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Auriemma to miss 2nd consecutive game due to illness

1 year 10 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, February 26 2019 Feb 26, 2019 February 26, 2019 8:53 AM February 26, 2019 in Sports - AP - National

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 is 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 on Sunday at Tulsa. She has an 8-0 record in games that Auriemma has missed during his 34-year career at UConn.

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