HARTFORD, Conn. — Longtime UConn assistant head coach Chris Dailey received medical treatment after appearing to faint after the end of the national anthem before the No. 5 Huskies took on the No. 10 NC State at XL Center on Sunday .
Dailey was helped onto a stretcher and lifted off the ground while waving to the crowd as she was carried out.
Visibly shaken UConn players returned to the locker room before NC State Coach Wes Moore and UConn’s Geno Auriemma conferred with officials. They added an extra 10 minutes to the clock to warm up.
No update on Dailey had been provided by the school prior to the notice. The Huskies started the game with the rest of the coaching staff on the bench: Auriemma and assistants Jamelle Elliott and Morgan Valley.
UConn is coming off a rough patch to start the 2022-23 season as 2020-21 National Player of the Year Paige Bueckers is out with a season-ending cruciate ligament tear and freshman Ice Brady is also out for the season with a dislocated patella is done. Sophomore Caroline Ducharme (stiff neck) is making her way back to full health while grad student Dorka Juhász is out for at least three games with a broken thumb.