Geno, Hatchell Get 1,000th Wins
(AP) — Just two women's basketball coaches had earned 1,000 career victories before Tuesday. That number has doubled as Connecticut's Geno Auriemma and Syliva Hatchell of North Carolina reached the milestone to join Pat Summitt and Tara Vanderveer.
Auriemma improved to 1,000-135 at UConn as the top-ranked Huskies cruised past Oklahoma 88-64. Napheesa Collier had a game-high 21 points to help Auriemma become the fastest coach to win 1,000 games.
Hours earlier, Hatchell reached the mark when the Tar Heels whipped Grambling State 79-63. Hatchell is 1,000-376 during a 43-year career that started with 11 seasons at Francis Marion.