Grit and toughness were two attributes the Quinnipiac women’s basketball team rode to its first NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearance last spring.
The Bobcats knew they would need both to face arguably the program’s toughest nonleague schedule in 2017-18. However grit and toughness are necessities now as the Bobcats have lost two starters for the year to injuries.
“The success to any year, the first thing you say is, you want to remain as healthy as possible,” coach Tricia Fabbri said.
It’s real big for Quinnipiac because it means the famed five in, five out substitution pattern — which Fabbri used so effectively to flummox teams from...