7:00 PM ET, January 29, 2009
Tennessee scores final six points to avoid upset, give Summitt 999th victory
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Lady Vols haven't made it easy on Pat Summitt as she closes in victory No. 1,000.They've frustrated her with turnovers, inconsistent defense and poor shooting. Summitt's 999th victory had all of those, but Angie Bjorklund hit a 3-pointer with 6 seconds left and the Lady Vols (No. 15 ESPN/USA Today, No. 13 AP) narrowly avoid a big upset with a 60-59 win Thursday night against Mississippi.
Reaching the Summitt
Pat Summitt became the first coach in women's and men's Division I history to win 1,000 games.
|Bob Knight||Texas Tech||42||902-371|
|Dean Smith||North Carolina||36||879-254|
Summitt will go for her 1,000th career win when the Lady Vols travel to Oklahoma.
|Feb. 2||at Oklahoma (ESPN2)|
|Feb. 5||vs. Georgia|
|Feb. 8||at Florida|
|Feb. 12||vs. Alabama|
|Feb. 16||vs. Duke|
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||21-56 (.375)||20-57 (.351)|
|3P Made-Attempted||7-21 (.333)||4-16 (.250)|
|FT Made-Attempted||10-14 (.714)||16-31 (.516)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||22 (0/0)||15 (0/0)|