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UConn's Hurley has surgery to relieve neck, back pain

STORRS, Conn. (AP) UConn basketball coach Dan Hurley had surgery Friday to relieve pain in his neck and upper back.

School officials say doctors successfully performed the surgery at the Center for Comprehensive Spine Care in New York.

Hurley is expected to be released from the hospital within the next few days, then recuperate at home.

UConn officials say Hurley is not expected to miss the Sept. 28 start of the Huskies' practices.

Standings - AAC

Teams W L Pct Conf GB L10 Stk
Hou 31 3 .912 18-3 - 8-2 L1
Cin 28 6 .824 17-4 1.0 8-2 W3
UCF 23 8 .742 13-6 4.0 7-3 L2
Temp 23 9 .719 13-6 4.0 7-3 L1
Mem 21 13 .618 13-8 5.0 7-3 L1
WichSt 19 14 .576 12-9 6.0 7-3 L1
SoFL 19 13 .594 8-11 9.0 3-7 L2
Tuls 18 14 .562 8-11 9.0 5-5 L2
UConn 16 17 .485 7-13 10.5 3-7 L1
SMU 15 17 .469 7-13 10.5 3-7 L1
ECU 10 21 .323 3-16 14.0 1-9 L5
Tul 4 27 .129 0-19 17.0 0-10 L21

Team Leaders

Name Total
PTS Christian Vital 14.2
REB Josh Carlton 6.2
AST Tarin Smith 2.4
ST Christian Vital 1.6
BLK Josh Carlton 1.8
FG% Jalen Adams .487
FT% Jalen Adams .829
3PT% Christian Vital .409
MIN Christian Vital 30.1
PF Brendan Adams 1.0

Team Rankings

Total AAC Rank Div I Rank
PF 73.8 4 139
PA 71.3 9 180
REB 39.5 7 116
FG% .446 4 164
3PTM 7.6 3 186
PF 19.5 9 303
ST/TO 0.5 9 195

Latest Game - Mar 15, 2019

Final 1 2 T
(9) Connecticut(16-17) 25 20 45
(1) Houston(30-2) 39 45 84

PTS REB AST
UConn Cobb (2) Cobb (1) Smith (1)
Hou Gresham (2) Goesling (1) White Jr. (1)

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Date Team Result
Fri, Mar 15 @Houston L, 84-45 Boxscore Recap
Thu, Mar 14 @South Florida W, 80-73 Boxscore Recap
Sun, Mar 10 @East Carolina W, 82-73 Boxscore Recap
Thu, Mar 7 Temple L, 78-71 Boxscore Recap
Sun, Mar 3 South Florida W, 60-58 Boxscore Recap

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