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Monday, December 17, 2012
Jim Boeheim and 900: By the numbers

By ESPN Stats & Information


Jared Wickerham/Getty ImagesJim Boeheim's teams have made the NCAA tournament a record 29 times.
Jim Boeheim goes for career win No. 900 tonight when No. 3 Syracuse hosts Detroit (7 ET on ESPN2). Mike Krzyzewski (936) and Bob Knight (902) are the only Division I coaches to achieve that milestone.

Boeheim already holds Division I records for most wins at one school (previously Dean Smith’s 879 at UNC) and wins at one’s alma mater (previously Norm Stewart’s 634 at Missouri). Herb Magee, who has 948 wins at Division III Philadelphia University (his alma mater) is atop the NCAA list in both categories.

Krzyzewski reached win No. 900 in his 1,183rd game and Knight got there in his 1,269th. Tonight is the 1,204th game of Boeheim’s career.

Place in history
• Boeheim’s 37 seasons at Syracuse are the most of any Division I coach at his current school (Dave Bike has been at Sacred Heart for 35 years).

• His 34 career 20-win seasons are the most of any Division I coach (Dean Smith is next with 30).

• His 29 NCAA tournament appearances are the most all time.

• His current streak of 15 consecutive 20-win seasons puts him just one behind Krzyzewski.

• His win over Wisconsin in last season’s Sweet 16 gave him 48 career NCAA tournament wins, breaking a tie with John Wooden for fifth most all time (Jim Calhoun is fourth with 49).

• He’s one of 11 coaches to win the men’s basketball championship at his alma mater.

• His 1,203 games coached are the fifth most in Division I.

• His 402 Big East wins (regular season and tournament) and 47 Big East tournament wins are the most all time.

Jim Boeheim milestone wins
1 -- Nov. 26, 1976, vs. Harvard, 75-48
100 -- March 1, 1980, vs. Villanova, 97-83
200 -- Feb. 14, 1985, vs. Seton Hall, 94-62
300 -- Dec. 30, 1988, vs. St. Francis (Pa.), 105-63
400 -- Jan. 9, 1993, vs. Miami (Fla.), 89-81
500 -- Feb. 22, 1997, vs. Rutgers, 92-62
600 -- March 16, 2001, vs. Hawaii, 79-69
700 -- Feb. 26, 2005, vs. Providence, 91-69
800 -- Nov. 9, 2009, vs. Albany, 75-43
880 -- Feb. 8, 2012, vs. Georgetown, 64-61 (OT) (passes Dean Smith)
900 -- ???