UConn notes: Huskies are looking forward to playing at Oregon next season


UConn and Oregon, opponents in Monday's NCAA women's basketball tournament Bridgeport Regional final, will also both be a part of Nike co-founder Phil Knight's 80th birthday celebration in November.

Collier, Samuelson earn first team Associated Press All-America honors

Kelsey Plum is a unanimous choice to The Associated Press women's basketball All-America team

Samuelson sisters cheer each other's NCAA tourney runs

As Karlie Samuelson's Stanford team was taking down Notre Dame in the Lexington Regional, her self-described biggest fan was watching on a computer, about 800 miles away inside a locker room in Connecticut.

Local college notes

Tracking the Bears • Coast Guard Academy athletes captured four New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference weekly honors. Sophomore Anthony Wyler earned men's lacrosse offensive athlete...

Oregon doesn't figure to be intimidated by UConn

Top-seeded UConn will next face youthful Oregon, the No. 10 seed, in the NCAA tournament's Elite Eight round Monday in Bridgeport, with a trip to the Huskies' 10th straight Final Four on the line.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Prettitore leads Mitchell to a sweep

Francis Prettitore was 6-for-8 and drove in nine runs as Mitchell College swept Albertus Magnus in a nonleague baseball doubleheader on Sunday, winning both games 18-2.

Local roundup: Conn men beat Colby 11-9 in NESCAC lacrosse action

Connecticut College outscored Colby 6-1 in the third quarter and held on for an 11-9 win in a New England Small College Athletic Conference men's lacrosse game on Saturday.

SCHEDULES

COLUMNS

Your favorite COPT offers advice on spring cleaning

And now for another installment from Columnist Of The People (COTP). Today's topic: spring cleaning.

Could basketball be emerging as the sentimental favorite, after all?

I would be able to identify and analyze an infield fly much easier than I could a matchup zone. Not...

BLOGS

ON THE AIR

Baseball

1 p.m., ESPN — Exhibition: Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles from Sarasota, Fla.

4 p.m., MLB Network — Exhibition: Seattle Mariners at San Diego Padres from Peoria, Ariz.

9 p.m., MLB Network — Exhibition: Chicago Cubs at Cleveland Indians from Goodyear, Ariz.

Basketball

7 p.m., ESPN, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA women: UConn vs. Oregon in Division I tournament from Bridgeport.

7:30 p.m., MSG — NBA: Detroit Pistons at New York Knicks.

7:30 p.m., ESPNU — CBI men: Wyoming at Coastal Carolina in Game 1 of finals.

8 p.m., TNT — NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at San Antonio Spurs.

8 p.m., ESPN2 — High school: Powerade Jam Fest from Chicago.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA women: South Carolina vs. Florida State in Division I tournament from Stockton, Calif.

10:30 p.m., TNT — NBA: New Orleans Pelicans at Utah Jazz.

Hockey

7 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: Nashville Predators at New York Islanders.

7:30 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Tampa Bay Lightning.

Tennis

11 a.m., Tennis Channel — Miami Open from Key Biscayne, Fla.

7 p.m., Tennis Channel — Miami Open from Key Biscayne, Fla.

PROFESSIONAL

Johnson makes the toughest test look easy

Even for a player of Dustin Johnson's immense ability, the Dell Technologies Match Play was always going to be the toughest for him to capture all four of the World Golf Championships.

Aldridge's heart in rhythm, and so is his jumper

When LaMarcus Aldridge felt the familiar flutter with his heart, there was no telling how long the San Antonio Spurs star would be out and how big of an impact it would have on Aldridge's health and the Western Conference playoff race.

Senators urge USA Hockey to end dispute with women's team

Sixteen U.S. senators have written a letter to USA Hockey's executive director to express their concerns over the treatment of the women's national team.

NASCAR off to a fast start, but ratings still sink

Bad news first: The overnight television ratings for NASCAR's race in California were down. The ratings were down for Phoenix, Las Vegas and Atlanta, too. Basically, nothing NASCAR does can stop this slide, it seems.

UCONN

UConn women beat Oregon, reach 10th straight Final Four

Bridgeport — Having watched from all the way across the nation, members of the University of Oregon women's basketball team were asked their impressions of the UConn women and what makes them so dominant. “Well,...

Chong's journey has been rewarding

UConn's Saniya Chong, who averaged 2.2 points in 10.2 minutes per game during the NCAA tournament in her career prior to Saturday, came up with 16 points, five rebounds, three assists and only two turnovers in 38 minutes of UConn's 86-71 victory...

UConn beats UCLA 86-71 to advance to regional final in Bridgeport

The top-seeded UConn women's basketball team dispatched No. 4 UCLA from the NCAA tournament's Sweet 16 before 8,830 fans at Webster Bank Arena, hanging on for an 86-71 victory over the Bruins and advancing to Monday's regional final against...

COLLEGES

Last-shot practice pays with Final Four for North Carolina

Roy Williams still has not watched the tape of the 2016 national championship game and likely never will

South Carolina: The surprise of the Final Four

Gonzaga is in its first Final Four but the Zags had knocked on the door a few times

Coaches: Carolina Final Four advantage to fade after tipoff

Coaches for Oregon, South Carolina and Gonzaga concede Roy Williams and his North Carolina players have an advantage when it comes to knowing how to deal with the hot spotlight during Final Four week