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Miami (Fla.) Athletics | January 14, 2017

Miami (Fla.) coach Jim Larranaga wins 600th career game

  Larranaga now places 14th in career wins among active coaches.

Miami (Fla.) men’s basketball coach Jim Larrañaga won his 600th career game Saturday afternoon at Pitt, improving to a 600-395 mark in 33 seasons as a head coach.

Larrañaga’s 600 wins place him at 47th in all-time NCAA victories and 14th among active coaches. Of those 14, five are in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, including four from the Atlantic Coast Conference.

In his career, Larrañaga has won 27 games at American International, 170 at Bowling Green, 273 at George Mason and 130 at Miami. He is one of 15 coaches all-time with 100 or more wins at three D-I schools, four of whom are actively coaching. He is also 11th among active coaches in total games coached (995) and ninth in most seasons coached (33).

Larrañaga has posted 10 20-win seasons over his career, topped by the 29-7 mark at Miami in 2012-13, when the Canes won the ACC regular season Championship, ACC Tournament championship and played in the NCAA Sweet 16.

Active DI coaches by victories (after games on Jan. 12):
1. Mike Krzyzewski, Duke 1,057
2. Jim Boeheim, Syracuse 894
3. Bob Huggins, West Virginia 805
4. Roy Williams, North Carolina 798
5. Rick Pitino, Louisville 759
6. Rick Byrd, Belmont 741
7. Cliff Ellis, Coastal Caro. 721
8. Jerry Slocum, Youngstown St. 718
9. Larry Hunter, Western Caro. 685
10. John Beilein, Michigan 676
11. John Calipari, Kentucky 634
12. Rick Barnes, Tennessee 627
13. Bill Self, Kansas 607
14. Jim Larranaga, Miami (FL) 600

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