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College basketball: Roy Williams gets 800th coaching victory in UNC's rout of Syracuse

College basketball: Roy Williams gets 800th coaching victory in UNC's rout of Syracuse

Hall of Fame Coach Roy Williams earned his 800th career victory when Isaiah Hicks scored 20 points to lead No. 9 North Carolina to an 85-68 victory over Syracuse on Monday night in Chapel Hill, N.C. 

The win made Williams just the ninth Division I coach to reach 800 wins. 

Kennedy Meeks added 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Tar Heels (17-3, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who shot 52% and dominated the boards. UNC never trailed after the game's opening possession, led 42-30 at halftime and then stayed a step ahead of the hot-shooting Orange after the break. 

Syracuse (11-8, 3-3) got as close as three early in the second half, but never pushed ahead....

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