Posted: Sat December 15, 2012 10:01PM; Updated: Sat December 15, 2012 10:01PM

Summitt honored at Toledo-Marquette game

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Pat Summitt
Pat Summitt's son, Tyler, is an assistant coach with the Marquette women's team.
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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Pat Summitt was honored on Saturday night during a "We Back Pat" ceremony at halftime of the Toledo-Marquette women's basketball game.

The ex-Tennessee coach and her son, Tyler, a Marquette assistant coach, spoke briefly at the Al McGuire Center.

"It's a special night to have my son here and to have everybody backin' Pat," Summit said before receiving a standing ovation.

Many of the fans were wearing "We Back Pat" T-shirts bought to honor Summitt, who had 1,098 victories - more than any college coach, male or female - and won eight national championships.

Proceeds from sale of the shirts go to the Pat Summit Foundation to fight Alzheimer's disease, which forced Summitt to end her 38-year career after last season.

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