Stokes Back To Day-To-Day

by Categorized: Geno Auriemma, Kiah Stokes, UConn women's basketball Date:

Sophomore Kiah Stokes did not play after a recurrence of pain in her left shin. She had already missed five games this season with a stress reaction in the area.

“I don’t know anymore. It’s going to be one of those situations where we’ll just have to come to the gym every day and see what happens,” Auriemma said. “I don’t know if there will be a time when she is 100 percent during the season. It likely will all depend on how much she can manage [pain]. Some days it will be better, some days it will be worse.”

Milestones

Now that Stef Dolson has passed 1,000 career points, Kelly Faris is next in line. She scored eight Saturday and now needs 113 to become the 37th on the list. Faris, still the nation’s assist/turnover leader (3.88) after turning it over seven times against Louisville, now has 68 assists and 19 turnovers this season.

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, second in the nation in three-point shooting percentage (49.4) was 6 of 13 on Saturday. Penn State’s Maggie Lucas came into weekend as the nation’s leader (53.2). …Syracuse center Kayla Alexander needed 21 points to surpass Nicole Michael as the program’s all-time leading scorer. She had just four points in 11 minutes before fouling out. .. Stewart and Syracuse freshman Brittney Sykes were AAU teammates.

Oh, by the way, here is a picture of KML’s baby brother Zander taken during the postgame when she was holding him as she spoke to reporters. Is this kid cute or what?

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10 thoughts on “Stokes Back To Day-To-Day

  1. Osama the Hypocrite

    Banks and Jewell Loyd would be a great backcourt for 2 seasons. Geno’s love fist for Doty is sickening.

    1. Master Mind

      70 points from Dolson, KML and Stewart–W0W!!
      Have you ever seen 20 points go on the boards so quickly and quietly???
      Syracuse is a very good team. 5 fast kids attacking the basket every time down the floor. At least 3 (3) ball shooters.
      I think this was the best game Uconn has played all year against a quality opponent. ND plays Syracuse soon–I have to watch that game.
      Did you notice Geno on the side line wiggling and moving with each play–like a pool player trying to nudge the ball in the pocket with body motion. Tuck gave Uconn a couple of good moments and one terrific move for a score.

  2. Gunny

    If Kiah were in the Corp –she’d join us some night for a party. Then I bet the shin wouldn’t hurt much anymore.
    All it takes is some serious lovin.

    1. Ed

      Gunny: Leave that talk in the barracks, in the slop chute or on Yahoo news. This is a sports blog.

  3. Mike McManus

    I had to miss the 2nd half but I was really concerned how UCONN was getting beat on the boards even when Stewie and Dolson were in there together,and was still committing stupid turnovers. Stewie must have missed at least 3 layups as did others on the team and Syracuse was driving the lane with ease and getting good shots. I really think that Geno should reconsider doubling the ball all the time because good teams are finding the open player and getting quality shots. There is some talent on that Syracuse team and their record is for real. Apparently UCONN did a better job in the 2nd half but they have to stop the turnovers if they want to get to the Final Four. Duke will be a real challenge for them.

  4. Trevor Bayers

    Mike, Duke hasn’t even played a ranked team yet this year. UConn will steam roll them. Dolson and Stewart will “take” Williams right out of this game and the UConn guards and KML are going to destroy Duke. Wait and seen. Duke is a fraud team that doesn’t deserve their ranking. If they beat UConn, then I’ll eat my words. But we all know THAT won’t happen.

    1. John Deer

      Duke leads the nation in 3PT % made.

      UConn is terrible in 3PT % allowed.

      Wonder what the NCAA record for total 3PT attempts in 1 game is?

  5. Loved Marissa's Hair

    UConn coaches are doing a pathetic job teaching rebounding. Jumping with only 1 hand up in the air and then tipping the ball is not rebounding. Whatever happened to having both hands over your head and then jumping for a rebound? All rebounds in WCBB occurs below the rim. So this has nothing to do with jumping ability. Basic basketball.

  6. Fairfield County Fan

    UConn didn’t need her yesterday; but let’s hope that Kiah will be able to play on Monday against Duke and Elizabeth Williams. Her shot-blocking and rebounding abilities will be a valuable and welcome addition..

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