Monday, February 2, 2009

Summitt goes for 1,000 win against Oklahoma

As of now, the legendary UT women's basketball coach sits at 999 wins.

Pat Summitt has been coaching at UT for 35 years, and is second for most NCAA championships held. She now holds eight.

Despite having a rough 2008-09 season with young and inexperienced players, Summitt has dedicated her life to the sport and refuses to give up on her team. Calling this a rebuilding year, the Lady Vols have been quite inconsistent. Sometimes they win and sometimes they don't. Sometimes they beat higher ranked teams and sometimes they get trampled on by teams that are not ranked.

In January 14, 2003, Summitt became the first woman to reach the 800-win plateau. She also became No. 1 on the Division I all-time wins list in 2005, surpassing Dean Smith's record of 879 wins.

She has signed and coached players like Candace Parker and Tamika Catchings, who now are WNBA all-stars.

The Lady Vols lost to Oklahoma 80-70. Looks like Pat will have to wait for her 1,000 win against Georgia.

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