Jan 2, 2013; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange fans show a 903 sign to acknowledge Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim (not pictured) surpassing the win mark of Bobby Knight (not pictured) by winning the game the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at the Carrier Dome. Syracuse won the game 78-53. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Top Ten Games Of The Syracuse Basketball Season: Number Four


To celebrate Syracuse’s great basketball season, InsideTheLoudHouse will be counting down the ten best games of the year. Check back tomorrow for the next game in the installment!

#10: Syracuse Gets Revenge Win Over Pittsburgh In Big East Tournament (3/14/2013)
#9: Syracuse Sets Record In NCAA Tournament Win (3/21/2013)
#8: Syracuse Wins Final Big East Game In The Carrier Dome (3/6/2013)
#7: Number Seven: Southerland Scores 35 In Big East/SEC Challenge Road Win (11/30/2012)
#6: “I’m on a boat!” Syracuse Blows Out San Diego State To Start The Season (11/11/2012)
#5: The Syracuse Zone Shuts Down Indiana (3/28/2013)
 

Number Four: Boeheim Passes Knight As Syracuse Blows Out Rutgers (1/2/2013)

This was a game that was special for obvious reasons. The game was never really in doubt past the 10 minute mark in the first half, but it was a game that I bet Jim Boeheim was glad to get out of the way. Boeheim passed Bob Knight for second on the all-time wins list with this victory over the lowly Scarlet Knights, a milestone the Boeheim quickly  dismissed after the game was over:

“I’m proud to be able to do that. I’m happy to get it done,” Boeheim said after his seventh-ranked Orange had defeated Rutgers 78-53 on Wednesday night for his 903rd victory, one more than Knight among men’s Division I coaches. “To me, this game is not about numbers, it really isn’t. It’s not about how many points you score or the assists you get. It’s about all the people, all the people you meet on the way. It’s been an unbelievable experience.”

Boeheim will unlikely catch Coach K ahead of him, so fans in the Carrier Dome that night saw Boeheim pass the last of the legendary coaches on that list. Bob Knight is considered by many to be the best coach in the history of college basketball, so for Boeheim to pass him was definitely a memorable thing for both the hall of famer and the fans in attendance to see it.

Here is the Syracuse box score of the game, courtesy of ESPN:

STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
C.J. Fair, F 34 4-11 0-2 7-8 2 4 2 1 3 1 0 15
Rakeem Christmas, F 22 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 4 0 0 2 1 1 4
Brandon Triche, G 31 8-11 5-7 4-4 0 3 6 4 0 1 0 25
Michael Carter-Williams, G 37 5-10 2-4 0-0 0 1 10 1 1 2 3 12
DaJuan Coleman, F 9 1-3 0-0 1-2 1 3 0 0 0 1 2 3
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
James Southerland, F 25 4-13 1-6 0-0 1 4 2 4 1 0 0 9
Griffin Hoffmann, G 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Matt Lyde-Cajuste, F 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Nolan Hart, G 1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Baye Keita, C 13 2-2 0-0 0-0 2 4 0 0 1 1 2 4
Russ DeRemer, G 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Trevor Cooney, G 10 1-3 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
Jerami Grant, F 14 1-4 0-0 1-4 2 5 0 0 1 0 1 3
Noel Jones, F 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
28-62 9-22 13-18 8 29 20 11 9 9 13 78

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