UConn beats UCLA 86-71 to advance to regional final in Bridgeport


The top-seeded UConn women's basketball team dispatched No. 4 UCLA from the NCAA tournament's Sweet 16 before 8,830 fans at Webster Bank Arena, hanging on for an 86-71 victory over the Bruins and advancing to Monday's regional final against...

Oregon's success comes as no surprise to UConn's Auriemma

UConn coach Geno Auriemma has been talking about Oregon coach Kelly Graves since Oregon's 71-70 victory over Temple and former UConn assistant coach Tonya Cardoza in the opening round of the NCAA tournament, March 18.

UConn advances to regional final with 86-71 win over UCLA

Napheesa Collier had 27 points and 14 rebounds to help UConn beat UCLA 86-71, putting the Huskies in the Bridgeport Regional final

UCLA's Close is a big fan of Auriemma's program

No. 1 UConn meets No. 4 UCLA in the teams' first-ever meeting in the NCAA tournament, scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport.

UConn's Enoch plans to transfer

Promising big man Steven Enoch plans to leave UConn and transfer to another school.

COLUMNS

This plan has a familiar, and nice, ring to it

This was Friday morning in the city’s de facto headquarters: The table by the window at...

Could basketball be emerging as the sentimental favorite, after all?

I would be able to identify and analyze an infield fly much easier than I could a matchup zone. Not...

UCONN

Samuelson and her Stanford sister keep in touch through their games

UConn sophomore Katie Lou Samuelson and her older sister Karlie, a Stanford senior, are cause for their dad Jon to accumulate a few frequent-flyer miles.

UConn football players, especially Melifonwu, showcase their skills on Pro Day

The analyzing eyes of 24 NFL scouts looked on Wednesday as UConn football players participated in Pro Day.

COLLEGES

Freshmen help No. 10 Oregon upset No. 3 Maryland in Bridgeport

Sabrina Ionescu led five Oregon players in double figures with 21 points, and the 10th-seeded Ducks continued their improbable run through the NCAA Tournament with a 77-63 victory over third-seeded Maryland

North Carolina, Kentucky face off again for Final Four berth

Roy Williams wanted another chance at Kentucky after his North Carolina Tar Heels lost to the Wildcats in December

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Conn men beat Colby 11-9 in NESCAC lacrosse action

Connecticut College outscored Colby 6-1 in the third quarter and held on for an 11-9 win in a New England Small College Athletic Conference men's lacrosse game on Saturday.

Local roundup: Susi, Domnarski lead UConn to victory

Zac Susi's two-run double in the top of the eighth inning led UConn to a 2-1 win over Seton Hall in a nonleague baseball game on Friday.

Local colleges: MIT thumps Coast Guard in women's lacrosse

Emily Young had seven goals and an assist as the MIT women’s lacrosse team downed Coast Guard Academy 15-4 in the New England Men’s and Women’s Conference opener for both teams on Thursday.

PROFESSIONAL

Ailing Price making progress, able to play catch

While there is still no timetable for David Price's return to game activity, the Boston Red Sox got a small amount of good news on the left-hander's ailing elbow.

NASCAR goes Hollywood with young drivers leading the way

Ryan Blaney already had his Hollywood moment earlier in the week when he got a photo with actress Daisy Ridley at a Lakers game.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

11:30 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Auto Club 400 practice from Fontana, Calif.

12:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity NXS 300 qualifying from Fontana, Calif.

2:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Auto Club 400 final practice from Fontana, Calif.

4 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity NXS 300 from Fontana, Calif.

12:30 a.m. (Sunday), NBCSN — Formula One Australian Grand Prix from Melbourne.

Baseball

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

1 p.m., NESN — Exhibition: Philadelphia Phillies at Boston Red Sox from Fort Myers, Fla.

1 p.m., MLB Network — Exhibition: Detroit Tigers at Pittsburgh Pirates from Bradenton, Fla.

3 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Louisiana State at Florida.

4 p.m., MLB Network — Exhibition: Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners from Peoria, Ariz.

8 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Oklahoma State at Texas Christian.

Basketball

11:30 a.m., ESPN — NCAA women: Maryland vs. Oregon in Division I tournament from Bridgeport.

2 p.m., ESPN, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA women: UConn vs. UCLA in Division I tournament from Bridgeport.

3 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Fairmont State vs. Northwest Missouri State in Division II tournament final from Sioux Falls, S.D.

4 p.m., ESPN — NCAA women: Quinnipiac vs. South Carolina in Division I tournament from Stockton, Calif.

6:09 p.m., TBS — NCAA men: Gonzaga vs. Xavier in Division I tournament from San Jose, Calif.

6:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA women: Florida State vs. Oregon State in Division I tournament from Stockton, Calif.

7:30 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Washington Wizards at Cleveland Cavaliers.

8:49 p.m., TBS — NCAA men: Kansas vs. Oregon in Division I tournament from Kansas City, Mo.

8:30 p.m., MSG — NBA: New York Knicks at San Antonio Spurs.

Boxing

6 p.m., Showtime — Jorge Linares vs. Anthony Crolla in a lightweight bout from Manchester, England.

Golf

10 a.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Match Play from Austin, Texas.

2 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — PGA: Match Play from Austin, Texas.

2 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Puerto Rico Open from Rio Grande.

5:30 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Kia Classic from Carlsbad, Calif.

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN — NHL: Boston Bruins at New York Islanders.

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

Horse Racing

10:30 a.m., NBCSN — Dubai World Cup from United Arab Emirates.

Motorcycle Racing

7 p.m., FS1 — AMA Supercross from Detroit.  

Soccer

2 p.m., CSN — MLS: Minnesota United at New England Revolution.

Softball

6 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Auburn at Florida.

Tennis

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

7 p.m., Tennis Channel — Miami Open from Key Biscayne, Fla.