Boeheim hits milestone in win
BY Associated Press
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
12/18/12 at 5:49 AM
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 in Syracuse, N.Y.
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 nervous."
James Southerland had 22 points for Syracuse (10-0), which increased its home winning streak to 30 games, longest in the nation. Detroit (6-5), 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 and Nick Minnerath had 13 for Detroit. Ray McCallum Jr., Detroit's leading scorer at 19.4 points per game, finished with nine, while Jason Calliste had seven.
No. 12 Missouri 102, South Carolina St. 51: In Columbia, Mo., Jabari Brown, playing in his first game since Nov. 17, 2011, when he was a freshman at Oregon, scored 12 points for Missouri.
Matthew Hezekiah led South Carolina State (4-7) with 14 points.
Despite not playing for nine days, the Tigers scored 49 points in the first half, representing the team's best this season.
No. 21 UNLV 62, UTEP 60: In El Paso, Texas, Anthony Marshall scored 13 points and Bryce DeJean-Jones added 12 for UNLV.
Jaques Streeter scored with 27 seconds left to bump UNLV's lead to two points. DeJean-Jones had an opportunity to make it a two-possession game but missed two free throws with 15 seconds left.
Konner Tucker had a last-second opportunity for the Miners after taking an inbounds pass from the far sideline for a 3-point attempt which bounced up and off the rim.
Katin Reinhardt scored 10 points for UNLV (9-1), which had a 17-2 run in the first half and still led by as many as 15 points in the second half before the Miners started their closing run.
No. 22 Notre Dame 74, IPFW 62: In South Bend, Ind., Pat Connaughton scored 18 points to lead Notre Dame.
Connaughton more than doubled his 7.9 points-per-game average and had six rebounds and five assists.
Notre Dame (10-1) led 40-28 at halftime then opened the second half with a 9-5 run over the first 4:21, capped by a two-handed stuff by Jack Cooley off a full-court fastbreak pass from Jerian Grant. The Irish extended their lead to 19 points on a layup by Garrick Sherman with 13:35 to play.
Cooley had 14 points and eight rebounds, while Scott Martin scored 13 points on 3-for-5 shooting from 3-point range.
Luis Jacobo and Joe Edwards both scored 11 points for the Mastodons (5-7).
IPFW shot 36 percent from the field while the Irish made 52 percent.
Syracuse's Michael Carter-Williams drives against Detroit's Ray McCallum during the second half of Monday's game in Syracuse, N.Y. Syracuse won 72-68. KEVIN RIVOLI / Associated Press