UConn forward Kyla Irwin’s season over with fractured elbow


UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP)UConn forward Kyla Irwin will miss the remainder of her senior season with a fractured left elbow, the school announced Monday.

Irwin will have surgery on Monday afternoon. She fell while going for an offensive rebound on Sunday in the Huskies 79-38 win over South Florida in the American Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals.

”She’s one of the captains of our team, we love Kyla to death,” guard Chirstyn Williams said after the game. ”So of course, that hurts.”

Irwin played in 28 games for the Huskies this season, starting 18, and averaged 3.1 points and 2.6 rebounds.

Coach Geno Auriemma said Sunday that Irwin had been playing Sunday with a broken finger and a foot injury that also will require surgery.

Connecticut plays Cincinnati on Monday night, looking for its seventh consecutive AAC tournament title. The Huskies are 138-0 in conference play since the formation of the American in 2013.

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