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Jim Boeheim, aka Mr. Lucky

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I don’t think luck has anything to do with winning games.

So said Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, whistling past the graveyard after his team—assisted by the referees—narrowly escaped becoming the first Number 1 seed to ever lose to a Number 16 seed in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

As Don Markus reports:

It left longtime UNC Asheville coach Eddie Biedenbach seething.

“There’s not enough time for cooling off for this one,” he said. “Syracuse is better than Asheville. Tonight we were better than Syracuse. I have all the respect for Jim Boeheim, their team being 31-2. He’s a fantastic coach. They deserve all the recognition they’ve got this year. This (UNC Asheville) was the better team tonight.”

I respect coach Boeheim, but if he truly doesn’t believe that luck is a factor in winning some games—and particularly this game—he’s delusional.

Written by breckfield

March 16, 2012 at 7:48 am

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