Connecticut basketball coach Jim Calhoun was released from the hospital yesterday, three days after having his cancerous prostate removed.

The 60-year-old Calhoun is expected to resume coaching in three to four weeks, doctors said.

Calhoun learned he had cancer on Jan. 30. Doctors have said they caught the disease in its early stages and expect a full recovery.

Calhoun is in his 17th season at Connecticut. His assistant, George Blaney, is coaching the team in his absence. The Huskies (14-5, 5-3 Big East) are 1-1 since Blaney took over.

Calhoun has led the Huskies to national prominence, capped by an NCAA title in 1999. With a career record of 637-290, including 14 seasons at Northeastern, he is among the 10 active Division I coaches with at least 600 career wins.

* SURE THING: Concordia-Moorhead G Jamie Visness set the NCAA women's all-division record by making her 68th straight free throw.

Visness went 4 for 4 from the foul line and finished with nine points in a 66-65 win over St. Mary's, Minn.

Richmond's Ginny Doyle set the previous mark in 1991-92 by hitting 66 straight.

Visness, who made her final 12 free throws last season and is 56 for 56 this season, set the Division III record Saturday in a loss to Carleton.

-- From News Services