Stevens immediately makes UConn even better

On a UConn roster with three returning All-Americans and a Canadian Olympian, Duke transfer Azurá Stevens has the potential to be the best of them all.

The bubble is a familiar concept in college sports, that anxious limbo as a team waits to find out whether it made the NCAA tournament. Azurá Stevens lived it when her Duke team missed the postseason in 2016.But she also endured an anxiety peculiar to women's basketball a season earlier, one that affects even teams whose postseason places are assured."It didn't matter who else we were playing against, we just didn't want to be in UConn's bracket until the championship," Stevens recalled. "It ...