The Huskies again were unreal last night in hammering Louisville, the sixth-best team in the country according to those who vote in The Associated Press national poll, by 28 points. But as strong as they look through 20 games, their immediate rotation features only six healthy players at this point.
Junior forward Kaili McLaren played just eight minutes against the Cardinals due to what Geno Auriemma said is tendonitis in her left knee. She played just five minutes at Cincinnati Saturday.
Without a game until Saturday afternoon at Georgetown, Auriemma has given the team today and tomorrow off. The downtime could prove beneficial for McLaren.
“She didn’t practice the last couple days,’’ Auriemma said. “She’s got some tendinitis problems. She gave us a couple good minutes (Monday), but the next two days off will do her a lot of good.’’
Caroline Doty was in the seats behind the bench last night. She was on the court afterwards, giving a bear hug to her roommate Tiffany Hayes after she burned Louisville for career-highs of 23 points and six 3-pointers in 28 minutes.
Doty underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL in her left knee last Thursday. She has already begun squatting in her rehabilitation. Now that’s a gamer.