Summitt Reaches New Heights: 1,000 wins

By: AP
By: AP

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ In this season of lowered expectations for Tennessee, Pat Summitt still reached unprecedented heights: 1,000 victories.

Summitt became the first Division I basketball coach _ man or woman _ to win 1,000 career games Thursday night as her 12th-ranked Lady Vols beat Georgia 73-43. It was their second chance in four days at giving their coach her latest and one of her greatest milestones.

These baby Lady Vols (17-4), with seven freshmen on the roster, are nothing like the squads that brought Summitt her seventh and eighth national championships in the previous two seasons. This is an inexperienced group that had Summitt joking about whether they would even be up to the task of winning the 17 games she needed to reach 1,000 this season.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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