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Al Behrman, Associated Press
Syracuse guard Brandon Triche, center, pulls a rebound away from Cincinnati forward Yancy Gates, right, and forward Justin Jackson in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, in Cincinnati.

CINCINNATI — Kris Joseph scored 17 points Monday night, and No. 3 Syracuse recovered from its first loss of the season by beating Cincinnati 60-53, giving coach Jim Boeheim a notable career win.

The Orange (21-1, 8-1 Big East) used a late 12-2 run to pull away from the Bearcats (15-6, 5-3), who failed to turn the energy from their first home sellout into a signature win.

Instead, Boeheim came away with career victory No. 877, moving him ahead of Adolph Rupp into sole possession of fourth place on the Division I coaching list.

Syracuse was coming off a 67-58 loss at Notre Dame on Saturday that ended the best start in school history and cost the Orange their No. 1 ranking. Joseph had three driving baskets during the 12-2 run midway through the second half that made sure there would be no losing streak.

Cashmere Wright scored 17 points for Cincinnati.