HARTFORD, Connecticut. – Aaliyah Edwards scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as No. 4 UConn started a close game in the second half, beating Georgetown 65-50 on Sunday.
But the Huskies, who were forced to postpone the game a week ago due to a lack of able-bodied players, saw top scorer Azzi Fudd go down in the first half when she appeared to have injured her right knee again. Fudd only played in her second game after missing the previous eight with a knee injury in December.
“She just tweaked something and they froze it a bit,” UC Connecticut coach Jeno Auriemma told SNY after the game. It didn’t sound serious at all.
The Huskies led the first half by one point, but opened the third quarter 20-3 and took control of the game. They led 44-31 after three quarters and used a 12-0 run in the fourth quarter to go up 65-41 to end the game.
Dorca Juhas scored 13 points for the Huskies (15-2, 8-0 Big East), while Nika Muhl and Lou Lopez Seneschal added 12 each.
Brianna Scott led Georgetown (8-9, 1-7) with 11 points. Georgetown went up 13-11 after the quarter, throwing seven turnovers and leaving Yukonn without a basket for over six minutes.
Fudd broke another UConn scoring drought with a 3-pointer from the right back line to put the Huskies back 14–13 ahead.
But she left the court with about 3 minutes left in the half after colliding with Georgetown’s Ariel Jenkins. She returned from the break with an ice bag on her right knee and did not play.
Georgetown: The Hoyas forced 23 UConn passes and pinned the Huskies with just 41.3% shooting. But Hoya scored only 32.2%.
UConn: The Huskies have won 18 straight games in the Big East. Coach Geno Auriemma was coaching his second game after missing several games with flu symptoms. On Saturday, he said his mother’s death in December changed his views on basketball.
“I’ve been coaching for 35-40 years thinking if we don’t win a national championship I’ll be fired, it’s an unhealthy lifestyle,” he said on Saturday.
Georgetown: Come home to play DePaul on Wednesday.
UConn: Head to New Jersey to meet Seton Hall on Tuesday night.
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