College Basketball: Boeheim gets 903d as Syracuse cruises

Posted: January 03, 2013

Jim Boeheim notched his 903d career victory, breaking a tie with Bob Knight for second all-time among Division I men's coaches, and No. 7 Syracuse rolled past Rutgers, 78-53, on Wednesday night in the Big East opener for both teams.

Boeheim, in his 37th season at his alma mater, trails only Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, who has 940 victories.

Syracuse (13-1, 1-0) has won 33 straight home games, the longest active streak in the nation, and has beaten Rutgers (9-3, 0-1) 13 straight times. The Orange's last home loss was to Georgetown, 64-56, on Feb. 9, 2011.

Duke 67, Davidson 50 - Ryan Kelly scored 18 points to help No. 1 Duke remain unbeaten with the win over visiting Davidson.

Quinn Cook scored 15 points and Mason Plumlee scored eight of his 10 in the second half for the Blue Devils (13-0), who are one of only four undefeated teams remaining in Division I.

Louisville 80, Providence 62 - Russ Smith scored a game-high 23 points and No. 4 Louisville (13-1, 1-0) shot 53 percent to run away from visiting Providence in the Big East Conference opener.

Widener 91, Swarthmore 78 - The Pride (3-9) defeated the host Garnet (3-9) with 23 points by Adam Ahern (Avon Grove).

Swarthmore's Will Gates scored 22 points and became the program's all-time leader in career three-pointers when he hit six. He has 188, topping the previous mark of 187 set by Matt Gustafson in 2005.

Honors. University of the Sciences forward Garret Kerr (Middle Township) was named the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference player of the week for the second time this season.

Philadelphia University guard Andre Gibbs is the CACC rookie of the week for the second time.

Senior Nick Colella and junior Jermaine Marshall joined redshirt sophomore D.J. Newbill, a Strawberry Mansion graduate, as Penn State's captains.

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