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Jim Boeheim notched his 903rd career victory, breaking a tie with Bob Knight for second all-time among Division I men's coaches, and No. 7 Syracuse rolled past Rutgers 78-53 on Wednesday night in the Big East opener for both teams.
Boeheim, in his 37th season at his alma mater, trails only Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, who has 940 victories.
Syracuse (13-1, 1-0) has won 33 straight home games, the longest active streak in the nation, and has beaten Rutgers (9-3, 0-1) 13 straight times. The Orange's last home loss was to Georgetown, 64-56, on Feb. 9, 2011.
Brandon Triche had a season-high 25 points, hitting 5 of 7 3-point attempts, and added six assists to lead Syracuse. Michael Carter-Williams finished with 12 points and 10 assists, his eighth double-double, and C.J. Fair had 15 points and three blocks.
Eli Carter led Rutgers with 19 points.
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Jim Boeheim is never short on words after a game. Wednesday's win over Rutgers was no exception, as the Syracuse head coach had another classic press conference.
Jim Boeheim passed Bobby Knight for second place on the all-time wins list with the Orange win over Rutgers Wednesday night. (Photo by Nate Shron/Getty Images)
Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim entered Wednesday night’s game against Rutgers on the precipice of history, needing only one win to surpass legendary coach Bob Knight on the all-time wins list. By the time the first half...
Syracuse's Jim Boeheim is getting ready for his first chance to pass Bob Knight for second place on the all-time Division I wins list.
He's not the only coach that will be in the spotlight at the Carrier Dome since Rutgers' Mike Rice is back for his first game following an ignominious suspension.
The No. 7 Orange should be in good shape to earn this historic victory...
Syracuse uses a 24-0 run spanning both halves to pull away from Rutgers in their conference opener. Brandon Triche led the way as the Orange improved to 13-1 on the season.
Follow all of the action between the Orange and the Scarlet Knights with constant updates from CuseNation.com inside as Jim Boeheim goes for his 903rd win to pass Bobby Knight for second all-time.
Well 2013 is two days old and already big things are happening - Jim Boeheim has passed Bob Knight, winning his 903rd game, Louisville upset the Florida Gators in the Sugar Bowl, and the fiscal cliff has been averted....for now. However, there's a lot of 2013 left and that means one thing - resolutions. Here are mine and please keep in mind I can't speak for Champ. Hell I...
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers senior forward Austin Johnson spoke with reporters after the weekend's practice about the return of his head coach and preparations for the start of Big East play. Rutgers tips off tomorrow night against No. 7 Syracuse and coach Jim Boeheim, who tied Bobby Knight in career wins before the new year.
Justin Pugh had been rumored to be leaving Syracuse for the NFL. That rumor became true Thursday night as he announced his intentions to pursue his dream.
Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice returns to the bench tonight after a three-game suspension for inappropriate behavior. Rice leads Rutgers against No. 7 Syracuse and coach Jim Boeheim, who can pass Bobby Knight for second all time in career wins by beating the Scarlet Knights.