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ACC will not take further action against Jim Boeheim following ejection in loss to Duke

Feb 23, 2014, 1:32 PM EDT

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In case you were lacked television or Internet last night, you missed a controversial ending to a Syracuse-Duke game, which is becoming a theme in the new ACC rivalry.

With 10 seconds to play, C.J. Fair was called for an offensive foul and colliding with Rodney Hood. Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim was steaming over that call, which he believed was a block, and was ejected for his outburst toward the official. Since then, Internet memes have been made of the incident and the previously unbeaten Orange have lost two straight.

On Sunday morning, ESPN reported that the ACC will take no further action against the Syracuse coach following the Saturday night’s ejection.

It’s still an on-going debate as to whether it was a charge, or a block or whether or not Boeheim should have reacted the way he did, given that it was still a one-possession game with 10.4 second remaining.

Either way, Syracuse, which will lose its No. 1 spot on Monday, has dropped two consecutive games after rallying off 25 straight to begin the season, though Cuse had escaped in several close games leading up to this week. Now the Orange are in a position to not even finish in the top spot in the ACC standings.

Virginia is 14-1, a game and a half ahead of Cuse. The Cavaliers host the Orange on Saturday. Before Cuse travels to Charlottesville, it has to face Maryland on the road. Three of Syracuse’s four remaining games is on the road, concluding with a trip to Florida State on Mar. 9.

The Cavaliers, on the other hand, have had a mostly favorable schedule since leaving Pitt with a buzzer-beating victory on Feb. 2.

[h/t CBS Sports]

  1. djshnooks - Feb 23, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Such garbage…Jabari Parker did the same thing earlier, and got a blocking call.

    The refs gave that game to Duke, like always. It’s garbage. Such a joke.

    • 6superbowls - Feb 23, 2014 at 9:22 PM

      Please??? Stop your whining. Same call went in Syracuse’s favor at the end of the last Pitt game when it should have a no call, yet old man Boeiheim conveniently forgets that. Many others this year went in Cuse favor this year as well. Exactly why I can never root for that headcase. Made a complete @ss of himself. Reminds me the old coot that coached at Penn State. Thinks he’s entitled.

  2. musketmaniac - Feb 23, 2014 at 3:26 PM

    Duke deserved the win, but espn blew the coverage, live. the first replay was from half court, he got set than shuffled his feet while not moving his upper body. they next ten replays were upper body angles only. And I hope Virginia wins, scheduling pitt and duke twice for Syracuse. And cuse and unc twice for duke. you did Virginia play twice. Va. tech and miami fla Georgia tech? oh well football first

  3. chumthumper - Feb 24, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    Of course there will be no further action against Boeheim; he is now a member of the ACC’s holy trinity.

  4. musketmaniac - Feb 24, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    funny how 6 has Bohiem and jopa together in his head. Jim bo got away scott free while jo pa is rotting away along with his image. more blame for the victims Jim bo

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