Kelsey Griffin helped change profile of Husker program

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Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 1:10 pm, Thu May 8, 2014.

LINCOLN — One player was sick. Another got dinged early in the game. And Nebraska women's basketball coach Connie Yori didn't like how her team responded to adversity in a 70-57 loss to Michigan State.

So, not long after, Yori told the team about a player — arguably the best in Husker history — and all the adversity she'd overcome. Homesickness. Her dad undergoing cancer treatments. A severe ankle injury. But the example of toughness Yori liked so much about former Husker Kelsey Griffin was how the Eagle River, Alaska, native handled one season in constant pain.

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