Syracuse's Buddy Boeheim suspended 1 game for punching Florida State's Wyatt Wilkes

Syracuse star Buddy Boeheim was suspended for the Orange's Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament game against Duke after he punched a Florida State player in the stomach Wednesday during a second-round victory

The ACC announced the one-game suspension for a "flagrant act" about four hours after ninth-seeded Syracuse beat eighth-seeded Florida State 96-57 to advance to the quarterfinals Thursday at Barclays Center

The senior, the son of Orange coach Jim Boeheim, earlier released a statement acknowledging he was wrong

"In the heat of today's game, after some shoving in the lane, I swung my arm while turning to go back up court. It was wrong to act out in frustration," Boeheim said in a statement posted on Syracuse basketball's Twitter account

. "I apologized to Wyatt Wilkes multiple times in the handshake line. He said not to worry about it, but I know it was wrong."

If the Orange (16-16) lose to Duke, Boeheim is likely to have played his last college game. He has indicated several times this season he did not intend to take advantage of the extra year of eligibility the NCAA granted athletes for competing during the pandemic-altered 2020-21 season

Syracuse is not in contention for an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament and the NIT also seems unlikely if the Orange fall below .500 with a loss to Duke

Boeheim was not called for a foul on the play, which happened after Syracuse made a basket

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