Mar 7, 2015 2:17 PM by News Staff
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim took the court with his Orange for the final time this season Saturday, a day after the NCAA hit the program with sanctions for numerous rules violations after a long investigation.
The school had previously announced a one-year postseason ban amid the ongoing case, making the trip to North Carolina State the final stop in the Hall of Fame coach's 39th season.
But on Friday, the NCAA wrapped things up by hitting the school with penalties for academic, drug and gifts violations committed primarily by the men's basketball team. That includes a nine-game suspension for Boeheim next year in league games.
Many N.C. State fans stopped their "Wolf! Pack!" chant during Syracuse's starting lineups long enough to strongly boo Boeheim when he was introduced.
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