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Texas' Conradt Gets Victory No. 800

January 23, 2003|From Associated Press

Texas' Jody Conradt became only the second women's coach to win 800 games, reaching that milestone Wednesday night at Austin, Texas, when the No. 17 Longhorns defeated No. 7 Texas Tech, 69-58.

The Longhorns (12-4, 5-0 in the Big 12) ended a 15-game winning streak by the Red Raiders (15-2, 4-1).

Conradt joined Tennessee's Pat Summitt (802) as the only women's coaches in the 800-victory club. Summitt got in Jan. 14 with a victory over DePaul. The 61-year-old Conradt is 800-262 in 34 seasons, with one national championship. She and Summitt started the season tied at 788 victories.

After the final buzzer sounded, player Stacy Stephens dumped a water bucket full of confetti on her coach's head and the crowd chanted "Jody, Jody, Jody."

Only three Division I men's coaches -- Dean Smith of North Carolina, Adolph Rupp of Kentucky and Jim Phelan of Mount St. Mary's -- have 800 or more wins.

In other games:

Maria Villarroel had 23 points at Lawrence, Kan., to lead No. 22 Oklahoma (11-5, 3-1) to a 61-49 Big-12 victory over Kansas (7-9, 0-5).... Chrystal Starling made two free throws with one second left in overtime to lift Virginia Tech (13-4, 4-2) to a 66-64 Big East victory over No. 23 Rutgers (9-5, 3-2) at Blacksburg, Va.

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