Jim Boeheim achieved another milestone in his impressive career at Syracuse, and yet passing Bob Knight for second place all time on the victory list almost seemed like an afterthought.
‘‘I'm proud to be able to do that. I'm happy to get it done,’’ Boeheim said after his seventh-ranked Orange defeated Rutgers, 78-53, Wednesday night in Syracuse, N.Y., for his 903d victory, one more than Knight among men’s Division 1 coaches. ‘‘To me, this game is not about numbers, it really isn't. It’s not about how many points you score or the assists you get. It’s about all the people, all the people you meet on the way. It’s been an unbelievable experience.’’