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

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.

UConn-Rutgers: Two old friends reunite

Geno Auriemma, the rare coach who can be contemplative in the wake of a 50-point win, was awash in some of the old days late Saturday night, in anticipation of tonight’s renewal with Rutgers.

COLLEGES

Severe storm delays arrival of women’s teams in Oklahoma City

Notre Dame women arrived in Oklahoma City late for NCAA after plane was diverted by storms

Notre Dame races past Wichita State 81-70

Elite at last; Notre Dame blitzes Wichita State 81-70 to grab spot in regional finals

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

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PROFESSIONAL

NFL outlaws tactic used by Patriots

A tactic the New England Patriots used in their 35-31 comeback victory over the Baltimore Ravens in an AFC divisional playoff game in January will be penalized going forward.

NBA roundup

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