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Vivian Stringer reaches 900 wins, as Rutgers tops USF

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - C. Vivian Stringer became the fourth women's college basketball coach to reach 900 wins as Rutgers cruised past South Florida 68-56 on Tuesday night.

 

Stringer, a Hall of Famer in her 42nd season as head coach, reached the milestone thanks to Erica Wheeler, who scored 24 points to help the Scarlet Knights (15-12, 6-8 Big East) snap a four-game losing streak.

 

Stringer joined Pat Summitt, Jody Conradt and Sylvia Hatchell. Mike Krzyzewski, Bob Knight and Jim Boeheim have done it on the men's side.

 

As the game ended, a crowd of 1,304 at the Rutgers Athletic Center saluted Stringer with chants of "900" and "C.V.S." and Scarlet Knights Athletics Director Tim Pernetti was among the first to greet her with a congratulatory banner.

 

Rutgers had lost four straight games since beating Cincinnati for Stringer's 899th career victory.

Associated Press

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