7:30 PM ET, January 16, 2012
Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York
Top-ranked Syracuse hits 20-0 as Jim Boeheim ties Adolph Rupp on wins list
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse was teetering on the brink again against Pittsburgh. This time the top-ranked Orange found a way to win.Dion Waiters had 16 points and Scoop Jardine had 12 points and 10 assists as Syracuse held off the Panthers 71-63 on Monday night to open the season with 20 straight wins and snap a five-game losing streak to Pittsburgh.The Orange (20-0, 7-0 Big East) set a school record for most consecutive victories to start a season and it was win No. 876 for coach Jim Boeheim, tying him with Adolph Rupp of Kentucky for fourth place all-time in Division I. North Carolina's Dean Smith is third with 879.
The 20-Win Man
With Monday's school-record 20th straight win, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim notched his 34th 20-win season. That's easily the most in Division I history.
|-- Source: ESPN Stats and Information|
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||22-56 (.393)||23-50 (.460)|
|3P Made-Attempted||7-23 (.304)||5-18 (.278)|
|FT Made-Attempted||12-23 (.522)||20-23 (.870)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||19 (0/0)||15 (0/0)|
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