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Pat Summitt left us today. The world is a little less bright because of it.

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"I won 1,098 games, and eight national championships, and coached in four different decades. But what I see are not the numbers. I see their faces."

-€” Pat Summitt

Pat Summitt died today, taken away from us at the age of 64. She is a legendary figure that requires no introduction, and requires no discussion; she is the best women's college basketball coach of all time, and perhaps overall, as well. The numbers say it, her impact says it, and most importantly, we all feel it.

The numbers I found only went back to the 2001-2002 season. I leave you with 11 years of a career that spanned nearly 40, and hope that you understand what basketball has lost. I hope you understand what her players, and her friends and family, have lost.

The Tennessee Lady Volunteers, 2001 -€” 2012

2001-02

29-5

Final Four

79.9 points per game (6th)

65 points per game against (133rd)

14.9 scoring margin (10th)

2002-03

33-5

Runner-up

79.9 ppg (2)

58.5 ppga (35)

21.4 sm (2)

2003-04

33-5

Runner-up

74.4 (12)

62.5 (114)

11.9 (23)

2004-05

30-5

Final Four

72.2 (17)

60.1 (91)

12.1 (23)

2005-06

31-5

Elite Eight

78.3 (6)

61 (79)

17.3 (6)

2006-07

34-3

Champions

73.6 (15)

55.5 (16)

18.1 (6)

2007-08

36-2

Champions

76.7 (7)

58.7 (48)

18.1 (5)

2008-09

22-11

First Round

69.9 (39)

63.7 (189)

6.2 (70)

2009-10

32-3

Sweet Sixteen

74.3 (18)

57.1 (31)

17.2 (6)

2010-11

34-3

Elite Eight

79.3 (6)

56.4 (37)

22.9 (4)

2011-12

27-9

Elite Eight

74 (16)

60.1 (136)

13.9 (15)

It is what it is. But, it will be what you make it.

-€” Pat Summitt