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Syracuse star Boeheim suspended after punching FSU player during ACC game

Boeheim to miss game vs. Duke
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Posted at 10:43 PM, Mar 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-09 22:43:10-05

NEW YORK (AP) — Syracuse star Buddy Boeheim has been suspended for the Orange's Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament game against Duke after he punched Florida State's Wyatt Wilkes in the stomach Wednesday during a second-round 's victory.

Boeheim, the team's leading scorer, was not called for a foul after he swung his right hand into Wilkes' midsection as he turned to run back to the defensive end.

Wilkes doubled over and squatted for a moment after being struck about midway through the first half. Boeheim, the son of Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, released a statement after the game, saying he apologized “multiple times” to Wilkes after the game.

Syracuse will face top-seeded Duke on Thursday in the quarterfinals.