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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Mosqueda-Lewis and Tuck "probable" for Duke game

UConn coach Geno Auriemma said he considers All-American wing Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and reserve forward Morgan Tuck are probable for Tuesday's game at No. 2 Duke.

Auriemma said he probably won't know the full extent of their availability until on game day.

Tuck was out there for the portion of practice we were allowed to watch but Mosqueda-Lewis stood on the sideline with a white long-sleeved shirt over her uniform.

Auriemma was asked if they have practiced all week.

"Not all week," Auriemma said. "You don't want to throw them in there all at once when you haven't done anything for four weeks, five weeks. You know you aren't going to throw them in there for two hours every single day right of the bat so we try to work them back in  to the best of their ability without compromising everything that they have done."

Mosqueda-Lewis hurt her right elbow on a hard fall early in the second half in a Nov. 11 win over Stanford and has missed the last eight games. Tuck had surgery on her right knee the day after the Stanford game and was also out of action for the last eight games.

UConn went undefeated during that span even though the Huskies were down to seven healthy full scholarship players and had to play ranked teams Maryland and Penn State on the road. When Kiah Stokes turned her ankle in practice and had to miss the UC-Davis game, the Huskies were down to six scholarship players.


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