Knoxville News Sentinel: Backing Pat done with support for foundation, rout on court
Tennessee continued a couple of familiar and popular themes Sunday afternoon at Thompson-Boling Arena. It backed Pat and beat Bama.
The backing upstaged the beating. And it began before the Lady Vols won their 39th consecutive game against Alabama in appropriate fashion, 96-69.
Many fans in the crowd of 12,512 donned “We Back Pat” shirts for the occasion, as Tennessee took its turn in honoring the Lady Vols former coach in her fight against Alzheimer’s.
Sunday’s game was the culmination of “We Back Pat” week, which was promoted by the SEC with the intent of bringing attention to the Pat Summitt Foundation Fund.
The foundation received more than attention Sunday. The News Sentinel, Sam’s Club and SEC officials presented Summitt with checks totaling $32,145.
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