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Bird clears way for Shea

Updated: January 24, 2000, 4:52 PM ET
By Melanie Jackson | ESPN.com

Before the season started, Geno Auriemma wasn't shy about his expectations for sophomore point guard Sue Bird, who played in just eight games last season because of an injury.

"Whatever Sue does, that's what we're going to have to live with," the Connecticut Huskies coach said. "If she has a great year, we have a chance to be a great team."

So far, that's just what top-ranked Connecticut has been, going undefeated (4-0) through Monday while averaging 87.8 points and beating opponents ...

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