UConn men fall short in final attempt at comeback, bow out of the NIT


The UConn Huskies, who cut a swath through March a year ago, exited this one Wednesday night at Gampel Pavilion with a 68-61 loss to Arizona State in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament.

All (but not many) hands on deck for UConn men

Fourth-seeded UConn (20-14 ) will be banged up for tonight's National Invitation Tournament first-round men's basketball game against fifth-seeded Arizona State University (17-15) at 7 p.m. (ESPN2) at Gampel Pavilion.

UConn's season ends with NIT loss

STORRS — Shaq McKissic scored 22 points Wednesday night as Arizona State knocked 2014 NCAA champion UConn out in the first round of this year's National Invitation Tournament, 68-61. 

UConn's NCAA hopes dashed with loss to SMU in AAC final

An emotional Rodney Purvis wiped away tears sitting in the locker room on Sunday. The pain of losing the American Athletic Conference tournament championship game and missing out on playing in the NCAA tournament was too much bear.

UConn to face Arizona State at Gampel in NIT

Coach Kevin Ollie didnít hold back when asked Sunday if it would be difficult for his Huskies to gear up for playing in the NIT a year after hoisting the national championship trophy.

COLUMNS

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UCONN

Tuck, UConn women prepare to meet Texas in Sweet 16

Morgan Tuck and the top-seeded UConn women's basketball team continue their path through the NCAA tournament today in the regional semifinals against No. 5 Texas (noon, ESPN).

A scare, but only briefly as No. 1 UConn routs Rutgers 91-55

Geno Auriemma often gets quizzical looks when he refers to this empire he’s created as “fragile.” But, you know, he didn’t get to be Geno just by wearing snazzy suits.

COLLEGES

Spartans knock off Sooners 62-58 in East semifinal

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Freshman-led Duke in another regional final, beat Utah 63-57

Coach K and Duke 1 win from another Final 4, after 63-57 Sweet 16 win over revived Utah

HIGH SCHOOL

Stonington Athletic Hall of Fame to add 10 members

The Stonington High School Athletic Hall of Fame will induct 10 new members on Saturday, April 25, at the high school.

Schools making most of icy start

Phil Orbe continued a spring ritual on Sunday. The Montville High School baseball coach brought his snow blower over to the schoolís baseball field in order to clear it off before the first practice.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Dunn weighing his options

Inquiring minds throughout the NBA want to know all about Kris Dunn.

Local roundup: Coast Guard baseball team rallies past Albertus Magnus

Mark Behne, Zach Serna and Kyle Jackson hit consecutive RBI triples in a three-run fifth inning as the Coast Guard baseball team rallied to beat Albertus Magnus on Wednesday, 9-6, and continued its best start in school history.

PROFESSIONAL

Thomas scores 18, Celtics hold off Knicks for 96-92 win

Isaiah Thomas scores 18, Jae Crowder 17 as Celtics hold off Knicks for 96-92 win

Durant to have another surgery, miss rest of season

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ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

5 a.m., NBCSN — Formula One Malaysia Grand Prix qualifying from Kuala Lumpur.

10 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Sprint Cup STP 500 practice from Martinsville, Va.

11 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Kroger 250 qualifying from Martinsville, Va.

1:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Sprint Cup STP 500 final practice from Martinsville, Va.

2:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Kroger 250 from Martinsville, Va.

8 p.m., ESPN2 — NHRA Four-Wide Nationals qualifying from Concord, N.C. (taped today)

2:30 a.m. (Sunday), NBCSN — Formula One Malaysia Grand Prix from Kuala Lumpur.

Baseball

1 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — Exhibition: Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees from Tampa, Fla.

1 p.m., WCCT — Exhibition: Washington Nationals at New York Mets from Port St. Lucie, Fla.

1:05 p.m., WEEI (103.7-FM) — Exhibition: Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays from Port Charlotte, Fla.

4 p.m., MLB Network — Exhibition: Oakland Athletics at Chicago White Sox from Glendale, Ariz.

Basketball

Noon, ESPN, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA women: UConn vs. Texas in Division I Tournament from Albany, N.Y.

2:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA women: Dayton vs. Louisville in Division I Tournament from Albany, N.Y. (time approximate)

3 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Indiana (Pa.) vs. Florida Southern in Division II Tournament final from Evansville, Ind.

4:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA women: Duke vs. Maryland in Division I Tournament from Spokane, Wash.

6 p.m., TBS — NCAA men: Wisconsin vs. Arizona in Division I Tournament regional final from Los Angeles.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA women: Gonzaga vs. Tennessee in Division I Tournament from Spokane, Wash. (time approximate)

8:30 p.m., TBS — NCAA men: Notre Dame vs. Kentucky in Division I Tournament regional final from Cleveland.

Boxing

6:15 p.m., Showtime — Kell Brock vs. Jo Jo Dan in a welterweight bout from Sheffield, England.

10 p.m., Showtime — Jermell Charlo vs. Vanes Martirosyan in a super welterweight bout and Jhonny Gonzalez vs. Gary Russell Jr. in a featherweight bout from Las Vegas.

Golf

9 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Trophee Hassan II from Agadir, Morocco.

1 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Texas Open from San Antonio.

3 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — PGA: Texas Open from San Antonio.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic from Saucier, Miss.

6 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Kia Classic from Carlsbad, Calif.

Hockey

1 p.m., NESN — NHL: New York Rangers at Boston Bruins.

3 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Denver vs. Boston College in Division I Tournament from Providence.

4 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Minnesota State-Mankato vs. Rochester Institute of Technology in Division I Tournament from South Bend, Ind.

5:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Boston University vs. Minnesota-Duluth in Division I Tournament from Manchester, N.H.

6:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Miami-Ohio at Providence in NCAA Division I Tournament.

7:05 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: New Jersey Devils at Carolina Hurricanes.

9 p.m., ESPNU —NCAA men: St. Cloud State vs. North Dakota in NCAA Division I Tournament from Fargo, N.D. 

Horse Racing

12:30 p.m., FS1 — Dubai World Cup from United Arab Emirates.

Lacrosse

5:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Yale at Pennsylvania.

Motorcycle Racing

8 p.m., FS1 — AMA Supercross from St. Louis.

Soccer

3 p.m., CSN — MLS: San Jose Earthquakes at New England Revolution.

7 p.m., YES — MLS: Sporting Kansas City at New York City FC.

9:30 p.m., ESPN2 — Men's exhibition: Mexico vs. Ecuador from Los Angeles. 

Tennis

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