With fans chanting his name and the magic number, Bob Knight entered the 800 club last night.
Knight became only the fourth Division I coach to win 800 games, reaching the mark by guiding Texas Tech over visiting Nebraska, 75-49, last night.
"I've had some milestones, but I've never had a milestone in front of a crowd that I appreciated so much," he said.
Only Dean Smith of North Carolina (879), Adolph Rupp of Kentucky (876) and Mount St. Mary's Jim Phelan (827) have won more than 800 games in Division I. With Phelan set to retire after this season, Knight (800-303) would become the active leader.
* DUKE 83, NORTH CAROLINA 74: The ninth-ranked Blue Devils scored on their final 11 possessions to defeat the Tar Heels at home.
Dahntay Jones scored 23 points and had 13 rebounds in front of a cheering section that included Grant Hill and Jason Williams, who had his No. 22 retired at halftime. Duke (15-3, 5-3 ACC) beat North Carolina (11-10, 2-6) for the sixth straight time, but this wasn't like the three blowout victories of a season ago. The Tar Heels, who lost their fifth straight, got 25 points from Raymond Felton.
* LOUISVILLE 77, CINCINNATI 71: Freshman Francisco Garcia scored a career-high 24 points and tied a school record with eight three-pointers as the No. 5 Cardinals extended the nation's longest active winning streak to 16 with the home win.
Reece Gaines scored 17 points and Marvin Stone had 11 rebounds for Louisville (17-1, 7-0 Conference USA), which is off to the program's best start since the 1955-56 team won 19 of its first 20 games. Jason Maxiell scored 21 points and Field Williams added 14 for the Bearcats (13-6, 6-3).
* SETON HALL 78, NOTRE DAME 72: Andre Barrett scored nine of his 24 points over the final 2 minutes 30 seconds and the host Pirates ended a three-game losing streak to the No. 10 Fighting Irish.
Andre Sweet added 17 points, almost triple his average, for Seton Hall (10-9, 5-4 Big East), which has won three straight. Dan Miller had 21 points for Notre Dame (18-4, 6-2).
* OKLAHOMA ST. 63, KANSAS ST. 55: Tony Allen scored 17 points and Andre Williams blocked seven shots in Eddie Sutton's 1,000th game as a Division I coach. The host Cowboys (18-2, 7-1 Big 12) got back on track after a loss at Texas on Saturday that ended their 15-game winning streak.
Sutton, in his 33rd season and 13th at Oklahoma State, became the 17th Division I coach to reach 1,000 games. His record is 720-280, including 290-116 with the Cowboys. The Wildcats fell to 11-9, 2-5.
* MARQUETTE 68, SAINT LOUIS 64: Sophomore Travis Diener scored a career-high 21 points and Robert Jackson added 15 despite early foul trouble in the 15th-ranked Golden Eagles' hard-fought home win.
Marquette (16-3, 8-1 Conference USA) extended its home winning streak to 27 games. The Billikens fell to 8-11, 2-6.
* ARKANSAS 81, ALABAMA 70: Jonathan Modica scored 26 points as the Razorbacks handed the No. 22 Crimson Tide its fifth straight road loss.
Alabama (13-6, 3-5 Southeastern Conference) dropped to 2-5 since beating Arkansas (7-11, 2-5) at home Jan. 8.
* MISSISSIPPI STATE 82, VANDERBILT 60: The No. 23 Bulldogs' starting five scored in double figures and their quick-handed defense forced 21 turnovers in the home win. Mississippi State improved to 14-5, 4-4 in the SEC.
* PURDUE 78, WISCONSIN 60: Willie Deane scored 19 points and Darmetreis Kilgore added 17 as the No. 24 Boilermakers won for the 10th time in their last 11 games. Purdue is 15-4, 7-1 in the Big Ten. The Badgers are 15-5, 5-3.
* NORTHWESTERN 74, INDIANA 61: Jitim Young scored 23 points and T.J. Parker had 21 as the Wildcats beat the visiting Hoosiers for the first time in 15 years. It was the fourth straight loss for Indiana (14-7, 4-4 Big Ten). Northwestern is 9-10, 1-7.
* GEORGE MASON 71, DELAWARE 63: Jesse Young scored a team-high 16 points and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds to lead George Mason (12-8) on the road. The Blue Hens fell to 11-9.
* CATHOLIC 97, SALISBURY 85: William Morley set career highs with 31 points and 13 rebounds to lead the visiting Cardinals (18-2, 9-0 Capital Athletic Conference) to a double overtime win over the Seagulls (5-15, 3-6).