UConn’s Christyn Williams misses women’s basketball game against Oregon due to COVID-19 protocols

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UConn’s nonconference road matchup against Oregon on Monday just got a lot tougher.

The school announced before tipoff that senior Christyn Williams would miss the game due to COVID-19 protocols. No other players or staff are impacted at this time.

Williams had played in UConn’s previous 12 games this season, averaging 14.6 points, second-best on the team behind Paige Bueckers. While she has had an up-and-down start to her senior year, she’d been playing some of her best basketball this past week, averaging 19 points the last two games and making her impact felt with her defense, rebounding and facilitating.

With Williams’ absence, the Huskies will be down to just three guards once more — redshirt senior Evina Westbrook, sophomore Nika Mühl and freshman Caroline Ducharme — and eight players in all. Mühl has been on a minutes restriction since returning from a foot injury that kept her out for three games.

UConn previously had four players contract COVID-19 after the holidays, leading to four game cancellations.

Alexa Philippou can be reached at aphilippou@courant.com.

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