LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Bob Knight moved to within 2 wins of all-time leader Dean Smith on the Division I career coaching list when Texas Tech beat Centenary 98-64. Knight's 877th victory broke his tie for 2nd place with Kentucky's Adolph Rupp.
If the Red Raiders beat Arkansas in Little Rock next Saturday, Knight could tie Smith at home on December 23rd against Bucknell.
Smith, who left the North Carolina bench in 1997, won 879 games in 36 years with the Tar Heels. The 66-year-old Knight, who is in his 41st season, got 662 of his wins at Indiana.