Syracuse and Tyus Battle knocked off the pound-for-pound best team in college basketball on Monday night as the Orangemen beat No. 1 Duke. The majority of the country was rooting for 'Cuse as well, but in the waning moments, it appears Jim Boeheim had a bit of an issue.
The Hall-of-Fame coach is a prostate cancer survivor, which certainly explains the situation. This is likely just an unfortunate side-effect. Boeheim beat prostate cancer in 2001 in a well-documented battle.
For those making comments/getting clicks about Boeheim’s pants, he’s a prostate cancer survivor, beat it a decade ago. Maybe since you shared the pic you’d want to share a link toohttps://t.co/89mk52Biwn— Matt McKenzie (@Matt_McKenzie1) January 15, 2019
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Boeheim is a legendary coach and this surely will pass. Or, ya know, he just spilled some water in an unfortunate spot. We've all been there--khakis don't mix well with spills. Either way, Boeheim walked off that court a winner.
Considering how long Boeheim's been at Syracuse (he basically has a lifetime contract), it seems his assistants don't have the courage to tell him he ought to grab a towel of some sort. Hell, we've seen this before. Coaches often rip their $20 Kohl's khakis in the line of fire.
Pants aside, this is just another incredible win on a Hall-of-Fame resume.