"I fully expected to coach yesterday morning at 10, 11 o'clock when I mentioned to Jeff Anderson, our doctor, that I hadn't been feeling well for a couple of days and he said 'Let's go down and get it checked out"' Calhoun said in a press conference Friday. "And the next thing I knew the hour or so turned into being admitted and they tested me for everything it seemed and they found I was totally dehydrated."
"I bribed my way out of there as quick as I could. The full physical exam, for which I got high ratings, did not include a psychiatrist."
In his absence, associate head coach George Blaney coached the Huskies. A.J. Price and Hasheem Thabeet each scored 20 points in the third-largest victory ever in NCAA tournament history - 103-47 against Chattanooga. They'll play Texas A&M in Saturday's second-round game.
This was the third NCAA tournament game Calhoun has missed. In the two previous instances, UConn went on to win the national title.
In 1999, Calhoun missed a first-round game against Texas-San Antonio. In 2004, he left a second-round game against DePaul after becoming ill. He returned just in time to see the end of UConn's 72-55 victory.
Calhoun has missed 21 games in his career, including one other game this season - a Jan. 3 contest against Rutgers.
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