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Azzi Fudd returns to play in UConn's 69-39 victory over Georgetown in Big East quarterfinals

Leading the UConn Huskies with 19 points and 13 rebounds, forward Aaliyah Edwards (3) drives to the basket during the first half of the Women's Big East Tournament game between Georgetown Hoyas and UConn Huskies on March 5, 2022, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT.
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Leading the UConn Huskies with 19 points and 13 rebounds, forward Aaliyah Edwards (3) drives to the basket during the first half of the Women's Big East Tournament game between Georgetown Hoyas and UConn Huskies on March 4, 2023, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

The University of Connecticut took home a win Saturday in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament after routing Georgetown University 69-39.

UConn will face Marquette Sunday afternoon.

Azzi Fudd made her first appearance on the court after re-injuring her knee in January and missing 14 games. Fudd scored 10 points in 17 minutes.

Dorka Juhász also made her first appearance on the court after missing UConn’s regular season finale with a sprained ankle.

Several UConn players have been injured this season — and injuries continued Saturday. Caroline Ducharme did not return to the game after suffering a head injury during the second quarter. It was uncertain if Ducharme had a concussion and there was no word as to whether she'd play in Sunday's semifinal game.

Aaliyah Edwards ended with the most scores of the game with 19 points; Lou Lopez Sénéchal had 14 points, while Dorka Juhász scored 13 points.

UConn faced Georgetown in last year's Big East Tournament quarterfinal game; the Huskies won that game as well — 84-38 — advancing to the semifinals.

Explore moments from Saturday's game in the photos below.

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UConn will play Marquette in the semifinal game at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville at 3 p.m. Sunday.

The National Anthem is played prior to the start of the Women's Big East Tournament game between Georgetown Hoyas and UConn Huskies on March 5, 2022, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT.
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The National Anthem is played prior to the start of the Women's Big East Tournament game between Georgetown Hoyas and UConn Huskies on March 4, 2023, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

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UConn Huskies forward Dorka Juhasz (14) battles with Hoyas defenders on her way to finishing with 13 points and 10 rebounds during the Women's Big East Tournament game between Georgetown Hoyas and UConn Huskies on March 4, 2023, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT.
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UConn Huskies forward Dorka Juhasz (14) battles with Hoyas defenders on her way to finishing with 13 points and 10 rebounds during the Women's Big East Tournament game between Georgetown Hoyas and UConn Huskies on March 4, 2023, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

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UConn Huskies guard Azzi Fudd (with knee brace) talks with UConn Huskies forward Lou Lopez Senechal during the first half of the Women's Big East Tournament game between Georgetown Hoyas and UConn Huskies on March 5, 2022, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. This is Fudd’s first time back since re-inhuring her knee in January, resulting in missing 14 games.
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UConn Huskies guard Azzi Fudd (with knee brace) talks with UConn Huskies forward Lou Lopez Senechal during the first half of the Women's Big East Tournament game between Georgetown Hoyas and UConn Huskies on March 4, 2023, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. This is Fudd’s first time back since re-injuring her knee in January; she had missed 14 games.

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UConn Huskies guard Azzi Fudd (35) shoots during the first half on her way to finishing with 10 points and two rebounds.
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UConn Huskies guard Azzi Fudd (35) shoots during the first half on her way to finishing with 10 points and two rebounds.

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UConn Huskies guard Nika Muhl (10) and Huskies forward Dorka Juhasz (14) defend Georgetown Hoyas guard Kennedy Fauntleroy (10). Muhl finished with seven points and seven rebounds, Juhasz finished with 13 points and ten rebounds, and Fauntleroy finished with four points and three rebounds.
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UConn Huskies guard Nika Muhl (10) and Huskies forward Dorka Juhasz (14) defend Georgetown Hoyas guard Kennedy Fauntleroy (10). Muhl finished with seven points and seven rebounds, Juhasz scored 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Fauntleroy had four points and three rebounds.

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UConn Huskies forward Lou Lopez Senechal (11) goes down hard on her way to finishing with 14 points and two rebounds during the Women's Big East Tournament game against Georgetown Hoyas March 5, 2022, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. Hoyas forward Brianna Scott (15) forward Graceann Bennett (33) and Georgetown Hoyas forward Jada Claude (12) look on. (Joe Amon/Connecticut Public)
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UConn Huskies forward Lou Lopez Senechal (11) goes down hard on her way to finishing with 14 points and two rebounds during the Women's Big East Tournament game against Georgetown Hoyas March 4, 2023, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Hoyas forward Brianna Scott (15) forward Graceann Bennett (33) and Georgetown Hoyas forward Jada Claude (12) look on.

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Georgetown Hoyas guard Yasmin Ott (0) looks to pass as UConn Huskies guard Ines Bettencourt (21) and UConn Huskies forward Aubrey Griffin (44) defend during the Women's Big East Tournament game between Georgetown Hoyas and UConn Huskies on March 4, 2023, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. Griffin finished with six points, 11 rebounds and two steals.
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Georgetown Hoyas guard Yasmin Ott (0) looks to pass as UConn Huskies guard Ines Bettencourt (21) and UConn Huskies forward Aubrey Griffin (44) defend during the Women's Big East Tournament game between Georgetown Hoyas and UConn Huskies on March 4, 2023, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Griffin finished with six points, 11 rebounds and two steals.

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Finishing with 13 points and ten rebounds, UConn Huskies forward Dorka Juhasz (14) gets stopped at the basket during the first half of the Women's Big East Tournament game between Georgetown Hoyas and UConn Huskies on March 5, 2022, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT.
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Finishing with 13 points and 10 rebounds, UConn Huskies forward Dorka Juhasz (14) gets stopped at the basket during the first half of the Women's Big East Tournament game between Georgetown Hoyas and UConn Huskies on March 4, 2023, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

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UConn Huskies forward Aubrey Griffin (44), who finished with six points and 11 rebounds, shoots over Ariel Jenkins who finished with two blocks and and nine points during the the Women's Big East Tournament game between Georgetown Hoyas and UConn Huskies on March 5, 2022, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT.
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UConn Huskies forward Aubrey Griffin (44), who finished with six points and 11 rebounds, shoots over Ariel Jenkins, who finished with two blocks and and nine points, during the the Women's Big East Tournament game between Georgetown Hoyas and UConn Huskies on March 4, 2023, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

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UConn Huskies guard Ines Bettencourt (21) hits the floor in front of Georgetown Hoyas guard Kelsey Ransom (1) during the first half of the Women's Big East Tournament game between Georgetown Hoyas and UConn Huskies on March 4, 2023, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. (Ayannah Brown/Connecticut Public)
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UConn Huskies guard Ines Bettencourt (21) hits the floor in front of Georgetown Hoyas guard Kelsey Ransom (1) during the first half of the Women's Big East Tournament game between Georgetown Hoyas and UConn Huskies on March 4, 2023, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

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UConn Huskies forward Aubrey Griffin (44), who finished with six points and 11 rebounds drives to the basket during the Women's Big East Tournament game against Georgetown Hoyas March 5, 2022, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. (Joe Amon/Connecticut Public)
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UConn Huskies forward Aubrey Griffin (44), who finished with six points and 11 rebounds, drives to the basket during the Women's Big East Tournament game against Georgetown Hoyas March 4, 2023, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

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UConn Huskies guard Caroline Ducharme (33) is helped by teammates after getting knocked in the head going for a rebound during the first half. Ducharme left the game but returned in the third quarter to watch from the bench.
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UConn Huskies guard Caroline Ducharme (33) is helped by teammates after getting knocked in the head going for a rebound during the first half. Ducharme left the game but returned in the third quarter to watch from the bench.

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Amari Deberry (left), Brianna Scott (center), Nikah Muhl (left) during the Women's Big East Tournament game between Georgetown Hoyas and UConn Huskies on March 4, 2023, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT.
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Amari Deberry (left), Brianna Scott (center) and Nikah Muhl (left) during the Women's Big East Tournament game between Georgetown Hoyas and UConn Huskies on March 4, 2023, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

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Georgetown Hoyas forward Jada Claude (12) who finished with a one point and four rebounds sits on the bench during the first half of the Women's Big East Tournament game between Georgetown Hoyas and UConn Huskies on March 5, 2022, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT.
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Georgetown Hoyas forward Jada Claude (12) who finished with a one point and four rebounds, sits on the bench during the first half of the Women's Big East Tournament game between Georgetown Hoyas and UConn Huskies on March 4, 2023, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

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Geno Auriemma reacts to the Husky's win against the Georgetown Hoyas during the Women's Big East Tournament game March 4, 2023, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT.
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Coach Geno Auriemma reacts to UConn's win against the Georgetown Hoyas during the Women's Big East Tournament game March 4, 2023, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

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Joe Amon is a Visuals Editor with Connecticut Public’s Visuals department. As a photojournalist he has covered breaking news, sports and long form storytelling across the United States.