Shea Ralph Injured in BIG EAST Final

TORRS, Conn. (AP) (March 6, 2001) -- Connecticut's Shea Ralph injured her left leg late in the first half of Tuesday night's Big East title game against No. 1 Notre Dame.

Ralph was injured while fighting for a rebound and was helped off the court with 5:18 left in the first half.

She had 11 points and six assists, and No. 2 UConn was leading 39-34 at the time of the injury.

Ralph, last year's Final Four MVP, has had two operations on her left knee and was red-shirted for her sophomore season.

Ralph is averaging 9.7 points and 5.6 rebounds.