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UConn coach Geno Auriemma said his sophomore guard is “doubtful” for Thursday’s game against No. 10 Penn State.

“To win a game like that is a good sign for us,” Auriemma said. “We didn’t win it the way where you go up and down and make a bunch of 3s. We had to earn it, beat a very physical tough team.”

Monday’s game had special meaning for Frese, whose 4-year-old son Tyler continues to battle leukemia.

“It means a lot,” Frese said. “Obviously, there was no question when we got the invite that we knew we wanted to play in it. And, obviously, for me personally with my son, Tyler, going through leukemia and with his diagnosis and his treatment I think it just helps us to be able to with a national audience and on TV to bring even more awareness to all the people out there that are battling cancer. And, obviously, our family is one that’s directly impacted, but the fact that we can play a game and bring exposure is really important and we’re just really fortunate to be a part of it.”

The teams will play again in the Jimmy V Classic next season at Maryland. This was the first meeting between the programs. UConn continued its domination of ACC opponents, winning its 20th straight over ACC teams, winning by an average of 28.0 points.