Auriemma Explains Tuck For Doty Lineup Switch

by Categorized: Caroline Doty, Geno Auriemma, Morgan Tuck, UConn women's basketball Date:

Freshman Morgan Tuck started her first game of the season for senior Caroline Doty, who had 26 starts coming into the game. Auriemma played a hunch that Tuck’s size might help a bit more than Doty.

“South Florida’s lineup is a little different,” Auriemma said. “Caroline would have ended up guarding a post player. That was one factor. The other was that I wanted to see what we looked like with two legitimate post players at the start. I thought maybe we could take advantage of some situations inside against them.

“It’s not easy trying to figure out what the best combination is for any particular game or situation. All year long we’ve kept an eye on making adjustments and we will keep doing it. Maybe we’ll eventually be like that. But what you saw [Saturday] may not necessarily be what we look like Monday or next week [at the Big East tournament].”

Tuck (17 minutes) and Doty (16) ended up being in the game about the same.

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5 thoughts on “Auriemma Explains Tuck For Doty Lineup Switch

    1. Mike

      Doty only played 9 minutes the game before. I believe there is more to this than what is indicated.

  1. bridget

    great article I thought that it was great to have morgan start it gives her more self esteam……….

  2. Missy

    For some reason Geno bends over backwards to keep Doty on the floor, even starting. Turnovers all over the place, around zero for seven from the floor, and twenty minutes playing time in most games.

    If she were anyone else and playing like that, she would be getting less minutes than Buck. If he wants to win anything this year, Doty has to be getting mop-up minutes only. Yeah, she’s a great tough kid, and and yada yada yada. Yawn!

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