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Syracuse's Boeheim ties Knight in wins

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Michael Carter-Williams got his game back on track and moved his coach up the wins ladder.

Syracuse's point guard had a career-high 18 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds Monday to lead the No. 7 Orange (12-1) to a 96-62 victory over Central Connecticut State, giving coach Jim Boeheim his 902nd career win, which ties Bob Knight for second all time among Division I men's coaches. Duke's Mike Krzyzewski has 939.

Boeheim's first chance to pass Knight comes Wednesday at home against Rutgers (9-2), which has won five in a row.

"They're off to a great start and we're looking forward to that challenge," Boeheim said of the Big East opener.

After hitting only 5 of 26 shots in the three previous games, Carter-Williams was 6-for-10 from the floor, including 3 of 4 from behind the 3-point arc.

No. 5 Indiana 69, Iowa 65: Cody Zeller scored 15 of his 19 in the second half and the Hoosiers (13-1, 1-0) opened Big Ten play by holding off the host Hawkeyes (11-3, 0-1). Indiana ended a four-game losing streak in Iowa City.

No. 9 Minn. 76, No. 18 Michigan St. 63: Andre Hollins scored 22 as the host Gophers (13-1, 1-0 Big Ten), who moved into the top 10 for the first time in 16 years, beat the Spartans (11-3, 0-1), who had won 13 of the last 15 meetings.

No. 10 Gonzaga 69, No. 22 Okla. St. 68: Kevin Pangos scored 23 and hit the clinching free throws with 4.3 seconds left as the Zags (13-1) completed a five-game sweep of Big 12 competition in nonconference play. Marcus Smart led the host Cowboys (10-2) with 23 points.

No. 14 Cincy 70, No. 24 Pitt 61: Cashmere Wright scored 18 as the Bearcats (13-1, 1-0 Big East) used a 14-2 second-half run to beat the host Panthers (12-2, 0-1), who were 0-for-10 on 3-pointers.

No. 23 N.C. State 89, UNC-Greensboro 68: C.J. Leslie scored 21 and the host Wolfpack (11-2), the nation's most accurate-shooting team, shot 53 percent.

No. 25 K-State 70, S. Dakota 50: Nino Williams scored 16 for the Wildcats (11-2).

Temple hits 1,800 wins: The host Owls became the sixth Division I men's basketball program to reach 1,800 wins by beating Bowling Green 75-57. Temple is 1,800-982 in 115 seasons and joins Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina, Duke and Syracuse.

Fla. Gulf Coast 68, Kennesaw St. 59: Sherwood Brown scored 19 as the Owls (1-12) rallied to win their Atlantic Sun opener over the host Eagles (9-5).

USF women's coach reaches 200-win milestone

Senior guard Inga Orekhova scored a career-high 25 as the host Bulls (11-2) beat Detroit-Mercy 74-60 to give coach Jose Fernandez his 200th career win.

"I've been fortunate to coach some great kids since the year 2000 and to be at a place for 13 years," Fernandez, already the all-time winningest men's or women's Bulls basketball coach, said in a news release. "Not many people get that opportunity to do that now with the amount of changes in men's basketball, women's basketball and football."

No. 1 UConn 95, Oregon 51: The Huskies (12-0) moved atop the Top 25 for the first time since the end of the 2010-11 season and got 19 points from Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis to rout the host Ducks.

Syracuse's Boeheim ties Knight in wins 12/31/12 [Last modified: Monday, December 31, 2012 9:13pm]
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