Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun won't coach against Chattanooga and might miss a significant part of the remaining NCAA tournament because of health issues, according to two sources familiar with the situation.
The university just confirmed in a release on its website that associate head coach George Blaney would coach Thursday against Chattanooga.
The sources declined to say what exactly was wrong with Calhoun, but cautioned his absence from the tournament might last longer than this weekend. Calhoun was taken to a local hospital.
The Huskies are expected to say more at some point later in the day.
The news is stunning. At his news conference on Wednesday, the two-time national championship coach was jovial and looked fine.
Now the team will have to go at least one game without its coach.