Belmont’s Rick Byrd wins No. 700, Northwestern State’s Mike McConathy wins No. 600

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While college basketball fans are watching for Coach K closing in on 1,000 career wins this week, a few respected Division I head coaches hit milestone coaching win totals with wins on Saturday.

Belmont head coach Rick Byrd won for the 700th time in the Bruins’ win over Austin Peay. Byrd has made the NCAA Tournament six times at the school and has 608 of his wins at Belmont.

Northwestern State head coach Mike McConathy took his 600th victory in the Demons’ win over Lamar. McConathy has been at Northwestern State for 16 seasons and been to the NCAA Tournament three times, most notably in 2006 when his No. 14-seeded Demons took down Iowa for the big first-round upset.