SEC keeps backing Pat

The SEC is extending its “We Back Pat” initiative to the SEC women’s basketball tournament.

On Friday, fans are asked to wear purple to The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga., to support the Pat Summitt Foundation, which makes grants to advance research and provide support services in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

The first 1,500 fans wearing purple to the evening session will receive a Fierce Courage bracelet courtesy of the foundation. Tennessee plays at 6 p.m.