Syracuse Coach Jim Boeheim received the loudest ovation from the fans at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, some of whom arrived with signs and shirts celebrating his latest career accomplishment.
On Monday, Boeheim joined Mike Krzyzewski and Bob Knight as the only Division I men’s coaches to reach 900 victories. But on Saturday, Boeheim was in a less than festive mood. The No. 3 Orange breezed through their first 10 games of the season, winning eight of them by double digits, but Temple provided a more difficult test.
After falling behind by 10 points in the first half, the resilient Owls knocked off Syracuse, 83-79, in the Gotham Classic.