Connecticut's Calhoun mum about future


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun declined to talk about his future following the Huskies' 77-64 loss to Iowa State in the NCAA tournament on Thursday night.

UConn became the first defending champion to lose its first tournament game since UCLA in 1996, capping a difficult year for Calhoun and the Huskies. The longtime coach had a monthlong medical leave during the season to deal with spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spine, and his team floundered in his absence.

Calhoun says he only wants to talk about the game against the Cyclones. He says he plans to fly home Friday and meet with the team on Monday -- his usual routine when a season ends.

He says: "My own personal thing, I don't think it has any relevance, to be honest with you."