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UConn coach Jim Calhoun has a word with senior Craig Austrie during UConn’s win Saturday over the University of South Florida at the XL Center in Hartford. (Ken Krayeske photo)

Despite a multi-billion dollar budget deficit facing the state of Connecticut, UConn men’s hoops coach Jim Calhoun, the highest paid state employee with an annual salary of $1.6 million, will not take a pay cut to help the state close its budget gap.

“Not a dime,” Calhoun said during a post-game press conference Saturday in Hartford, after the top-ranked Huskies ran over the University of South Florida Bulls.

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