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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Brianna Banks' surgery deemed a successful one

UConn announced that sophomore guard Brianna Banks underwent surgery to repair her torn ACL in her right knee on Thursday at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

She is expected to be recovered in time for the start of her junior season.

""I am very pleased that the procedure on Brianna’s knee was a success," UConn coach Geno Auriemma said in a statement. "I know she will work extremely hard during the rehabilitation process and look forward to her being back on the floor next season."

Banks suffered the season-ending injury in a Feb. 2 win at St. John's. It ended a promising sophomore season as Banks went from playing sporadically as a freshman to working her way into the main rotation in her second season.

Banks averaged 7.3 points per game in 21 games as a sophomore with 35 assists and 25 steals. She scored in double figures in six games this season including a stretch of four in a row.

UConn sophomore forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and junior center Stefanie Dolson were among 15 players named to the Wooden Award ballot.

Mosqueda-Lewis is UConn's leading scorer with an average of 17.4 points per game and her 104 3-pointers this season are the second most in program history. Dolson is second on the team in scoring with an average of 14.4 points per game and leads the Huskies with an average of 7 rebounds per game.

The five-member All-American squad will be announced during the week when the regionals are being played while the Wooden Award winner will be announced at a gala on April 12.


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