Boeheim collects 300th Big East win

Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2005

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Gerry McNamara had 22 points to lead No. 7 Syracuse to a 70-61 victory over Notre Dame on Monday night, making Jim Boeheim the first coach with 300 Big East wins.

Josh Pace scored six of his 16 points in a 14-0 run that gave Syracuse (16-1, 3-0) a 57-65 lead.

Torin Francis had 15 points and nine rebounds for Notre Dame (10-3, 2-1), which was 0-for-7 from the field with one turnover during the run.

It was the ninth straight win for the Orange in their first game this season outside the state of New York. It was the fourth straight win at Notre Dame for Syracuse.

The loss ended Notre Dame's winning streak at six games and prevented the Irish from going 3-0 in the league for the first time.

Boeheim has a 300-161 record in his 26th season in the conference. John Thompson, who coached at Georgetown for 20 seasons, is second on the career list with 231 wins. Jim Calhoun, in his 19th season at Connecticut, is second among active coaches with 221.

No. 25 Oklahoma 77, No. 12 Connecticut 65

NORMAN, Okla. — Taj Gray scored 23 points and Lawrence McKenzie added 18 for the Sooners.

Kevin Bookout scored 11 points for Oklahoma (12-2), which beat the defending national champions for the third time in four seasons.

Marcus Williams had 16 points for the Huskies (9-3), while Charlie Villanueva had 13 points and 14 rebounds.

Women's Capsules

ATHENS, Ga. — Sophomore Cori Chambers scored a career-high 26 points, including five 3-pointers, to lead 18th-ranked Georgia to a 97-42 rout of Stetson on Monday night.

Freshman Megan Darrah added 17 points for the Lady Bulldogs (13-4), who snapped Stetson's four-game winning streak.

Jaclyn Piloto led the Hatters (5-6) with seven points.

Georgia put together a 6-0 run and a pair of 12-0 runs in the first half for a 51-17 lead at the break.

Stetson shot 30 percent and committed 26 turnovers. Georgia had seven turnovers and finished 12-for-27 from 3-point range.

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