UConn women’s team has enough players to face St. John’s

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn, which was forced to postpone a women’s basketball game this past weekend because of a lack of healthy players, has announced it will be able to play as scheduled on Wednesday.

The Huskies are traveling to face St. John’s at the UBS Arena in Elmont, N.Y. The school announced Monday that it now has “at least seven players” available for that game.

UConn’s game against, DePaul, which had been scheduled for Sunday, was postponed when it became clear that injuries would leave the No. 4 Huskies with only six available athletes.

The conference requires schools to suit up seven scholarship players for any game.

UConn (13-2, 6-0 Big East) also was expected to be without head coach Geno Auriemma on Sunday, who announced last week that he is taking some time off to recover from an illness. The school did not say if he would be coaching on Wednesday.

Junior Aaliyah Edwards (foot) and freshman Ayanna Patterson (undisclosed) were injured in UConn’s win at Xavier last Thursday. They joined sophomore Caroline Ducharme (concussion), sophomore Azzi Fudd (knee), junior Paige Bueckers (knee) and freshman Ice Brady (knee) on the inactive list.

UConn did not say which of those players would suit up against St. John’s (14-1, 5-1). Bueckers and Brady are out for the season. Fudd participated in pregame warmups for the past three games. Ducharme sat out two games before this past weekend in concussion protocol.

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