Geno Auriemma

Geno Says Nurse A Bigger Loss Than Many Realize; No. 23 Temple Visits UConn

Geno Says Nurse A Bigger Loss Than Many Realize; No. 23 Temple Visits UConn

As the season began and so many roles were undefined, there was one sure thing in UConn's starting lineup. Kia Nurse was returning in the backcourt, fresh off a stint as a starter for Canada's Olympic team. The starting guard on two national champions, a player with a demonstrated track record over two seasons as a Husky, Nurse was a known thread in a lineup defined by uncertainty.

More than three months later, the No. 1 ranked Huskies (26-0) are moving toward the end of the season without Nurse. The junior is sidelined with a stress reaction in her right ankle and could miss the final three regular season games.

She didn't play Saturday at Tulane, the first game she missed in...

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