Just a few things to pass along this morning:
Geno Auriemma is very pleased with the way Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis played Friday night. And it has nothing to do with the 24 points she scored.
“She passed up a couple of shots I was hoping she’d take, but I was very happy with her defensively. The two players that have changed the most since they’ve been at UConn are Stefanie Dolson and Kaleena. They both are on a different plane and that changes our team incredibly. To have one kid who can anchor your team defensively in the post and have another who now wants to do more than shoot threes to help the team is great. Kalenna played harder on defense Friday than she has in her entire life. That’s a great sign.”
The NCAA says it may have a decision on which site will host the Eastern regional in this year’s Division I women’s basketball tournament by as soon as Friday.
“We are looking over the bids right now,” NCAA spokesman Rick Nixon said.
You’ll recall that the NCAA withdrew host opportunities from New Jersey for a number of championships this season because of its decision to legalize collegiate and pro sports betting.
Trenton (NJ) was originally slated to host the event. Bridgeport, which hosted first- and sec0nd-round games last season, is a major player for these games.
I don’t know why, but I am very concerned about the state of Bria Hartley’s ankle. And I think the UConn coaching staff is as well, likely more than they are letting on right now.