Summitt notches 800th win


Published: Wednesday, January 15, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 15, 2003 at 12:11 a.m.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Pat Summitt became the first coach in women's college basketball history to win 800 career games when No. 5 Tennessee beat No. 25 DePaul 76-57 Tuesday night.
Summitt is just the fourth men's or women's coach in Division I with 800 victories behind North Carolina's Dean Smith, Kentucky's Adolph Rupp and Jim Phelan at Mount Saint Mary's.
Summitt's record stands at 800-161 in 29 seasons with six national championships, second only to John Wooden's 10 titles at UCLA.
Tennessee (12-3) didn't allow for much suspense in whether Summitt would have to wait for the next game to reach the milestone.
After the Blue Demons (12-4) tied it at 2 in the opening minute, it was all Tennessee. The Lady Vols slowly built a lead and then went on an 18-0 run in the first half.
Reserve Brittany Jackson started it with two consecutive 3-pointers.

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