Score: No. 3 Syracuse 72, Detroit 68
Star(s): Syracuse: James Southerland 22 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Blk. Michael Carter-Williams 12 Pts, 10 Ast. Detroit: Doug Anderson 18 Pts 4 Reb and some viscous dunks.
Story: The first half was all Orange. The team opened up a 20-point lead early on the shoulders of another incredible three-point shooting performance from James Southerland. But late in the second half, the Titans surged back, cutting the Orange lead to single digits. Michael Carter-WIlliams iced the game from the foul line with just a few seconds remaining.
Highlight of the Night: Coach Boeheim earned his 900th win, putting him in an elite group with Mike Krzyzewski and Bob Knight.
— Kim Brown (@kimincuse) December 18, 2012
Jim Boeheim’s 900 wins for @cuse are the most by any men’s D-I basketball coach who spent whole career at one school
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 18, 2012
In this exclusive club, there’s no membership fee. Only victories. 900 to be exact. Congrats, Coach Boeheim. twitter.com/nikebasketball…
— Nike Basketball (@nikebasketball) December 18, 2012
I don’t think people realize how great Jim Boeheim is. He is the single most important person in the history of the city of Syracuse.
— Dan LaDuke (@DLaDuke15) December 18, 2012
Syracuse defeats Detroit 72-68, congratulations to Coach Jim Boeheim on his 900th carer win twitter.com/BigEastMBB/sta…
— Big East MBB (@BigEastMBB) December 18, 2012