Tennessee. Defending National Champions. 15-time SEC Champions. Pat Summitt. Seven-time NCAA coach of the year.
I must say that when I heard that, I just started laughing. And couldn’t stop for quite some time.
We are going in as the No. 16 seed to play the No. 1 seed, but what’s even funnier is that they aren’t even the OVERALL No. 1. But when you hear Tennessee, you automatically think of their women’s basketball team and domination. When I watched the girls reactions to when they heard who they were playing, they all just started laughing. I wonder if that was a “Holy crap, I’m scared to death” laugh or “What a way to end the season!” laugh.
Candace Parker, their leading scorer, is leaving after the season to play in the WNBA. She’s a junior. Have you EVER heard of a female player doing that?!!! I think she also might be the first woman to dunk in a game.
Is this for real?
We play them on Sunday at 8:30 pm (CST) on ESPN2. If you are bored, you should watch. It will be well worth it … I will be sitting directly to the left of our bench on press row, trying to hold back from taking pictures, though that is all I will want to be doing.
Should be fun! Hopefully I can snag a photo op with Coach Summitt before we return to Oklahoma!