Pearl showed up with several of his players, spelling out "GO VOLS" on their painted chests. Coach Pat Summitt appeared to notice Pearl and "gestured enthusiastically" at him -- whatever that means. (We're praying it was an Arsenio Hall style WOOF-WOOF.)
The spirited effort was all for naught, as Duke defeated Tennessee 74-70. The Blue Devils started the season 20-0 for the second straight year and handed the Lady Vols only their 17th loss in Thompson-Boling Arena, which opened in 1987. Ladies hoops fan or not, only 17 home losses since Reagan is pretty darn impressive.