Jim Boeheim Says He ‘Went Too Far’ With Reaction On Saturday

by February 26, 2014


by Bill DiFilippo / @bflip33

By now, you’ve probably seen Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim lose his mind when Orange guard CJ Fair was called for a charge late in Saturday’s game against Duke, which led to Boeheim getting ejected.

In an appearance on ESPN’s The Herd With Colin Cowherd today, Boeheim acknowledged that his sideline tantrum went too far.

Via The Post Standard:

“There’s no question I went too far,” Boeheim said. “In my mind, the game was over. That was really the call that got me. Would you rather not do that? Probably. But when you’re in the middle of that moment, when you’re involved in a game like that and you feel the game is gone because of this play, you lose control of your emotions.”

“It was a close play. I think you could argue either way on it, though I thought with the new rule they’ve been calling that a block and they did that against us.

Syracuse ended up losing the game to the Blue Devils, 66-60.