Summitt gets 800th career win

Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2003

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, going on an 18-0 run in the first half to put away the Blue Demons (12-4).

Ashley Robinson led Tennessee with 12 points.

The Blue Demons were led by Khara Smith's 18 points.


AP Photo/Wade Payne

Fans show their support of Tennessee Lady Vol head coach Pat Summitt after her team defeated DePaul, 76-57, to get her 800th career win Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, in Knoxville, Tenn.

AP Photo/Wade Payne

No. 21 Notre Dame 71, St. John's 42

NEW YORK -- Jacqueline Batteast had 24 points and 11 rebounds as Notre Dame beat St. John's to improve its all-time record against the Red Storm to 12-0.

In addition to her fourth double-double of the season, Batteast also had five steals for the Fighting Irish (10-4, 2-1 Big East).

No. 3 Pittsburgh 80, West Virginia 61

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Donatas Zavackas scored 16 points to lead No. 3 Pittsburgh to an 80-61 victory over West Virginia on Tuesday night.

Julius Page, Ontario Lett and Jaron Brown each added 14 points for Pittsburgh (13-1, 3-0 Big East), which shot 63 percent from the field, including 10-of-18 from 3-point range.

Drew Schifino had 18 points for West Virginia (9-5, 1-2), which lost for the first time at home this season and was held to its third-lowest point total of the season.

No. 6 Connecticut 83, Virginia Tech 65

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Ben Gordon scored 24 points and Emeka Okafor had 19 as the Huskies (11-1, 2-0 Big East), who shot 69 percent from the field in the second half.

Okafor finished with 12 rebounds and had all five of his blocks in the second half. Gordon had two of his three steals during a 21-3 run that snapped a 54-all tie.

Terry Taylor had 16 points and seven rebounds for Virginia Tech (6-8, 0-2), which shot 28 percent in the second half and went 11 minutes without a field goal.

No. 10 Notre Dame 68, Rutgers 57

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Matt Carroll scored 25 points, Chris Thomas had 19 and the Irish made all but one of their 23 free throws.

Carroll capped a 14-2 run with a 3-pointer with 5:19 left as Notre Dame took a 59-49 lead.

Herve Lamizana had 14 points and eight rebounds for Rutgers (8-6, 0-2 Big East), which was 5-of-9 from free throw line.

No. 16 Kentucky 74, Vanderbilt 52

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Gerald Fitch scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half as the Wildcats (12-3, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) rallied from a 14-point deficit for their sixth straight victory.

Kentucky trailed 36-28 at halftime then outscored the Commodores 28-7 over the first 12 minutes of the second half.

No. 21 Marquette 85, Tulane 73

NEW ORLEANS -- Dwyane Wade scored 35 points to lead the Golden Eagles (11-3, 3-1 Conference USA), who shot 59 percent from the field and finished with a 36-28 rebound advantage.

Waitari Marsh had 27 of his 30 points in the second half for the Green Wave (7-8, 0-2), who got within two points with seven minutes left but never pulled even.

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