Syra­cuse gives Boe­heim his 900th ca­reer vic­tory

Only Krzyzewski, Knight have more Di­vi­sion I wins.

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS BRIEFING - Syra­cuse coach Jim Boe­heim set his mark in his 37th sea­son.

Jim Boe­heim be­came the third Di­vi­sion I men’s coach to reach 900 wins as No. 3 Syra­cuse beat Detroit 72-68 on Mon­day night in the Gotham Clas­sic.

Boe­heim, 68 and in his 37th year at his alma mater, is 900-304 and joined an elite fra­ter­nity. Mike Krzyzewski (936) and Bob Knight (902) are the only other men’s Di­vi­sion I coaches to win that many games.

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, Boe­heim’s col­lege room­mate, team­mate and fel­low Hall of Famer, and Roo­sevelt Bouie, a star on Boe­heim’s first team in 1976-77, were in the Car­rier Dome crowd of 17,902. Mid­way through the sec­ond half, fans were given plac­ards fea­tur­ing card­board cutouts of Boe­heim’s face with 900 wins printed on the back to cel­e­brate.

Boe­heim was pre­sented a jersey en­cased in glass with 900 em­bla­zoned on it.

“I’m happy. I’ve stayed around long enough,” Boe­heim said at cen­ter court. “I was a lit­tle ner- vous.”

James Southerland had 22 points for Syra­cuse (10-0), which in­creased its home win­ning streak to 30 games, long­est in the na­tion. Detroit (65), which lost 77-74 at St. John’s in the sec­ond game of the sea­son and 74-61 at Pitt ear­lier this month, had its four-game win­ning streak snapped.

Or­ange point guard Michael Carter-Wil­liams, who had 10 or more as­sists in four straight games and six al­to­gether, fin­ished with 10 as­sists and 12 points, his sixth straight dou­ble-dou­ble.

Juwan Howard Jr. and Doug An­der­son both scored 18 points for Detroit.

Detroit pulled to within 67-63 with 55.1 sec­onds left. But Carter-Wil­liams hit three of four free throws to win it.

No. 12 Mis­souri 102, South Carolina St. 51: Jabari Brown, play­ing in his first game since Nov. 17, 2011 when he was a fresh­man at Ore­gon, scored 12 points and the host Tigers (9-1) beat the Bulldogs (4-7).

No. 21 UNLV 62, UTEP 60: Bryce DeJean-Jones scored 12 points and An­thony Mar­shall added 11 as the Run­nin’ Rebels (9-1) edged the host Min­ers (3-5). Ju­lian Wash­burn had 13 points for UTEP and Kon­ner Tucker added 12.

No. 22 Notre Dame 74, IPFW 62: Pat Con­naughton scored 18 points to lead the host Fight­ing Ir­ish (10-1) over the Mastodons (5-7).

Duke No. 1 again: Duke ad­vanced one spot to re­place In­di­ana at the top of The AP’s Top 25 on Mon­day, draw­ing closer to UCLA’s record for most No. 1 rank­ings.

In­di­ana (9-1) held the top spot from the pre­sea­son poll through the first five weeks of the sea­son. But­ler beat the Hoosiers 88-86 in over­time Satur­day.

The Blue Devils (90) re­ceived 62 first­place votes from the 65mem­ber na­tional me­dia panel. Michi­gan (11-0), which re­ceived the other No. 1 votes, and Syra­cuse moved up one place each to sec­ond and third. They were fol­lowed in the top 10 by Ari­zona, Louisville, In­di­ana, Ohio State, Florida, Kansas and Illi­nois. It’s the 123rd week Duke has been ranked No. 1, 11 weeks be­hind UCLA.

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