Boeheim's 903rd Leaves Knight in Wake

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In the 1987 NCAA championship game, Syracuse University suffered a heart-breaking 74-73 defeat to Bob Knight’s Indiana Hoosiers in one of the most memorable games of Jim Boeheim’s career.

When Syracuse beat Kansas in the 2003 NCAA title game to give Boeheim the national championship that Indiana had denied him 16 years earlier in the same Louisiana Superdome, one of the first people Boeheim heard from was Knight.

“He wrote me a great letter when we won in ’03,’’ Boeheim said. “We’ve become friends over the years, I think. You’re never quite sure with coach Knight.’’

On Wednesday night, the Syracuse Orange routed Rutgers 78-53 in front of 17,413 fans at the Carrier Dome. The win was the 903rd...

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