Posted: Sunday December 16, 2012 12:47 PM

Syracuse's Jim Boeheim 1 away from 900 wins

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Syracuse's Jim Boeheim is on the cusp of another milestone - he's one victory shy of 900.

Sometime soon - the first chance comes against Detroit on Monday night in the Carrier Dome on the court that bears his name - Boeheim will join a most elite fraternity, one with only two other members - Mike Krzyzewski (936) and Bob Knight (902), the only men's coaches in Division I history to win that many games.

One of a vanishing breed, Boeheim has been head coach at Syracuse since 1976 and has never had a desire to go anywhere else. His first victory as a college coach was against Harvard in Springfield, Mass., a 75-48 triumph on Nov. 26, 1976.

Victory No. 899 came Saturday night, 85-61 over Canisius as the fourth-ranked Orange (9-0) stretched their home winning streak to 29, longest in the nation.

 
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