Programming Note: Listen to the first Presidential debate Monday night 9-11pm on WTIC NewsTalk 1080 and wtic.com.

Calhoun Says He’ll Be In NYC For Big East Tournament

By PAT EATON-ROBB,  Associated Press

STORRS, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun says he’ll be in New York to coach his Huskies at the Big East tournament.

Calhoun, who returned to the bench on Saturday, less than a week after undergoing back surgery, says he is still a little fatigued, but expects to be fine by noon Tuesday when the ninth-seeded Huskies (18-12) face No. 16 DePaul (12-18).

Calhoun said last week that he hasn’t made any plans other than to come back and coach this year.

His players say his return has energized them, but they aren’t ready to promise another run like the one that saw the Huskies win 11 straight after entering the tournament as a No. 9 seed a year ago.

Calhoun joked Monday that when someone told him it will be nice to have him back in New York for the tournament, he told that supporter they would be much better off if it was former UConn guard Kemba Walker who was returning.

     (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Connecticut

Win Red Sox Tickets All Season
The Latest UConn News

Listen Live