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Tennessee’s Summitt Wins Her 880th Game

From Associated Press

Pat Summitt stands alone at the top of NCAA basketball.

The Tennessee coach broke Dean Smith’s career victory record Tuesday, getting No. 880 in the Lady Vols’ 75-54 win over Purdue in the second round of the NCAA tournament at Knoxville, Tenn.

Summitt improved to 880-171, while Smith was 879-254 when he retired in 1997 after 36 years with North Carolina.

“Obviously, to be in the company with Coach Smith, to think about all the people that were a part of these wins, I never thought I’d live this long,” Summitt said.

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After the game, NCAA officials presented Summitt with the game ball and a plaque. And the university announced the court at Thompson-Boling Arena will be named “The Summitt.”

Top-seeded Tennessee (28-4), got 18 points and 10 rebounds from Tye’sha Fluker to defeat Purdue (17-13).

Ohio State 75, Maryland 65 -- Brandie Hoskins scored 22 points, three teammates reached double figures and the Buckeyes (30-4) advanced to the round of 16 for the first time since 1993 with a win over the Terrapins (22-10) at College Park, Md. Crystal Langhorne had 22 points and 16 rebounds for Maryland.

Rutgers 61, Temple 54 -- Cappie Pondexter scored 25 points to help the third-seeded Scarlet Knights (27-6) defeat the Owls (28-4) at Storrs, Conn., to end the nation’s longest winning streak at 25. Cynthia Jordan led Temple with 15 points.

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Liberty 88, DePaul 79 -- Katie Feenstra had 29 points and 13 rebounds, and the Flames (26-6) shocked the Blue Demons (26-5) at College Park, Md., to become only the second 13th-seeded team to advance to the round of 16.

With Liberty’s chancellor, the Rev. Jerry Falwell, watching from a front-row seat, Liberty weathered a 16-0 run in the second half as well as Khara Smith’s 27 points for fifth-seeded DePaul.

Louisiana State 76, Arizona 43 -- Temeka Johnson scored all 14 of her points in the first half and had 10 assists to help the top-seeded Tigers (31-2) rout the Wildcats (20-12) at Knoxville, Tenn. Dee-Dee Wheeler led Arizona with 13 points.

Duke 70, Boston College 65 -- Alison Bales scored 10 of her 16 points down the stretch, and Monique Currie led the Blue Devils (30-4) with 21 points in a victory over the Eagles (20-10) at Chapel Hill, N.C. Clare Droesch led Boston College with 23 points.

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Connecticut 70, Florida State 52 -- Ann Strother scored 19 points, and Jessica Moore had 11 points and 12 rebounds for the three-time defending national champion Huskies (25-7) at Storrs, Conn. Roneeka Hodges had 28 points for the sixth-seeded Seminoles (24-8).

North Carolina 71, George Washington 47 -- Ivory Latta scored 17 points, and Nikita Bell had 16 points, nine rebounds and six steals to lead the top-seeded Tar Heels (29-3) over the Colonials (23-9) at Chapel Hill, N.C. North Carolina has won 15 games in a row.

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At the Summitt

Pat Summitt’s record at Tennessee:

*--* Year Record Year Record 1974-75 16-8 1990-91 30-5 1975-76 16-11 1991-92 28-3 1976-77 28-5 1992-93 29-3 1977-78 27-4 1993-94 31-2 1978-79 30-9 1994-95 34-3 1979-80 33-5 1995-96 32-4 1980-81 25-6 1996-97 29-10 1981-82 22-10 1997-98 39-0 1982-83 25-8 1998-99 31-3 1983-84 22-10 1999-00 31-3 1984-85 28-5 2000-01 31-3 1985-86 24-10 2001-02 29-5 1986-87 28-6 2002-03 33-5 1987-88 31-3 2003-04 31-4 1988-89 35-2 2004-05 28-4 1989-90 27-6 Total 880-171

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NCAA Women’s Regional Semifinals

AT PHILADELPHIA

Sunday at Temple

* Texas Tech (24-7) vs. Tennessee (28-4), 9 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.

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* Ohio State (30-4) vs. Rutgers (27-6), 9 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.

AT CHATTANOOGA

Saturday at Tennessee Chattanooga

* Liberty (26-6) vs. Louisiana State (31-2), 9 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.

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* Georgia (24-9) vs. Duke (30-4), 9 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.

AT KANSAS CITY

Sunday at Municipal Auditorium

* Michigan State (30-3) vs. Vanderbilt (24-7), 4:30 p.m. or 7 p.m.

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* Connecticut (25-7) vs. Stanford (31-2), 4:30 p.m. or 7 p.m.

AT TEMPE

Saturday at Arizona State

* North Carolina (29-3) vs. Arizona State (24-9), 6 p.m. or 8 p.m.

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* Minnesota (26-7) vs. Baylor (29-3), 6 p.m. or 8 p.m.


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