Local roundup: Ostrowski has another record-setting night for East Lyme boys in win over Fitch

East Lyme's Dev Ostrowski scored a school-record 47 points, but the top-seeded Vikings needed a second-half rally to beat No. 8 Fitch, 75-70, in Thursday's Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I boys' basketball quarterfinals.

Local roundup: Old Lyme boys rout Hale-Ray

Jacob Coverdale scored 10 and Ray Doll had six points, six assists and eight rebounds as Old Lyme beat Hale-Ray on Wednesday, 52-28, in a Shoreline Conference boys’ basketball game.

Mitchell men overcome adversity to advance in NECC tournament

Mitchell College's Brayvon Young, center, scrambles for a loose ball with a pair of Elms College defenders during Tuesday's NECC tournament quarterfinal game in New London. The Mariners advanced to the semifinals with a 70-49 win. (Tim Martin/The Day

Third-seeded Mitchell College looked ragged at times but played just well enough during stretches to secure a 70-49 victory over No. 6 Elms College in the quarterfinals of the NECC men's basketball tournament.

Local roundup: Fitch co-op program swims to easy win

John Marcolina and Aaron Reck won two events each as Fitch/Stonington/Ledyard/Norwich Tech beat Windham/RHAM/Coventry 87-58 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference swimming meet on Tuesday.

Local Calendar

BASEBALL/SOFTBALLNiantic Legion baseball tryouts — Saturday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m. For players from East Lyme, Old Lyme and Salem. Tryouts are for the Junior (17U) and Senior (19U) teams. Contact:...


Local roundup: Ledyard boys win fifth straight

Devin Rickerson had 22 points and eight rebounds as Ledyard ended its regular season on a five-game winning streak by defeating Granby 47-36 in a non-conference boys' basketball game on Monday night.

Local Calendar

BASEBALL/SOFTBALLNiantic Legion baseball tryouts — Saturday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m. For players from East Lyme, Old Lyme and Salem. Tryouts are for the Junior (17U) and Senior (19U) teams. Contact:...

Local college notes

• The UConn baseball team, which opened its season over the weekend in the Atlanta area and went 2-1, including a 9-7, 10 inning win over Georgia Tech on Sunday, is ranked No. 25 in the Baseball American Top 25 poll. The Huskies, who play...


Clark scores 17 as No. 11 Cincy rebounds, beats UConn 77-52

UConn coach Kevin Ollie, right, talks with Christian Vital during the second half of Thursday's men's basketball game against Cincinnati in Highland Heights, Ky.  (Tony Tribble/AP Photo)

Gary Clark scored 10 of his 17 points during Cincinnati's decisive spurt, and the 11th-ranked Bearcats shook off consecutive losses by beating short-handed Connecticut 77-52 for their fifth straight win over the Huskies

Stevens, Collier help No. 1 UConn beat Tulane 91-47

Tulane guard Kolby Morgan, right, loses the ball to UConn forward Gabby Williams during the No. 1 Huskies' 91-47 AAC win on Wednesday night in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld)

Azura Stevens scored 23 points, Napheesa Collier scored 22 and No. 1 Connecticut won its 50th straight road game, 91-47 over Tulane


Future looks bright for Mitchell College women despite humbling loss in semis

There were some building blocks for the Mitchell College women's basketball team for next season in spite of a humbling 75-50 loss to third-seeded Becker College on Thursday in the NECC tournament.

Top 25 men's and women's basketball roundup

Mississippi State's Teaira McCowan pulls away a rebound from Auburn's Unique Thompson during the second half of Thursday's game in Starkville, Miss. Mississippi State won, 82-61, to remain the only unbeaten team in Division I other than UConn. (Rogelio V. Solis/AP Photo)

Teaira McCowan's double-double leads No. 2 Mississippi State by Auburn 82-61


Poole named new Sun assistant

Brandi Poole was officially announced Tuesday as the new assistant coach for the Connecticut Sun. Poole, a Texas Tech assistant, was an assistant under Sun head coach Curt Miller for 13 years in the collegiate ranks.

Sun open 2018 WNBA season at home against Las Vegas

The Connecticut Sun will play host to the Las Vegas Aces in its 2018 WNBA regular-season opener on Sunday, May 20, and then spend most of the next eight weeks away from Mohegan Sun Arena.


NBA roundup

New York's Kyle O'Quinn, left, and Trey Burke celebrate a play during the second half of Thursday's game against the Magic in Orlando, Fla. The Knicks won 120-113. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP Photo)

Trey Burke came off the bench with a season-high 26 points and six assists Thursday night to help the New York Knicks break an eight-game losing streak with a 120-113 victory over the Orlando Magic.

NHL roundup

The Canadiens' Antti Niemi makes a save against the Rangers' Mats Zuccarello during the second period of Thursday's game in Montreal. Niemi made 31 saves in the Canadiens 3-1 win. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press/AP Photo)

Antti Niemi made 31 saves as the Montreal Canadiens beat the struggling New York Rangers 3-1 on Thursday to snap their six-game losing skid.

Noren, Simpson lead at Honda, Woods has solid 70

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland, reacts to a shot on the ninth fairway during the first round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Alex Noren, Webb Simpson handle wind for 66 at Honda Classic while Woods opens with a solid 70

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson to join Yankees' camp Monday

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson speaks at a news conference after a game against the Eagles on Dec. 3, 2017, at Seattle. Wilson is set to join the Yankees spring training camp on Monday, Feb. 26. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is set to join the New York Yankees' spring training camp on Monday.


Auto Racing

11:30 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 practice from Hampton, Ga.

1 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity Rinnai 250 practice from Hampton, Ga. 

2 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Active Pest Control 200 practice from Hampton, Ga.

3 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity Rinnai 250 final practice from Hampton, Ga.

4 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Active Pest Control 200 final practice from Hampton, Ga.

5 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 qualifying from Hampton, Ga.

7 p.m., FS1 — NHRA Arizona Nationals qualifying from Chandler.


1 p.m., YES — Spring training: Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees from Tampa, Fla.

1 p.m., SNY — Spring training: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets from Port St. Lucie, Fla.

1 p.m., MLB Network — Spring training: Washington Nationals at Houston Astros from Palm Beach, Fla.


6:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Central Michigan at Toledo.

7 p.m., NBCSB — NBA: Boston Celtics at Detroit Pistons.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Dayton at Rhode Island.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Harvard at Princeton.

8 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at Houston Rockets.

8 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Ohio State at Indiana.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Western Michigan at Ball State.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Manhattan at Iona.

10:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Lakers.

11 p.m., ESPNU — FIBA World Cup: Cuba at United States from Santa Cruz.


5 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Qatar Masters from Doha. (taped today)

2 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Honda Classic from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

1 a.m. (Saturday), Golf Channel — LPGA: Honda Thailand from Chonburi.


7 p.m., MSG — NHL: Minnesota Wild at New York Rangers.

7 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: UMass Lowell at Merrimack. 


12:30 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Rio Open from Rio de Janeiro, Delray Beach (Fla.) Open.

8:30 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Rio Open from Rio de Janeiro, Delray Beach (Fla.) Open.

Winter Olympics

5 a.m., NBCSN, Olympic Channel — From Pyeongchang, South Korea. (Coverage begins on Chs. 10, 30 at 3 p.m. and again at 8 p.m.; CNBC at 5 p.m.).