Montana Lady Griz coach Robin Selvig hit another milestone on Wednesday when he won his 700th career basketball game in a 59-57 OT win over Illinois at the Caribbean Classic in Cancun, Mexico.
Senior guard Mandy Morales made a basket with 0.7 seconds left to beat the Illini and make Selvig just the ninth coach in women's D-I history to win 700 games. Selvig is now a remarkable 700-199. Six of those wins have come in the NCAA tournament.
Below is a little breakdown on the historic win from www.montanagrizzlies.com:
Robin Selvig, in his 31st year as Lady Griz head coach, pushed his record to 700-199 (.779) with a 59-57 overtime win over Illinois at the Cancun Caribbean Classic in Cancun, Mexico, on Nov. 26, 2008. He entered the season ranking seventh on the list of winningest active Division I coaches in both victories and winning percentage.
Selvig is the ninth coach in women’s Division I history to reach 700 wins. Of those nine, only Tennessee’s Pat Summitt, Georgia’s Andy Landers and Selvig have done so at the same school. Of those three, only Selvig was a student-athlete at the school for which he now coaches.
With 700 career victories in just 899 games coached, Selvig became one of the fastest coaches to reach the 700-win mark in NCAA men’s or women’s basketball history. Legendary Kentucky coach Adolph Rupp tops the list, reaching 700 wins in his 836th game. Summitt hit 700 in her 847th game, former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian in his 876th game and Standord’s Tara VanDerveer in her 885th game.
Like Selvig, it took former Texas coach Jody Conradt 899 games. Former North Carolina coach Dean Smith, who’s next on the list, reached 700 wins in his 904th game.