Morgan Tuck: microfracture surgery

Updated: January 31, 2014, 1:34 PM ET news services

STORRS, Conn. -- The biggest threat to Connecticut's drive for its ninth national championship and second in a row may be a short bench.

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AP Photo/Jessica HillForward Morgan Tuck is out for the season, leaving UConn with just eight scholarship players among 11 roster spots.

Forward Morgan Tuck will miss the rest of the season after undergoing microfracture surgery on her right knee Thursday, leaving the program with just eight scholarship players among 11 roster spots.

Tuck was averaging 7.5 points per game this season for the top-ranked Huskies.

Coach Geno Auriemma says he's worried that more injuries or foul trouble could cost the Huskies a game.

UConn is 22-0 going into Saturday's game at Cincinnati, and the Huskies are winning by an average of 36 points.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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