Auriemma Hopeful Mosqueda-Lewis Will Play Vs. Penn State

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis has already been forced to miss one game this season with a concussion. UConn coach Geno Auriemma is hopeful that she will not have miss Thursday’s clash with No. 10 Penn State at Gampel Pavilion after suffering a left quad contusion against No. 9 Maryland Monday.

Mosqueda-Lewis was injured in the first half of UConn’s 63-48 win over the Terrapins, leaving the game with 2:45 left in the half. She did not play in the second half.

Whether or not Mosqueda-Lewis is able to practice today will provide a solid gauge as to whether or not she will be able to play tomorrow against Penn State. The Huskies are scheduled to workout at Gampel Pavilion from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

“(The basketball gods) punish you when you do dumb stuff,’’ Auriemma told Bob Joyce Tuesday on his weekly spot on WTIC-AM 1080. “She caught it earlier in one of our possessions and she drove it left, went in there and scored. This time she catches and she wants to fool them and she goes right, right into four of them and got all smashed up. And got hit in the exact same knee she got hit in right before the Texas A&M game, just in a different spot. So apparently she came through it pretty well. (Tuesday) she looked pretty good. She didn’t practice, but we’re going to see if she can go (today) and if she can then hopefully we’ll have her for Thursday night.’’