High school boys' basketball: Volkerts powers Fitch past Killingly


Eddie Volkerts had 21 points, 18 rebounds, five assists and five steals as Fitch High School beat Killingly on Friday, 66-51, in an Eastern Connecticut Conference interdivision game.

High school girls' basketball: Osborne, New London thump Ledyard

Charee Osborne had 16 points and 12 rebounds as New London High School bounced Ledyard on Friday, 65-38, in a girls’ basketball game.

Whalers nip Colonels 72-70 on last-second basket

It was New London coach Craig Parker's son, C.J., who was standing wide open on the right side of the basket with time running out, receiving a pass from teammate Collin Sawyer for the game-winning layup with 1.2 seconds remaining Thursday night.

New London nips Ledyard 72-70 to remain unbeaten

Ledyard — C.J. Parker converted a Collin Sawyer pass into the game-winning basket with 1.2 seconds remaining as New London High School remained unbeaten with a wild 72-70 boys’ basketball victory over Ledyard on Thursday...

Defense comes through for the Wildcats

Norwich Free Academy started out with a defense that coach Bill Scarlata called “something stupid,” blaming himself for the specially designed set.

COLUMNS

Can Pats fans really handle the truth now?

This is, roughly, Day Seven of deflated footballs making national news. Now there’s some kind of...

UCONN

UConn's Hamilton has his game back on track

Daniel Hamilton ran into the freshman wall a couple of weeks ago.

Huskies' Jefferson has found her shot

During a three-game stretch in December, it all caught up to Moriah Jefferson.

Huskies earn a victory they desperately need

These are desperate days for UConn.\n

COLLEGES

College basketball roundup

Devin Booker scored 18 points, Aaron Harrison added 13 and No. 1 Kentucky matched its best start under coach John Calipari with a 58-43 victory over South Carolina on Saturday.

Abdullah leads North to 34-13 win over South in Senior Bowl

Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah rushed for 73 yards and added 40 receiving while leading the North to a 34-13 victory over the South on Saturday in the Senior Bowl.

Local college roundup: Conn women edge Wesleyan in OT

Cassie Hunter scored with eight seconds left in overtime to lift Connecticut College past Wesleyan, 3-2, in Saturday’s New England Small College Athletic Conference game women’s hockey game.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Swarm have too much firepower for Wolves

The New England Black Wolves spent the first two weeks of their inaugural National Lacrosse League season as the irreverent young team, quick in transition, ready to take on the world. The Black Wolves even beat three-time defending league champion...

Monday's Schedule

A listing of Monday's local college and high school games.

PROFESSIONAL

Belichick insists Patriots followed rules

Saying his team “followed every rule to the letter,” New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick described in detail how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended his players from chatter that they made it to the Super Bowl...

Sharapova, Bouchard into quarterfinals at Australian Open

Melbourne, Australia — Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal put earlier stumbles behind them with convincing wins Sunday to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

7 a.m., FS1 - United SportsCar Championship Rolex 24 race finish from Daytona Beach, Fla.

Basketball

Noon, CBS Sports Network, WTIC (1080-AM) - NCAA men: South Florida at UConn from Hartford.

1 p.m., Ch. 8 - NBA: Miami Heat at Chicago Bulls.

1 p.m., NESN, YES - NCAA men: Boston College at Georgia Tech.

1:30 p.m., Ch. 3 - NCAA men: Indiana at Ohio State.

2 p.m., Ch. 61 - NCAA men: Duke at St. John's.

2:30 p.m., FS1 - NCAA women: Butler at Xavier.

3 p.m., ESPN2, WTIC (1080-AM) - NCAA women: UConn at Cincinnati.

3 p.m., NESN - NCAA women: North Carolina State at Syracuse.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 8 - NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Cleveland Cavaliers.

4 p.m., Ch. 3 - NCAA men: Louisville at Pittsburgh.

4 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Northern Iowa at Illinois State.

4:30 p.m., FS1 - NCAA women: Iowa State at Texas.

5 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA women: Duke at North Carolina.

5 p.m., NESN - NCAA women: Miami at Louisville.

6:30 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Notre Dame at North Carolina State.

7 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Creighton at Villanova.

8 p.m., CSN - NBA: Boston Celtics at Golden State Warriors.

8:30 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Washington at Utah.

Figure Skating

4 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 - U.S. Championships from Greensboro, N.C.

Football

8 p.m., ESPN, WFAN (660-AM) - NFL: Pro Bowl from Glendale, Ariz.

Golf

3 p.m., Golf Channel - PGA: Humana Challenge from La Quinta, Calif.

7 p.m., Golf Channel - Champions: Mitsubishi Electric Championship from Ka'upulehu-Kona, Hawaii.

Hockey

5 p.m., NBCSN - NHL All-Star Game from Columbus, Ohio.

Tennis

7 p.m., Tennis Channel - Australian Open from Melbourne.

9 p.m., ESPN2 - Australian Open from Melbourne.

3 a.m. (Monday), ESPN2 - Australian Open from Melbourne.

Winter Sports

10:30 a.m., NBCSN - Skiing from Kitzbuehel, Austria. (taped today)