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Geno Auriemma says he’ll never hold all-time wins record

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(Saul Young/News Sentinel/USA TODAY NETWORK)

Geno Auriemma became the third coach in Division I basketball history to reach 1,200 wins on Wednesday.

It came easily in UConn’s 67-34 rout of Seton Hall. Auriemma joins former Duke men’s coach Mike Krzyzewski (1,202) and Stanford women’s coach Tara VanDerveer (1,206) as the only college coaches to ever cross the mark.

Auriemma is the fastest to 1,200 wins, doing so in his 39th season. Krzyzewski coached for 47 years while VanDerveer – who broke Coach K’s record mere weeks ago – is currently in her 45th season coaching. Auriemma is also the only one to do it all at one school. Coach K also coached at Army, while VanDerveer had stops at Idaho and Ohio State before landing at Stanford.

While Auriemma won’t delve much into his future, he did say that he would be adding “more along the line of single digits” when it comes to wins, rather than hundreds more.

“I could probably say, with a great deal of certainty, that I’ll never be No. 1 in wins, I don’t think that will happen,” he said. “And I’m still going to enjoy my wine and I’m going to sleep good tonight.”