Geno Auriemma announced today that Lorin Dixon will step into the starting lineup beginning tomorrow against Cincinnati. The general consensus is one of shock, including that of Dixon. She'll play more of a point role while Renee Montgomery will serve as an alternate point guard and as a two-guard.
Meanwhile, more injury news as Thomas underwent surgery this morning.Brittany Hunter dind't practice and shouldn't be expected to play against the Bearcats. Replacing her in the starting lineup will be Charde Houston.
This is what Auriemma had to say about Houston:
“You know what, Charde’s been floundering all year long,” he said. “And a few years ago up until last year, we were counting on Charde so much that it got to the point at the end Charde goes, by her actions, ‘I don’t think you can count on me.’ I don’t care what anybody says, that’s what she was saying.
“So this year, she’s kind of been floundering around like ‘Well, they don’t need me.’ So, now she’s come full circle and, Charde, we really, really need you right now.”
“It wasn’t that I felt like I wasn’t needed,” she said. “You get so used to him yelling at me night-in and night-out, and as you get older that stops because I am a senior and he has to work out our freshmen and try to get them ready. Regardless of if he needed me or didn’t need me, that’s not the point, it’s about me putting myself in position just in case I have to play a much bigger role, and in fact, that’s come up.”