Kia Nurse?

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  1. Coach

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    Does anyone know what happened and how she is doing? She's one tough cookie gutting it out last game against SC.
     
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  2. HoopsFan21

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    Once she left she should have been done for the night. Dumb putting her back out there when CD3 and Saniya were playing great. Bria's ankle injury serves as a cautionary tale about how delicate these ankle injuries can be.
     
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  3. OldAlum

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    Adamec reports she is a "gametime decision" Hope they keep her out!
     
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  4. VAMike23

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    Ankles get weak when they keep getting sprained repeatedly - if she doesn't rest it and heal fully it will just be more prone to moderate and serious sprains. It's a slippery slope.
     
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  5. Fiftyish

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    Can't imagine why she would be needed for at least the next 2 games. Bench her, and let her heal and be 100% for tournament time.
     
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  6. JavaMan

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    I agree, but I don't think it will be an easy task for Geno to convince her not to start after 100 consecutive starts.

     
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  7. BostonCanuck

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    Don't think it's 100 consecutive starts on account of the two seniors nights. I think the bigger thing on Kia's mind is that she has played in all 100 games of the winning streak. Wouldn't be surprised if Geno puts her in for a few minutes of garbage time near the end of the next couple of games so she can keep that going. I could get behind that, though not anything much more ambitious. Rest up and take care of that ankle, Kia.
     
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  8. Carnac

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    Thanks Java for the 100 starts nugget. I thought she had started every game, but I wasn't sure. I couldn't remember her sitting out any games due to injury, or being in Geno's dog house (Casa de bow-wow) as Kara Wolters referred to it.

    If this is that important to her and Geno, and they wish o keep the streak alive, he can start her, then sub for her at the first time out, and let Crystal and Molly play her spot the rest of the game, giving them the extra floor time they need. This can be done for the rest of the regular season (10 days), or until her ankle heals enough to allow her to resume playing.
     
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  9. Los24

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    I hear you. Although for a program that does not pride itself on streaks/numbers but rather NCs, I think putting her in just to keep the streak going and jeopardizing the latter (NC) would be surprising.
     
  10. Bigpetunia

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    I decline to even presume to "advise" Geno and his staff on whether or not to play Kia for these upcoming games. They'll make the right call, I'm sure. But the very tenor of the discussion we're having here is a testament to the kind of "tough-as-nails" player we all know her to be, and her likely negative reaction to being held out. One need not look very far around the landscape of WCBB to understand the importance of such a player to any team's success. As Margo so eloquently frames it, Tennessee looks like it could use a bit of that kind of grit!
     
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  11. BostonCanuck

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    Good point, it would probably depend on the extent of the injury, something we probably won't get any real info on. If it's quite minor, such that she wants to play, I'd make her stay out for a couple of games except for a few minutes so she can "test" the ankle. :p
     
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    Kia is certainly tough as nails and would certainly play hurt if the team needed her, but I believe the success of the team is far more important to Kia than her own personal streak of having played in 100 straight wins.

    If Kia resting her ankle will get her healthy, and make UConn a more formidable team in the NCAA tournament, I don't think Kia would hesitate for a minute to sit out a few games/practices, particularly when Saniya & Danger are playing well together.
     
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  13. Geew1992

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    When KLS picked you her 4th foul, who was Geno going to put in for her?
     
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  14. Ozzie Nelson

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    I have emailed this to Geno and his staff. Your wisdom needs to be pointed out to them.
     
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    The same person he did when she got her 4th foul in the @FSU game?
     
  16. HoopsFan21

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    Thanks!
     
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  17. Scotter

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    This is why Geno knows things that are said here. Not because he's lurking, but because people take it upon themselves to contact him directly.
     
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    Yes and he has said the fans are crazy have no clue about what goes on with the team behind the scene.
     
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    Her reaction says it all.....

    Check out Kia at 2:40. Her demeanor changed dramatically when a reporter asked her about getting back into the game with an injury, and she downright shuts him down when he inquires about the extent of it. Kind of felt bad for the reporter but her disappointment is obvious. I wouldn't be surprised to see her in tomorrow's game at some point, even if only briefly.

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  20. CocoHusky

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    Now this makes sense then:

    " Some of our fans are so [g-damn] stupid it's unbelievable,"
    Geno Auriemma
    Geno Auriemma Says Some UConn Fans 'Are So Stupid It's Unbelievable'
     
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  21. HoopsFan21

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    I thought he had said that while he doesn't look at message boards and social media his assistants do?
     
  22. Scotter

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    He's often talked about all the e-mails he gets from fans.
     
  23. drweo

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    I loved her response to that reporter, but I didnt think her demeanor changed. She simply and firmly and politely said she wouldnt comment on any injury ever, so there was no need to ask the question. Once again, her poise shone through.
     
  24. Ozzie Nelson

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    You do know this was irony, right?
     
  25. Ozzie Nelson

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    I was using humor to make a point. Last time I do that.

    I give up. Or, as my grandson sings, "Shutup and Dance".