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TENNESSEE 94 - WESTERN CAROLINA 43



March 21, 2005

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First-seeded Tennessee defeated 16th-seeded Western Carolina 94-43 to advance to the second round. Tennessee will face ninth-seeded Purdue in the late game on Tuesday.

Pat Summitt tied former North Carolina men's coach Dean Smith as the all-time winningest basketball player in NCAA history with 879 victories. The chart below compares impressive numbers from their careers.

Pat SummittDean Smith
Wins879879
Losses171254
Pct..837.776
Years3136
NCAA tournament berths24*27^
Final Four appearances15$11
Consecutive NCAA Sweet 16 berths2313
Regular-season conference titles1317
Consecutive 20-win seasons2927
Total 20-win seasons2930
Consecutive 25-win seasons2522
Win #87994-43 over Western Carolina97-74 over Louisville
Mar. 20, 2005Mar. 23, 1997

* increases to 30 including six AIAW appearances
^ increases to 31 including 4 NIT appearances
$ increases to 19 including 5 AIAW appearances

 

 

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