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UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Chris Daley has been the perfect fit for Geno Auriemma as UConn’s head coach.

Daly has won all 14 games the Hall of Fame coach has missed in his 37-year career, including Sunday’s 85-77 win over Florida State in the Hall of Fame Women’s Basketball Showcase.

The school said moments before tipoff that Auriemma was not feeling well during morning shootaround and would sit out the game.

Aaliyah Edwards scored a career-high 26, and Lou Lopez Senechal scored 23.

It’s been an emotional week for Auriemma, 68. His mother died on December 8 and the funeral took place earlier this week. Marcella Auriemma was 91 years old.

“He’s fine. Flu-like symptoms and dehydration,” Daley said. “It’s been a week, both from a game point of view, the amount of games we’ve had to go through and losing your mother. It’s a combination of many things. he feels better.’


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