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Boeheim Joins 900-Victory Club

  • Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim talks with Michael Carter-Williams during the first half against Detroit in an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

    Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim talks with Michael Carter-Williams during the first half against Detroit in an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

  • Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim watches during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Detroit in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

    Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim watches during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Detroit in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

  • Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim watches during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Detroit in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

    Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim watches during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Detroit in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

  • Syracuse's James Southerland scores against Detroit during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

    Syracuse's James Southerland scores against Detroit during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

  • Detroit's Juwan Howard is pressured by Syracuse's C.J. Fair, left, and Trevor Cooney during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

    Detroit's Juwan Howard is pressured by Syracuse's C.J. Fair, left, and Trevor Cooney during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

  • Detroit's Juwan Howard is pressured by Syracuse's C.J. Fair, left, and Trevor Cooney during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

    Detroit's Juwan Howard is pressured by Syracuse's C.J. Fair, left, and Trevor Cooney during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

  • Syracuse's Michael Carter-Williams drives against Detroit's Doug Anderson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

    Syracuse's Michael Carter-Williams drives against Detroit's Doug Anderson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

  • Syracuse's Michael Carter-Williams drives against Detroit's Doug Anderson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

    Syracuse's Michael Carter-Williams drives against Detroit's Doug Anderson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

  • Syracuse's C.J. Fair passes around Detroit's Nick Minnerath as Evan Bruinsma, left, defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

    Syracuse's C.J. Fair passes around Detroit's Nick Minnerath as Evan Bruinsma, left, defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

  • Syracuse's C.J. Fair passes around Detroit's Nick Minnerath as Evan Bruinsma, left, defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

    Syracuse's C.J. Fair passes around Detroit's Nick Minnerath as Evan Bruinsma, left, defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

  • Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim yells instructions to his players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Detroit in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

    Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim yells instructions to his players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Detroit in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

  • Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim yells instructions to his players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Detroit in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

    Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim yells instructions to his players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Detroit in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

  • Detroit's Jason Calliste is pressured by Syracuse's James Southerland, right, and Michael Carter-Williams during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

    Detroit's Jason Calliste is pressured by Syracuse's James Southerland, right, and Michael Carter-Williams during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

  • Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim talks with Michael Carter-Williams during the first half against Detroit in an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)
  • Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim watches during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Detroit in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)
  • Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim watches during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Detroit in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)
  • Syracuse's James Southerland scores against Detroit during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)
  • Detroit's Juwan Howard is pressured by Syracuse's C.J. Fair, left, and Trevor Cooney during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)
  • Detroit's Juwan Howard is pressured by Syracuse's C.J. Fair, left, and Trevor Cooney during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)
  • Syracuse's Michael Carter-Williams drives against Detroit's Doug Anderson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)
  • Syracuse's Michael Carter-Williams drives against Detroit's Doug Anderson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)
  • Syracuse's C.J. Fair passes around Detroit's Nick Minnerath as Evan Bruinsma, left, defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)
  • Syracuse's C.J. Fair passes around Detroit's Nick Minnerath as Evan Bruinsma, left, defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)
  • Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim yells instructions to his players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Detroit in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)
  • Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim yells instructions to his players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Detroit in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)
  • Detroit's Jason Calliste is pressured by Syracuse's James Southerland, right, and Michael Carter-Williams during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

Syracuse, n.y. — Jim Boeheim became the third Division I men’s coach to reach 900 wins as No. 3 Syracuse beat Detroit 72-68 last night in the Gotham Classic.

Boeheim, 68 and in his 37th year at his alma mater, is 900-304 and joined an elite fraternity. Mike Krzyzewski (936) and Bob Knight (902) are the only other men’s Division I coaches to win that many games.

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, Boeheim’s college roommate, teammate and fellow Hall of Famer, and Roosevelt Bouie, a star on Boeheim’s first team in 1976-77, were in the Carrier Dome crowd of 17,902. Midway through the second half, fans were given placards featuring cardboard cutouts of Boeheim’s face with 900 wins printed on the back to celebrate.

Boeheim was presented a jersey encased in glass with 900 emblazoned on it.

“I’m happy. I’ve stayed around long enough,” Boeheim said at center court. “I was a little nervous.”

James Southerland had 22 points for Syracuse (10-0), which increased its home winning streak to 30 games, longest in the nation. Detroit (6-5), which lost 77-74 at St. John’s in the second game of the season and 74-61 at Pitt earlier this month, had its four-game winning streak snapped.

Orange point guard Michael Carter-Williams, who had 10 or more assists in four straight games and six altogether, finished with 10 assists and 12 points, his sixth straight double-double.

Juwan Howard Jr. and Doug Anderson both scored 18 points and Nick Minnerath had 13 for Detroit. Ray McCallum Jr., Detroit’s leading scorer at 19.4 points per game, finished with nine, while Jason Calliste had seven.

Women

No. 8 California 71
Northwestern 65

Evanston, Ill. — Brittany Boyd scored 18 points and Talia Caldwell added 16 as No. 8 California beat Northwestern.

Gennifer Brandon’s three-point play with 3:04 left put Cal (8-1) ahead for good. The Golden Bears won despite their struggles from the field, shooting 26 for 64 (39.1 percent).

Brandon had 11 points and 10 rebounds and Layshia Clarendon scored 11 for Cal.

Karly Roser scored 16 points and Dannielle Diamant had 15 points and 12 rebounds for Northwestern (6-4). Lauren Douglas added 14 for the Wildcats in their fourth straight loss.

The game had 13 lead changes and 12 ties before Cal went ahead for good on Gennifer Brandon’s three-point play with 3:04 left in regulation. Brandon finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds while Layshia Clarendon added 11 for the Golden Bears.

The Golden Bears opened the second half with eight missed shots missed while the Wildcats moved to a 38-33 lead four minutes in after Roser drove the lane for a basket.

Northwestern lost despite going 26 of 33 from the free throw line.