Auriemma to miss 2nd consecutive game due to illness

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              Connecticut associate head coach Chris Dailey, right, gives orders to Crystal Dangerfield during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Tulsa in Tulsa, Okla., on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019. Head coach Geno Auriemma missed the game due to illness. (AP Photo/Dave Crenshaw)
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STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma says he will miss his second consecutive game with a stomach virus.

The second-ranked Huskies (25-2, 13-0 American Athletic Conference) face Wichita State on the road Tuesday night.

The Hall of Famer issued a statement saying he expects to be back on the sideline Saturday for the Huskies final home game of the season against Houston.

Associate head coach Chris Dailey will lead the team in Auriemma’s absence. Dailey guided the team to a 68-49 win at Tulsa on Sunday. She has an 8-0 record in games that Auriemma has missed during his 34-year career at UConn.