(SYRACUSE, N.Y.) — Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim saw Monday’s 74-68 win over Detroit as just another victory. Many would not agree.
Boeheim became only the third coach in history to win 900 games, joining Mike Krzyzewski and Bob Knight as the only others to do it. The coach of the third-ranked Orange downplayed the achievement after the game.
“To me, it’s just a number,” Boeheim said. “If I get 900, have I got to get more? That’s why maybe it’s just not that important to me because to me it’s just a number, and the only number that matters is how this team does.”
The 68-year old is in his 38th year at his alma mater. He has had many blowout wins, but this wasn’t one of them.
The Orange (10-0) built a 40-21 halftime lead, but a 16-0 Titan run in the second half pulled them to within four with under a minute to play. Michael Carter-Williams hit three free throws at the end to ice it for the Orange.
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John Newsome and Anne Woolsey, CNN