Syracuse Orange men's basketball head coach Jim Boeheim joins Bobby Knight and Mike Krzyzewski as the only NCAA Division I men's basketball coaches with at least 900 wins in their careers.
Syracuse was the first to score, with sophomore forward Rakeem Christmas connecting on a layup inside off of an assist by fellow sophomore, guard Michael Carter-Williams.
From there, the University of Detroit Mercy Titans would tie the game at 4 apiece and come within one possession.
Senior forward James Southerland's shooting prowess carried over from the match against Canisius, with Southerland making five of his six attempts from three-point range in the first half alone.
Carter-Williams, who has had at least nine assists in the last eight games extended that streak to nine-straight, with 10 in this contest. He had seven at the half.
Southerland led Syracuse in scoring with 22 points on this historic moment in Orange history.
But, Syracuse gave up a substantial lead in the second half, dwindling down to a three-point advantage twice.
A free throw made by Carter-Williams with 1.2 seconds remaining sealed the door on the Syracuse win, 72-68.