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Today in sports history: Dean Smith becomes college basketball’s career victory leader at 877

1997 — North Carolina’s Dean Smith becomes the career victory leader when the Tar Heels beat Colorado 73-56. Smith, with 877 victories, passes Kentucky coaching legend Adolph Rupp.

North Carolina head basketball coach Dean Smith celebrates with players Charlie McNairy, left, and Makhtar Ndiaye, right, after posting his record breaking 877th win over Colorado durign the NCAA east regional secound round game at the Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Saturday, March 15, 1997. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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