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Tuesday / February 21.

Syracuse Routs Rutgers as Boeheim Becomes Second-Winningest Coach; Big East Roundup

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Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim became the second winningest coach in Division 1 history with a 78-53 win over Rutgers at the Carrier Dome. Boeheim passed Bob Knight for his 903rd victory.

Syracuse improved to 12-1 overall, 1-0 Big East, while Rutgers dropped to 9-3, 0-1 in Mike Rice’s return from a three-game suspension.

Click here for Matt Sugam’s full post.

Elsewhere in the Big East...

D’Angelo Harrison went off for a career-high 36 points, drawing comparisons to Ben Gordon, but Villanova beat St. John’s, 98-86, behind 32 points from Ryan Arcidiacono.

Aaron Cosby went for 24 points and Fuquan Edwin scored the game-winner as Seton Hall won its seventh straight, 73-72, at DePaul.

Providence coach Ed Cooley says Louisville is “the best team in the country”¬†after the No. 4 Cardinals beat the Friars, 80-62.

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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.