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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Nurse family continues to find success

The dream of a pair of national championships for the Nurse family came to an end on Friday when the Wisconsin women's hockey team lost to Minnesota 3-2 in overtime in the national semifinals.

Sarah Nurse, Kia's cousin, led Wisconsin with 25 goals this season and there has been some friendly banter back and forth between Sarah and Kia over the course of what has been special seasons for both of them.

"It is exciting to see her have the success she has had," Nurse said. "In terms of hockey, I didn't get those genes. She has been incredible throughout her life. I am really fortunate to have her around. I am really excited for her and her team. We played a lot of hide and seek, ran around with the family a lot. It is a lot of fun to grow in that environment with people who are doing so well. "

With the success Sarah enjoyed and her brother Darnell playing with the NHL's Edmonton Oilers, her generation of siblings and cousins certainly know a thing or two about playing at a high level.

"You have to love it," Nurse said. "It is fun to talk about your family members, people who have made you into the person you are today, I am fortunate to have the family members that I do. It is fun that it is not about one person, everybody has their own success in this thing."

Speaking of success, I am not saying that it has been a long time since UConn lost an NCAA tournament game on campus but none of the current UConn players were born the last time the Huskies lost a home game in the tournament.

UConn has won its last 34 NCAA tournament games in Storrs since a loss to Louisville in 1993 and not one current UConn player was born at the time of that loss.

Overall, UConn is 49-4 in NCAA tournament games played in the state of Connecticut. If only those games were counted, the Huskies would rank only behind Tennessee, Stanford, Louisiana Tech, Duke, Georgia and Notre Dame in terms of NCAA tournament wins, no not home wins in the tournament but total wins.

There's a live blog for the Robert Morris game so feel free checking in


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