Thursday, January 29, 2009

One point, one more win to get to 1000

The Lady Vols won against Ole Miss tonight by one point, making it the 999th win for coach Pat Summitt. I was working and didn't hear or see the game, but there was a different starting line. Angie Bjorkland scored the winning point in the final seconds. The Associated Press reports:

The Lady Rebels nearly grabbed their first win over the Lady Vols since a 78-72 victory on Feb. 4, 1996 at Oxford. Mississippi has not beaten Tennessee in Knoxville since a 69-65 decision on Jan. 31, 1987.

Tennessee could have taken control of the game with free throws, but after entering the game shooting 68.6 percent from the line, the Lady Vols hit 16 of 31 for 51.6 percent.

Frustrated with her team falling behind in games, Summitt drilled her team through intense practices this week.

On the subject of Coach Summitt, I found a great article.

Rising to her own level

One more win to get to 1000. The Lady Vols play Monday night on ESPN against Oklahoma.

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