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Griner likely on way to lesson learned

But knee-jerk reaction turns incident into off-topic tornadic force

Originally Published: March 6, 2010
By Mechelle Voepel | Special to ESPN.com

When Tina Charles broke the UConn scoring and rebounding records on Monday at Notre Dame, a few reporters brought up with Huskies coach Geno Auriemma the memory of the Nykesha Sales "controversy." And he remembered how ticked off he was about all that.

It was in 1998, when Sales suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon while just two points shy of becoming the school's career scoring leader. So Auriemma and his friend, Villanova coach Harry Perretta, agreed to honor Sales in a game by ...

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