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UConn Coach Geno Auriemma Released From Hospital

STORRS, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP)UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma has been released from the hospital, where he was admitted Saturday with an undisclosed ailment.

The school says Auriemma, 62, had boarded a plane Saturday morning in Windsor Locks, but decided to deplane because he was not feeling well.

He was taken to a hospital for observation and released Tuesday morning.

The Hall of Fame coach guided the Huskies to an unprecedented 11th national title this month.

But illness forced him to miss the victory parade in Hartford, and he did not accompany the team when it was honored by lawmakers at the state Capitol last week.

The school said in a statement that Auriemma is feeling better and will be spending time at home with his family. It also said the coach and his family "wish to express their appreciation and gratitude " to all for their thoughts and prayers. In an effort to protect Auriemma's privacy, UConn will have no further comment.

Auriemma is 955-134 in 31 seasons at UConn.

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