UConn Coach Jim Calhoun to Miss Facing Friars Next Tuesday

Surgery scheduled for UConn coach Calhoun

      STORRS, Conn. (AP) – The University of Connecticut says men's
basketball coach Jim Calhoun will undergo surgery on Monday to
address a condition affecting his lower back.

      UConn says Calhoun will miss the Huskies' next two games,
against Syracuse and Providence, and his coaching status will then
be evaluated on a day-to-day basis.

      Calhoun said in a statement released Wednesday that he looks
forward to having the procedure done and hopefully recovering as
quickly as possible.

      Calhoun began a medical leave of absence on Feb. 3 because of
spinal stenosis. The Hall of Fame coach, who turns 70 in May, has
been experiencing lower back pain since last summer.

      The Huskies host Pittsburgh in their final regular-season game
on March 3.

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