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.

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:

SCHEDULES

COLUMNS

Our kids now have a better reason to believe in tomorrow

Maybe the kids of the city thought Wednesday would be an extension of mini-February vacation, upon...

UCONN

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.

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

COLLEGES

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.

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.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

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.

Local roundup: Ledyard's Fletcher scores 1,000th career point

Steven Fletcher scored 25 points, including the 1,000th of his career, as Ledyard finished its regular season an 81-27 nonleague boys' basketball victory over St. Bernard on Monday night.

PROFESSIONAL

NBA returns for a break-neck finish to regular season

LeBron James, Steph Curry and the rest of the NBA have had a chance to catch their collective breath, kick their feet up for a few days and rest up after a frenetic first three-and-a-half months of the season.

Jeter takes top Yankees prospects to dinner

Since his retirement following the 2014 season, Derek Jeter has gone to dinner every spring training with the group attending "Captain's Camp."

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.