New York, NY (Sports Network) - Syracuse gave coach Jim Boeheim his 900th victory on Monday. No. 901 will have to wait.
Khalif Wyatt scored a career-high 33 points and Anthony Lee added 21 with nine rebounds, as Temple handed the third-ranked Orange their first loss of the season with an 83-79 decision at Madison Square Garden.
The Owls (9-2) were coming off a 72-62 home loss to Canisius on Wednesday. They made just 4-of-28 shots from three-point range in that setback, but on Saturday connected on 8-of-24 from distance and sank 29-of-36 free throws to beat a top-10 team for the fifth straight year.
C.J. Fair scored 25 for Syracuse (10-1), which gave Boeheim his milestone win on Monday in a 72-68 victory over Detroit at the Carrier Dome. The Orange nearly blew a 20-point lead in the second half five days ago, and on Saturday couldn't recover from their first second-half deficit of the season.