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Jim Boeheim became one of three coaches with 900 or more wins in Division I men's college basketball after a win over Detroit on Monday night. He is in good company with Bobby Knight and Mike Krzyzewski, but is Boeheim the best of a very elite group?
Ohio State has advanced to its second Final Four under Thad Matta with a 77-70 win over Syracuse. Without Fab Melo, the Orange had no answer for the Buckeyes on the boards, as they were outrebounded 37-22. How much did Syracuse miss Melo in the NCAA tournament? How much was the flow of the game affected in what was a tightly officiated game?
Before news broke that Syracuse's Fab Melo will miss the NCAA tournament due to an eligibility issue, 74% of the more than 2.5 million Tournament Challenge brackets filled out had the Orange reaching the Final Four. How deep of a run will they have without their starting center in the lineup?