Geno Auriemma said Saturday he will not likely find out until Sunday morning how badly sophomore guard Brianna Banks is injured.
Into Saturday’s 71-65 win over St. John’s for just one minute midway through the first half, she already had scored three points when she was injured being called for a charge.
“I don’t know,” Auriemma said. “It’s like anything else. I thought it was her hip originally. Then Rosemary [Ragle, the team’s athletic trainer] and Doc [Thomas Trojian] said she landed on her knee wrong and someone else hit it the wrong way.”
Auriemma said Stefanie Dolson, the junior center, missed the game – the first of her career – after falling ill at some point Saturday morning.
“She said she wasn’t feeling well this morning and had the chills and a fever,” Auriemma said. “This was at our shoot-around [Saturday morning]. But it was four hours before the game and we felt it was possible she could play. But it wasn’t going to happen. She couldn’t even stand up.
“We had put her in the starting lineup, but then she came into the locker room before the game and said she just couldn’t do it.”