No. 9 UConn coach Auriemma to miss 2nd straight game
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — No. 9 UConn will be without Geno Auriemma for a second straight game, as the longtime women's coach is still recovering from a flu-like illness.
The Huskies host Seton Hall on Wednesday. Auriemma said in a statement released Tuesday by UConn that he'll be away from the team through the weekend.
“There’s been a lot going on in the last couple weeks, and I think it caught up to me physically,” the 68-year-old said. “I’ve been feeling under the weather for about 10 days now, and my doctor recommended I take a few days off to fully recover.”
Auriemma's mother died on Dec. 8.
Associate coach Chris Dailey will take over Auriemma’s duties until he returns. She has a 14-0 record when he isn't at the helm, including an 85-77 win over Florida State on Sunday.