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Jim Boeheim earns ejection after horrible charging call in loss to Duke

Fair called for charging because refs like to fail
Fair called for charging because refs like to fail
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The Syracuse and Duke rematch almost lived up to the first game on Saturday night. Unfortunately, after a controversial call, and Jim Boeheim’s explosion from the sideline, Duke turned a two point lead into a six point win. The Blue Devils won 66-60.

The Syracuse vs Duke preview didn't mention the refs.

With 15 seconds left in the game, Syracuse had a chance to tie the game, or take the lead. That’s when C.J. Fair received the ball on the left wing and drove baseline for what looked like the tying bucket. However, an official had other ideas of how this game was to be finished. Jim Boeheim said “it was the worst call of the year.”

Instead of a bucket and a possible “And 1” scenario, Fair was called for a game altering charge with 10.4 seconds left. At that precise moment, Jim Boeheim stormed the court and was promptly tossed with multiple technical fouls.

Jabari Parker led the Blue Devils with 19 points and 10 rebounds in the win.

All night long Syracuse was in foul trouble and they seemed to be behind the eight ball from the beginning. Rakeem Christmas only played 17 foul plagued minutes, while Baye Mousa Keita earned his first significant action since injuring his knee.

For Syracuse, they’ve lost two games in row after starting (25-0). Duke improved to (22-6).


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