UConn asst. Dailey appears to faint before game
20th November 2022

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HARTFORD, Conn. — Longtime UConn associate head coach Chris Dailey received medical attention after appearing to faint upon the conclusion of the national anthem before the No. 5 Huskies took on No. 10 NC State at the XL Center on Sunday.

Dailey was helped onto a stretcher and taken off the floor, waving to the crowd as she was being carried out.

Visibly shaken UConn players returned to the locker room, before NC State coach Wes Moore and UConn’s Geno Auriemma consulted with officials. They added an extra 10 minutes to the clock for warm-ups.

No update on Dailey had been provided by the school before tipoff. The Huskies started the game with the remainder of the coaching staff on the bench: Auriemma and assistants Jamelle Elliott and Morgan Valley.

UConn has been through a trying stretch to start the 2022-23 season, as 2020-21 national player of the year Paige Bueckers is out with a season-ending ACL tear and freshman Ice Brady is similarly done for the season with a dislocated patella. Sophomore Caroline Ducharme (neck stiffness) is making her way back to full health, while graduating student Dorka Juhász is out for at least three games with a broken thumb.

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