Exhibition game or not, it was the first time for Katie Lou Samuelson to don the UConn Huskies women’s basketball uniform in a game on Monday night against Lubbock Christian. So you definitely would expect there to be some nerves.
The nerves didn’t help her shooting as she started the game 0-for-7. Her first three-pointer went down in the third quarter and she would go on to finish with eight points.
Even with the nerves, she never gave up on shooting and continued to work hard throughout the game.
After the game, Samuelson along with her head coach Geno Auriemma talked about her nerves and struggles from the floor.