Banks Hoping To Play In Exhibition Opener Nov. 1

Junior guard Brianna Banks, who underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL in her right knee last March, did not take part in the inter-squad scrimmage during First Night festivities at Gampel Pavilion tonight.

Banks has not yet been cleared for full-court activity. But UConn coach Geno Auriemma said that she has been participating in various drills during practice.

“She’s doing almost all the drills that we’re doing,’’ Auriemma said. “There’s some that she’s not. I can’t speak for our doctors or speak for her, but I know she’s shooting to be ready for the first exhibition game (vs. Gannon Nov. 1).’’