UConn loses a heartbreaker in Storrs once again


The UConn men's basketball team added to their list of painful defeats Thursday, falling to Memphis 54-53. It was their third loss by one point this season in Storrs.

Boatright plays final game at Gampel tonight

Every day Tom Boatright checks in on his grandson. He’s not only Ryan Boatright’s grandfather, he’s also his personal trainer.

It's that time of the season

Something about March brings out the beast in UConn.

Purvis lifts UConn past No. 21 SMU, 81-73

HARTFORD — Rodney Purvis scored a career-high 28 points and UConn upset No. 21 SMU 81-73 on Sunday, knocking the Mustangs out of first place in the American Athletic Conference. 

NO. 21 SMU AT UCONN

Location: XL Center, Hartford Tip: 2 p.m. (Ch. 3) Records: SMU 23-5, 14-2; UConn 16-11, 9-6 Last game: SMU won at Memphis, 66-57, Thursday; UConn won at East Carolina, 60-49,...

COLUMNS

Dr. Britt is keeping us all humble with her example

Stonington - Brittany Solar listened to her parents. The enduring...

Is bringing an end to the ECC really in the kids' best interests?

Perhaps the framers were mistaken. Or ill prepared for evolution. Turns out that “life, liberty and...

UCONN

UConn's Jefferson, Stewart, Mosqueda-Lewis, Tuck are first team AAC selections

UConn junior guard Moriah Jefferson was named the American Athletic Conference’s Most Improved Player and was joined on All-AAC first team by teammates Breanna Stewart, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Morgan Tuck. Senior center Kiah Stokes was named the...

UConn ready to turn attention to postseason

There were times during the second half of the season, which included games in 12 different states, when top-ranked UConn looked like a rather weary bunch.

COLLEGES

College basketball roundup

Brandon Ashley matched his career high with 21 points, T.J. McConnell tied his career best with 11 assists and No. 5 Arizona made certain it would finish alone atop the Pac-12 in the regular season for the second year in a row with a 99-60 rout of...

College basketball roundup

Ben Bentil scored a career-high 21 points and added 10 rebounds and No. 24 Providence shot 67 percent from the field in the second half in rallying from a big first-half deficit to defeat Seton Hall 79-66 on Wednesday night.

HIGH SCHOOL

No. 1 New London, No. 2 Ledyard meet in ECC boys’ basketball tournament final

No. 1 New London, tied for second in the state in the New Haven Register’s Top 10 poll, still protecting its unbeaten record at 21-0, will meet No. 2 Ledyard (19-3, ninth in the state) in the ECC championship game at 7:30 tonight at Waterford High...

New London Hall of Famers take their place

New London High School will induct five new players into its Football Hall of Fame on Sunday during the annual football banquet/Hall of Fame ceremony at 1 p.m. at the school.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Friday's schedule

Today's local college and high school schedule.

PROFESSIONAL

NHL roundup

Sean Monahan scored Calgary's first goal at Boston in more than eight years, and the Flames earned their first road win against the Bruins since 2003 with a 4-3 shootout victory on Thursday night.

Announcer Sager returns from leukemia to NBA sideline

Craig Sager returned to his familiar spot on the NBA sideline Thursday after being treated for leukemia.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

3 p.m., FS1 - NASCAR Sprint Cup Kobalt 400 practice from Las Vegas.

4:30 p.m., FS1 - NASCAR Xfinity Boyd Gaming 300 practice from Las Vegas.

6 p.m., FS1 - NASCAR Xfinity Boyd Gaming 300 final practice from Las Vegas.

7:30 p.m., FS1 - NASCAR Sprint Cup Kobalt 400 qualifying from Las Vegas.

Baseball

1 p.m., MLB Network - Exhibition: New York Yankees at Philadelphia Phillies from Clearwater, Fla. (subject to blackout)

1 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) - Exhibition: Detroit Tigers at New York Mets from Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Basketball

7 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Akron at Kent State.

7:15 p.m., wwwtheday.com, WJJF-94.9 FM - High school boys: New London vs. Ledyard in Eastern Connecticut Conference tournament final from Waterford.

7:30 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Murray State vs. Morehead State in Ohio Valley Conference semifinal from Nashville, Tenn.

8 p.m., ESPN, YES, WFAN (660-AM) - NBA: Phoenix Suns at Brooklyn Nets.

8 p.m., CSN - NBA: Boston Celtics at New Orleans Pelicans.

8 p.m., NESN, SNY - NCAA men: Yale at Harvard.

9 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Texas Tech at Baylor.

10 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Eastern Kentucky vs. Belmont in Ohio Valley Conference semifinal from Nashville, Tenn.

10:30 p.m., ESPN - NBA: Dallas Mavericks at Golden State Warriors.

Boxing

10 p.m., FS1 - Joseph Diaz vs. Juan Luis Hernandez in a junior featherweight bout from Los Angeles.

11 p.m., ESPN2 - Antwone Smith vs. Tony Harrison in a junior middleweight bout from Las Vegas.

Golf

7:30 a.m., Golf Channel - European PGA: African Open from East London, South Africa.

1 p.m., Golf Channel - PGA: Cadillac Championship from Doral, Fla.

6 p.m., Golf Channel - PGA: Puerto Rico Open from Rio Grande. (taped today)

4:30 a.m. (Saturday), Golf Channel - LPGA: Women's Champions from Singapore. (taped today)

Hockey

7:05 p.m., WCBS (880-AM) - NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets at New Jersey Devils.

Soccer

Noon, FS1 - Women: United States vs. Switzerland in Algarve Cup from Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Portugal.

Tennis

8 a.m., Tennis Channel - Davis Cup: United States vs. England from Glasgow, Scotland.

6 p.m., Tennis Channel - WTA: Abierto Monterrey from Mexico.