Knight to call his first women's game

Updated: February 1, 2009, 12:51 AM ET
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Reaching the Summitt

Pat Summitt became the first coach in women's and men's Division I history to win 1,000 games.

Most Career Coaching Wins
Coach Last Team Years W-L
Pat Summitt Tennessee 35 1,000-187
Bob Knight Texas Tech 42 902-371
Jody Conradt Texas 38 900-309
Dean Smith North Carolina 36 879-254
Adolph Rupp Kentucky 41 876-190
Tennessee coach Pat Summitt's first attempt at her 1,000th victory will come Monday night -- with Hall of Fame coach Bob Knight calling his first women's basketball game.

The Lady Vols' game, against No. 2 Oklahoma, airs on ESPN2 at 7:30 p.m. ET from Oklahoma City.

It will be Summitt's first attempt at the landmark win. She earned her 999th victory Thursday night when the Lady Vols (No. 15 ESPN/USA Today, No. 13 AP) rallied from a nine-point second-half deficit to edge Mississippi 60-59 as Angie Bjorklund hit a 3-pointer with 6 seconds left.

"Anyone who wins 1,000 times at anything is special," said Knight, the winningest Division I men's coach with 902 victories.

Knight will be joined by Brent Musburger and Nancy Lieberman on the ESPN2 broadcast. He has been working at the network since last March and doing studio work and commentary on Thursday night men's games.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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