PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun has returned to the eighth-ranked Huskies’ bench after serving a three-game NCAA suspension.

Calhoun, who led Connecticut to its third national championship last season, missed the first three games of the Big East season for failed to maintain “an atmosphere of compliance” in the program. The NCAA sanctions were over recruiting violation.

He was on the bench for Saturday night’s game at Rutgers.

Calhoun missed wins over South Florida and St. John’s and a loss to Seton Hall. According to NCAA rules the wins and loss were given to assistant coach George Blaney’s record and not Calhoun’s.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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