Stokes Listed As Doubtful For Stanford, Oregon; Tuck Out Saturday

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The Huskies did not have either freshman Morgan Tuck [knee bruise] or sophomore Kiah Stokes [stress reaction] for Wednesday night’s 97-25 win over Oakland.

On Thursday, the program said that Stokes is doubtful not only for Saturday’s game at Hartford, but the showdown with No. 1 Stanford on Dec. 29 and the game at Oregon on Dec. 31.

UConn athletic trainer Rosemary Ragle said that Tuck “only did half-court [practice] today and we are holding her out on Saturday to insure proper healing time.  Kiah is being evaluated on a week to week basis.”


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8 thoughts on “Stokes Listed As Doubtful For Stanford, Oregon; Tuck Out Saturday

  1. village idiot

    Stokes isn’t a great scorer, but she is a decent defender. She is a great compliment to Dolson’s scoring–it will be a long long game at Stanford in 9 days if Tuck and Stokes can’t play in that game. With all the bumping and pushing Stanford will be doing–Uconn Bigs will either be intimidated or will foul out–which is what Kara VanDerVer would like to happen.
    Two thing are for sure: 1. Hartley looks like Bria of old and 2. KML will NOT be intimidated at Stanford like Maya Moore was when they used her for a ping pong ball.
    Banks will will be a big part of being able to beat S.U.
    I know I’ll get a thousand boo’s but, Heather looked good last night. She could be a defensive stopper–and maybe even score a basket or two against Kara’s bullies.

    1. billnaples

      Don’t know if the slight was intentional or not…it is TARA not Kara. As far as Buck is concerned she played well a couple of years back against Griner. Given the short bench possibility she may have a role against Stanford.

      1. village idiot

        BillNaples–It wasn’t an intended slight of Tara, just ignorance or brain drain. Thanks for the pat on the back for Buck.
        Stokes to me has all kinds of potential and has shown it in moments, evidently Geno believes so too–he’s been giving her more PT, until she was too hurt to play.

  2. Keith

    Buck gave us good minutes at Baylor last year. Truth is we we are a lot better with Stokes and tuck healthy and available. Heather is a great young woman- but our last option. Tuck moves like a small forward and will start finishing very soon- she will b a force sooner than later. Stokes defends the paint fantastic and could be key cog vs Stanford and Baylor! !!

  3. bahmi

    Stokes is a wide body but she’s a bit brittle and does not play instinctively. I see little improvement in her game this year. I think she’s always going to be a benchwarmer until she gets agile, mobile, and hostile.

    1. dandaman

      hey bahmi…why dont you trying play for the Huskies and see if you make it off the bench. Kiah is a lot tougher than you think. She played all of last year with a torn tendon in her ankle and did not complain one bit. As far as improvement, hard to improve while playing hurt.Again, you will never hear that as an excuse. She’s got too much pride for that. Hater!


        In this day of high speed offense and minimal defense (Men/non Geno teams). I wouldn’t make it three times up the court. But lucky for me my computer doesn’t get tired. So I like many old over the hill basketball ex’s, I now voice my unimportant, un threatening, opinion. It’s one of those things Jefferson gave to me–my first Amendment Right.

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