C.J. Fair Thinks Jim Boeheim Cost Syracuse The Game vs. Duke

While Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim may not be regretting his actions that resulted in a double-technical foul, an ejection, and four free throws for Duke in a two-point game, his star senior forward, C.J. Fair, might not be on the same page. Fair, who was at the center of the controversy after being called for a charge in what proved to be the most critical play of the game, still believes the Orange could have won the game after the call. Here’s what he told reporters:

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In all likelihood, Duke would have had two free throws coming with a 60-58 lead on the Orange, had Boeheim not blown up. If the Blue Devils had missed one, as they had on their previous trip to the stripe, SU would have had a chance to tie the game with a 3-pointer. There is no denying that Boeheim’s tirade removed any chance of that happening. It’ll be interesting to see if there is a rift between Boeheim and his players moving forward.

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