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Jim Boeheim will attempt to win his 903rd game as head coach of the Syracuse Orange tonight against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. That would move him past Bobby Knight into second place all-time. Let's check out the particulars about the game and how he can get there.
Date: Wednesday, January 2nd
Time: 7:00 p.m. EST
Location: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY
TV: Time Warner Cable Sports/MSG/ESPN3
Announcers: Jason Benetti, Bob Wenzel
Radio: Syracuse IMG Network/WAER 88.3/WTKW 99.5 FM/ESPN 97.7 FM/Sirius 112/XM 197
Records: Syracuse 12-1, Rutgers 9-2
Rankings: Syracuse No. 7/7, Rutgers UNR
Rutgers' Last Game: The Knights proved to Rider that they are New Jersey's College Team by beating them down, 68-56. It's their fifth win in a row.
Series: Syracuse leads, 28-9.
Current Streak: 12, Syracuse
Last Game: The one-loss Orange went to the RAC and came away with a messy 74-64 victory. C.J. Fair led the team with 21 points.
Boeheim's Record Vs: 25-5
Rutgers Last Year: Rutgers finished 14-18 last season and 6-12 in the Big East. It's Rutgers, this is about right.
Rutgers Coach: Mike Rice (3rd season, 38-37). Like all Rutgers basketball coaches before him, Mike Rice is a lunatic. He's currently on an apology tour for his suspension over abusive behavior within the program. He'll be fired soon enough for one reason or another.
"Fear Me, I've Killed Hundreds Of Timelords": Eli Carter and Myles Mack are two guards who do almost all the score for Rutgers. They average a combined 31 PPG, which is roughly 40% of the overall scoring.
Fun Fact: Rutgers' golden era of dominance in this series was between 1974 and 1978 when they won four of five games against SU, including three in a row. Also, when Rutgers beats Syracuse, they do it in bunches. Anytime they've beaten SU in the last 20 years, they've done it two-times in a row.
Unexciting Reason To Watch: Rutgers basketball!
Exciting Reason To Watch: Jim Boeheim > Bobby Knight
Rutgers Blog: On The Banks
Tweeterers Worth Following: @RUScoop, @RUFANJERRY