Texas Tech's Knight ties Rupp with 876th career win

Dec 7, 2006 - 3:36 AM RUSTON, Louisiana (Ticker) - Coach Bobby Knight moved into a tie with Adolph Rupp for second on college basketball's all-time wins list at 876 with Texas Tech's 66-59 victory over Louisiana Tech on Wednesday night.

Knight, 66, also closed within three victories of matching the all-time record of 879, held by former North Carolina coach Dean Smith.

Texas Tech returns to action against Centenary on Saturday. At the earliest, Knight could tie Smith against Bucknell on December 23.

Guiding the Red Raiders to a 7-3 mark so far this season, Knight improved to 876-353 (.713) in his 41st season of coaching at Texas Tech, Indiana and Army. He won national titles at Indiana in 1976, 1981 and 1987.

Rupp also needed 41 seasons to reach the mark, going 876-190 (.822) with four schools, most notably Kentucky.

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