STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut men's basketball coach Jim Calhoun says he's feeling better, but will miss his third straight game Saturday at Syracuse with spinal stenosis.
The Hall of Fame coach, in a news release Wednesday, says he will be meeting with specialists over the next few days to determine the best course of treatment for his condition.
Calhoun, who has been experiencing back pain since last summer, took an indefinite leave of absence last Friday. He has missed the past two games for UConn (15-8, 5-6 Big East), a win over Seton Hall on Saturday and Monday's loss at Louisville.
Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spine, normally associated with aging and sometimes with arthritis. If physical therapy and medicines aren't effective, surgery may be considered.