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UConn Women: Sometimes A Friend Is A Foe

STORRS — Prior to July's gold medal game at the World University Games in Toronto, members of the Canadian and U.S. teams exchanged passing glances. In some cases, it was impossible for the players to mask their feelings for one another.

"When you are out there and see someone on the other side that usually wears the same uniform as you, you kind of want to be friends," said UConn sophomore guard Kia Nurse. "You go to school with them. You are so fond of them. But when you are on the floor, you are not really friends anymore."

Breanna Stewart and Moriah Jefferson were warming up for the U.S on the other side of Nurse. Just three months earlier, the...