Boeheim responds to report of NCAA Investigation

By wbng sports

March 20, 2013 Updated Nov 4, 2013 at 2:24 AM EST

San Jose, CA (WBNG Binghamton)

The Syracuse University men's basketball program is being investigated by the NCAA, according to a report released by CBS Sports Wednesday afternoon.

The report cites a source close to the program that says the alleged violations are major and wide-ranging.

Wednesday, coach Jim Boeheim responded to the allegations as the team prepares for its opening round game of the NCAA Tournament against Montana in San Jose.

"We're concerned about playing Montana," said Boeheim. "You know there's 30,000 people in the Dome yelling at me all the time, people yell at their television sets, I tell them all the time I can't hear them, but they still yell at them. There's no distractions for me and these players, there's absolutely no distractions."

Boeheim and the Orange take on the 13th-seeded Grizzlies Thursday in San Jose, with tip time scheduled for right around 10 p.m. EST.

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