Philadelphia University Hall of Fame coach Herb Magee became the first coach in NCAA men’s basketball history to post 950 career wins after the Rams defeated Chestnut Hill 67-63 on the road Jan. 12.
In his 46th season as head coach, all of them with his alma mater, Magee has reached 950 wins in 1,331 career games. Magee, who has the most all-NCAA wins in NCAA men’s basketball history, owns a career record of 950-381 for a winning percentage of .714.
Magee was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in August 2011.
All five starters for the Rams (9-6, 5-2 CACC) scored in double figures, led by 17 points from senior guard Jim Connolly. Freshman forward Peter Alexis and junior guard Nick Christian both recorded double-doubles. Alexis had 11 points and a game-high 12 rebounds, while Christian contributed 10 points and 11 rebounds. Freshman guard Andre Gibbs poured in 14 points and sophomore guard Nick Schlitzer scored 13 points.
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The Rams return home on Wednesday, Jan. 16, to take on Washington Adventist in its final non-conference game of the year. Tip time is 6 p.m.