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Thursday / March 4.
  • UConn’s James Bouknight expected to miss about 4 weeks following surgery

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    UConn sophomore guard James Bouknight is expected to miss approximately four weeks after undergoing surgery last Tuesday on his left elbow, UConn head coach Dan Hurley told reporters Sunday.

    The Brooklyn native suffered the initial injury in the final minutes of the first half during UConn’s game at Marquette on Jan. 5, diving to the floor for a loose ball and having a Marquette defender land on his extended left arm.

    Bouknight is UConn’s leading scorer, averaging 20.3 points, as well as 5.3 rebounds per game, with a .451 field goal percentage. He was an All-BIG EAST Preseason Second Team pick and has twice been named to the league’s weekly Honor Roll.

    UConn hosts St. John’s Monday (2:30, Fox).  

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.