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Calhoun to miss UConn's next game

Connecticut basketball coach Jim Calhoun will miss Saturday's game against No. 2 Syracuse while on an indefinite medical leave of absence because of spinal stenosis, a painful condition in his lower back.

The school announced Wednesday that Calhoun would not be at the game at Syracuse. He missed last Saturday's win over Seton Hall and Monday's loss at Louisville.

Calhoun, who turns 70 in May, is scheduled to meet with specialists over the next few days to determine the best course of treatment.

He said he was feeling better Tuesday, but would not be able to coach this weekend.

Calhoun has been experiencing lower back pain since last summer. The condition grew worse last week and the Hall of Fame coach went on a medical leave of absence last Friday.