Huskies’ coach Geno Auriemma said during a conference call today that Lorin Dixon will not play against No. 9 Stanford Thursday due to a sprained left foot. She will miss her second straight game after sustaining the injury landing on the foot of a teammate after driving to the basket in practice Monday.
“She’s not going to play,’’ Auriemma said. “She didn’t workout with us today.’’
Dixon underwent X-rays on her foot today at Stanford. Auriemma did say that her health is improving.
“She looks better today than she did yesterday,’’ Auriemma said. “So that’s a good thing. She’s walking on it rather easily. So that’s good. You can’t predict these things, obviously. And that’s why I say all the time this is a fragile thing. An injury here, an injury there. Something happens. Every team goes through it. And it’s disappointing for Lorin because here she’s missing two games for sure that I know she really wanted to play in. And she’s been playing the best basketball of her career in some ways. But these are the things you deal with as a coach and as a team.’’
Maples Pavilion, which seats 7,329, is sold out. Stanford, who is the last team to beat UConn (April 6, 2008) has won 51 straight games at home. It is the second longest streak in team history.
The Cardinal won 59 straight from Nov. 25, 1994 to March 14, 1998.