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Storify: Fans celebrate Jim Boeheim’s milestone 900th victory

Jim Boeheim’s 900th Win

Tonight’s win against Detroit marked a record 900 wins for the Syracuse Orange’s head coach. Boeheim becomes the 3rd coach in Division-I history to reach this milestone win.

Storified by The Daily Orange · Mon, Dec 17 2012 20:50:51

The Daily Orange honored the potential win with a photo gallery of Jim Boeheim’s historic basketball career. 
Looks the same! RT@dailyorangeAs Jim Boeheim sits on the cusp of 900 wins, here he is as a player.
Tonight’s game against Detroit could be Jim Boeheim’s 900th win. Keep up w/ @DOSports @mark_cooperjr & @MrJacobK on Twitter for live updatesThe Daily Orange
With the head coach’s 800th win only a few years ago hopes were high that Boeheim could secure his big 900th win. 
RT @dailyorange: A little more than 3 years ago, Boeheim won his 800th. He goes for 900 in about an hour. DeSantis
The Orange get ready for the big game.
SU-Detroit pregame warmups. #cusenation #orangenation #900wins #jimboeheimJacob Modugno
Legendary Syracuse player Dave Bing attended the game to support his former teammate, Boeheim. 
RT @dailyorange: Syracuse legend Dave Bing at the game. Bing played alongside Boeheim at SU. ~Bonnie~ Ortiz
But celebrations started even before Syracuse secured the win. Three fans formed the “900 club,” and, with nine minutes remaining, Carrier Dome workers handed out miniature Boeheim heads, on popsicle sticks, with the words “Coach Jim Boeheim 900 wins” on the back. An announcement asked fans to stick around after the game to honor Boeheim when the Orange led by 18 in the second half.
The ‘900 club’ courtesy of the @dailyorange Bailey
900 wins!! Congrats #JimBoeheim @syracuseu @Cuse #Basketball #Cuse #Syracuse #900 #Wins #HallOfFame #Coach #Boeheim #Detroit #Michigan #Winning #Proud #College #LifeChloe 🙂
Tensions were high towards the end of the game with SU leading 67-63 with 29 seconds left and Detroit going to the foul line. But the Orange were able to secure the win 72 to 68 and the sea of Orange fans began celebrating. Boeheim was then presented with a commemorative “900” jersey. 
OH YEAH!!! 900 WINS FOR BOEHEIM!!! #jimboeheim #900wins #cusenation #orangenation #ncaarecordJacob Modugno
Congrats on 900 Boeheim. #syracuse #orange #basketball #900wins #milestoneFreddie Cerwonka
Fans took to social media to celebrate Boeheim’s life long commitment to basketball and record win.
RT @44TheLegend: Congrads Coach B. On Your 900 Win Taking A Football School And Turning It Into A Basketball PowerHouse Magnuson
RT @ohkimburrlee: Happy 900th win Jim Boeheim! #mycoach #bigeast #900 #jimboeheim #cuse #cusenation #syracusebasketball #looki Dengel
“@JOwensBB: Congrats jim boeheim with 900 wins just behind coach k and bobby knight.. #cuse”K.Dixon
Congrats to Jim Boeheim on win #900, all with Syracuse. That’s a whole lot of tacos.Nathan K Archambault
Congrats to Jim Boeheim for his 900 wins. Here’s hoping he sticks around for 1000… #letsgoorangeBrian Kecskemety
The head coach held a press conference following the game addressing the win. He also discussed other important issues like the tragedy in Newtown, CT and the dying newspaper industry, specifically The Post Standard going to three days a week.
#mr900 #900wins #jimboeheimAmanda Gold
RT @mark_cooperjr: And he addressed the #Newtown tragedy and gun control. Interesting, 15-minute press conference, to say the least.David Wilson
YES. RT @mark_cooperjr: Also, Boeheim commented on The Post-Standard going to three days a week. Called it/newspapers dying a "tragedy."Katie McInerney
In honor of the win The Daily Orange created a commemorative homepage celebrating the head coach along with extensive coverage of the game. 
@mark_cooperjr Love the homepage!Ben Glidden
Boeheim’s #900 featured on the @dailyorange’s homepage! Edelstein


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