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Friday, February 10, 2017

UConn's Samuelson misses practice

Katie Lou Samuelson didn't take part in today's practice as she is under the weather and UConn coach Geno Auriemma wasn't sure if the Huskies' leading scorer will play on tomorrow's game against SMU.

"It wasn't getting any better let's put it that way so I don't know about tomorrow," Auriemma said. "I don't know what her situation is tomorrow, it is certainly not going to be regular business, either she is not going to play at all or she is going to play some minutes, that would be depending on how she feels tomorrow at shootaround.

"It has been a crazy winter as far as that is concerned, there's a lot of stuff that's been everybody. She's been struggling a bit for maybe the last month."

Auriemma will worry about replacing her in the starting lineup if he needs to make that decision tomorrow. Freshman Molly Bent was seeing time with the starters during the part of practice open to the media while classmate Crystal Dangerfield was seeing time with the starting five early in practice.

"We're just trying new things at this point to see what we can get, I don't think you ready anything into that," Auriemma said. "If you had come at the beginning of practice, you would have said that Crystal is going to start tomorrow right so it is just a normal course of practice trying everything we can to see what it might look like depending on who is in the game. There is no definitive here is what we are going to do tomorrow."

MaxPreps put together a high school player of the year watch list. UConn signees Megan Walker and Andra Espinoza-Hunter as well as 2018 UConn recruiting target Christyn Williams.

 Walker is averaging 25.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and 3.1 steals per game while Espinoza-Hunter is averaging 37.2 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 3.3 steals per game.


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