UConn wins with Calhoun in hospital

Published 2:52 am Friday, March 20, 2009

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With their coach in the hospital, A.J. Price and Hasheem Thabeet scored 20 points apiece to lead top-seeded Connecticut to its first postseason win in three years with a 103-47 rout of Chattanooga.

UConn coach Jim Calhoun missed the game because he wasn’t feeling well and was hospitalized for tests. He will be kept overnight for observation.

Associate head coach George Blaney coached the Huskies (28-4) in Calhoun’s absence. Stanley Robinson topped the Huskies with 24 points. They’ll meet Texas A&M in Saturday’s second-round game of the West Regional of the NCAA tournament.

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The Southern Conference champion Mocs (18-17) were pumped for their shot at becoming the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1 in the tournament. They had a nice start, but were simply overmatched by one of the best teams in basketball.