Doty tears ACL, Fuller changes number

While Maya Moore was blowing up her point total last night, freshman guard Caroline Doty went down on a play gripping her knee. The news just broke that it is indeed a torn ACL:

As much as I love women’s basketball with all my heart and soul, it tears me up that players suffer so many of these injuries. I hope Doty has the will of Sue Bird and Vicki Baugh, among others, and is able to make a full and complete recovery as quickly as possible.

In Orange Country, senior Alex Fuller has switched from number 44 to number 2. Her action is to honor point guard Cait McMahan, who last week gave up her season (and possibly career) due to chronic problems with her knee from an ACL tear in 2005. What an amazing gesture by Fuller.

Finally, Lady Vol graduate Nicky Anosike is in Thompson-Boling arena for today’s game against South Carolina. She received a standing ovation from fans before the game.