Buddy Boeheim: Foul| Punch video| Throws punch| Hit

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Jackson Thomas “Buddy” Boeheim is an American college basketball player for the Syracuse Orange of the Atlantic Coast Conference. He is the son of Hall of Fame basketball coach Jim Boeheim.

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Buddy Boeheim: Foul| Punch video| Throws punch| Hit


The ACC announced the one-game suspension for a “flagrant act” about four hours after ninth-seeded Syracuse beat eighth-seeded Florida State 96-57 to advance to the quarterfinals Thursday at Barclays Center.

The senior, the son of Orange coach Jim Boeheim, earlier released a statement acknowledging he was wrong.

“In the heat of today’s game, after some shoving in the lane, I swung my arm while turning to go back up court. It was wrong to act out in frustration,” Boeheim said in a statement posted on Syracuse basketball’s Twitter account.

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“I apologized to Wyatt Wilkes multiple times in the handshake line. He said not to worry about it, but I know it was wrong.”

If the Orange (16-16) lose to Duke, Boeheim is likely to have played his last college game. He has indicated several times this season he did not intend to take advantage of the extra year of eligibility the NCAA granted athletes for competing during the pandemic-altered 2020-21 season.

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Buddy Boeheim: Foul| Punch video| Throws punch| Hit

Syracuse is not in contention for an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament and the NIT also seems unlikely if the Orange fall below .500 with a loss to Duke.

Boeheim was not called for a foul on the play, which happened after Syracuse made a basket.

Florida State’s Wyatt Wilkes doesn’t believe Syracuse star Buddy Boeheim should be suspended after Boeheim’s apparent punch to Wilkes’ mid-section at the ACC Tournament on Wednesday.


Wilkes addressed the situation in a YouTube video on Wednesday and said he “didn’t think anything of it,” while discussing Boheheim’s actions during the first half of the Orange’s second-round game. Syracuse rolled to a 96-57 victory over Florida State to set up the Duke matchup.

Boeheim was hit with a one-game suspension hours after the game for what the ACC called a “flagrant act,” forcing him to miss Thursday’s quarterfinal against Duke at Barclays Center.