SAN ANTONIO -- UConn starting guard Nika Muhl, who sprained her ankle in the Huskies' first-round win over High Point, is listed by the team as questionable for Tuesday's game against against Syracuse in the second round of the NCAA women's basketball tournament.
Muhl came down from a shot attempt on the foot of High Point's Chyna McMichel, twisting her right ankle in the second quarter. She had to be helped off the court, and her ankle was heavily wrapped in ice.
The freshman from Croatia suffered a similar injury to her other ankle in the Big East Tournament opener against St. John's, where she also was helped off the court. She returned the next night.
"If there's any way Nika can be on the court, she'll be on the court," interim coach Chris Dailey said Monday.
Freshman Aaliyah Edwards started the second half in place of Muhl, contributing 17 points, 1 assist and 12 rebounds vs. High Point.
Muhl has started 14 of UConn's 21 games, averaging 5.1 points and 2.9 assists. She had 2 points and 1 assist before her exit Sunday.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.