SEATTLE – Washington State coach June Daugherty spent Thursday night at a local hospital with acute appendicitis while her Cougars faced Arizona State in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament.
Daugherty began feeling ill during an afternoon shootaround, according to Pac-12 Networks reporter Anne Marie Anderson. A doctor was summoned to the team hotel and Daugherty was taken to the hospital for emergency surgery.
Daugherty’s husband Mike coached Washington State in her absence and led the Cougars to a 48-41 win. It was the first game she has missed in her 24-year career.
UPDATE: Washington State University assistant director of athletic communications Bobby Alworth reports that Daugherty’s surgery went well and she will stay in the hospital overnight for recovery. She is resting and aware of the win.