CIAC announces girls' basketball tournament pairings


The CIAC released its 2017 girls' basketball pairings on Wednesday. There are qualifying rounds starting Thursday an the tournament will culminate with the four state finals March 18-19 at Mohegan Sun Arena.

NFA holds off New London to share ECC D-I title with Ledyard

NFA, despite not scoring in the final 4:41, hung on for a 48-46 win over New London to earn a share of the Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I boys' basketball title with Ledyard.

ECC Div. I final: NFA, New London girls can't wait for Round 3

In what may prove to be the toughest matchup between the teams this season, top-seeded NFA (18-4) meets No. 2 New London (20-2) in the championship game of the ECC Division I girls' basketball tournament at 7:30 Wednesday night at NFA.

Huskies' Samuelson looks to end shooting slump

Katie Lou Samuelson hopes to break out of a recent shooting slump when top-ranked UConn welcomes No. 23 Temple to the XL Center on Wednesday night.

UConn men attempt to extend winning streak at Houston

UConn, which has overcome double-digits deficits to defeat Memphis and Temple in its last two games, visits Houston on Wednesday night in search of its fifth straight victory.

HIGH SCHOOL

Hatajik takes home silver in boys' 300 at State Open indoor meet

East Lyme High School's Dylan Hatajik was second in the boys' 300 meters in a school record 36.22 seconds at Monday's State Open.

State Open wrestling: Fitch's Kosman, Waterford's Smith seeded 1-2 at 106 pounds

Following is a list of top seeds and local qualifiers for the State Open wrestling championships, which will be held Friday and Saturday at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven:

Ledyard captures Class S wrestling championship

Bo Nguyen and Mike Sullivan captured individual titles and Ledyard placed five wrestlers finals en route to winning the CIAC Class S tournament championship on Saturday night at Windham High School.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

UConn moves forward with plans for new athletic fields

The University of Connecticut's Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved spending $4.75 million to design its "Athletic District," which will include new stadiums for soccer, baseball and softball.

Mitchell women stumble in NECC tournament

Fifth-seeded Wheelock ended Mitchell College's seven-game winning streak and season on Tuesday night with a 69-56 victory in the New England Collegiate Conference tournament. quarterfinals.

Local roundup: Wheelock outs Mitchell men from NECC basketball tourney

Nicholas Fenton had 30 points, 10 assists and four steals as fourth-seeded Wheelock beat No. 5 Mitchell College 97-86 in the first round of the New England Collegiate Conference men’s basketball tournament.

SCHEDULES

COLUMNS

Youngest of the Roman siblings is charting her own path at New London

Meet New London's K.D. Spencer Roman, the youngest of the student-athletes in one of the most...

BLOGS

ON THE AIR

Basketball

7 p.m., SNY, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA women: Temple at UConn from Hartford.

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: DePaul at Georgetown.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Duke at Syracuse.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Texas Christian at Kansas.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Central Florida at Temple.

7 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Xavier at Seton Hall.

7 p.m., NESN, YES — NCAA men: Pittsburgh at Wake Forest.

7:30 p.m., theday.com — High school girls: New London at Norwich Free Academy in Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I Tournament final.

9 p.m., CBSSN, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA men: UConn at Houston.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Louisville at North Carolina.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Oregon at California.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Oklahoma State at Kansas State.

9 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Butler at Villanova.

9 p.m., YES — NCAA men: Providence at Creighton.

11 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Fresno State at San Diego State.

11 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Oregon State at Stanford.

Golf

12:30 a.m. (Thursday), Golf Channel — LPGA: Honda Thailand from Chonburi.

Hockey

8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Washington Capitals at Philadelphia Flyers.

10:30 p.m., NESN — NHL: Boston Bruins at Anaheim Ducks.

Soccer

11:50 a.m., FS1 — UEFA Europa League: Manchester United at Saint-Etienne.

2:30 p.m., FS1 — UEFA Champions League: Leicester City at Seville.

Tennis

12:30 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Rio Open from Rio de Janeiro.

8:30 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Rio Open from Rio de Janeiro.

PROFESSIONAL

Byron lifts Canadiens past Rangers in shootout

Paul Byron scored in the fifth round of the shootout and Montreal beat the New York Rangers on Tuesday night to give coach Claude Julien his first win in his second stint with the Canadiens.

NHL roundup

Calvin de Haan was credited with a go-ahead goal that caromed off an opponent late in the second period and the New York Islanders went on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 Tuesday night.

Major League Baseball notes

A person familiar with the deal says free-agent catcher Matt Wieters has agreed to a $10.5 million contract for 2017 with the Washington Nationals, pending a physical.

A-Rod maintains he won't attempt playing comeback

On his first day as a New York Yankees spring training guest instructor, 41-year-old Alex Rodriguez maintained he will not attempt a comeback as a player.

UCONN

NCAA reveal has Irish joining UConn, Baylor and Mississippi State as No. 1 women's seeds

UConn, Mississippi State, Baylor and Notre Dame would be the top seeds if the NCAA Tournament began Monday

Adams hit game-winner as UConn rallies past Temple, 64-63

Jalen Adams scored 13 points and hit a driving layup with 2.9 seconds left as UConn rallied to beat Temple 64-63 on Sunday for its fourth straight win.

No. 1 UConn escapes Tulane with 101st straight win

Napheesa Collier had 26 points and 12 rebounds and top-ranked Connecticut held off Tulane 63-60 on Saturday night to push its record winning streak to 101 games

COLLEGES

Local college roundup: UConn wins baseball opener

Tim Cate pitched seven strong innings as UConn opened its baseball season with a 5-3 win over UMass Lowell on Friday night.

Coast Guard baseball opens season on Saturday

The Coast Guard baseball team that opens its season on Saturday will be a veteran group.

Top 25 men's and women's college basketball roundup

Nigel Williams-Goss scored 30 points as undefeated and No. 1 Gonzaga beat San Francisco 96-61 on Thursday, extending the nation's longest winning streak to 27 games

CT SUN

Sun acquire post Kizer from Fever in three-team trade

The Connecticut Sun acquired 6-foot-4 post Lynetta Kizer and the eighth overall pick in April's WNBA Draft from the Indiana Fever on Tuesday as part of a three-way trade in which the Sun sent forward Camille Little to the Phoenix Mercury.

Faris among three players signed to training camp contracts by Connecticut Sun

The Connecticut Sun announced Tuesday that they had signed Kelly Faris, Kayla Pedersen and Jennifer Hamson to training camp contracts.