PhilaU's Magee wins 900th game

PhilaU's Magee wins 900th game

Published Feb. 13, 2010 6:39 p.m. ET

Philadelphia University men's basketball coach Herb Magee won his 900th career game when the Rams beat Bloomfield College 81-77 on Saturday.

Now the Division II coach is just three victories away from passing Bobby Knight for first place on the NCAA career wins list. Knight's 902 victories are the most for coaches who spent their entire careers at the NCAA level.

Northern State coach Don Meyer has 921 victories at the NAIA and NCAA divisions.

Magee has coached the Rams for 43 years and led them to a national championship in 1970.


With his two granddaughters by his side, Magee unveiled a banner commemorating his 900th victory while standing on the court that is named after him.