Auriemma Hopeful Mosqueda-Lewis Will Return Vs. Maryland

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis missed the first game of her career tonight. She is still dealing with the effects of a concussion she sustained with 2:08 remaining in Saturday’s win over No. 14 Purdue at the Paradise Jam.

Geno Auriemma is hopeful that Mosqueda-Lewis will be able to play Monday when the Huskies face No. 11 Maryland in the Jimmy V Classic at the XL Center.

“We have off tomorrow so I’m sure she’ll do something tomorrow and Friday,’’ Auriemma said. “And if we can get her to practice, obviously, by at least Saturday … But if she doesn’t practice Saturday or Sunday then, obviously, there’s no way she’s playing Monday. So we’ll know more … Friday afternoon I’ll have a pretty good idea of where we stand with that.’’

Mosqueda-Lewis is averaging 16.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists and team-highs of 2.4 steals and 28.6 minutes in five games this season.