Feb 22, 2014; Durham, NC, USA; Syracuse Orange head coach Jim Boeheim argues with officials moments before being ejected near the end of their game against the Duke Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Dolejs-USA TODAY Sports

Jim Boeheim says he 'went too far' with tirade at end of Duke game

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In an interview with ESPN’s Colin Cowherd on Wednesday, Syracuse Orange head coach Jim Boeheim said he went a bit “too far” with his tirade during the waning seconds of Syracuse’s 66-60 loss to the Duke Blue Devils the past Saturday.

Boeheim received two technical fouls and was ejected after going absolutely ballistic following a foul call on C.J. Fair, who was cited for a charge with about 10 second remaining in the game.

The Syracuse coach said Wednesday that it’s easy to lose one’s head in situations like that:

There’s no question, I went too far. In my mind, the game was over. That was really the call that got to me.

 

Would you rather not do that? Probably. But when you’re in the middle of that moment and you’re involved in a game like that and you feel that the game is gone because of this play, you lose control of your emotions.

Personally, I think Boeheim’s actions Saturday were entirely appropriate. What’s more fitting than a coach charging the court after a charge is called on one of his players, huh? There’s, like, layers there, man.

[Source: ESPN]

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