No. 1 UConn routs Temple 113-57

UConn's Kia Nurse, left, drives to the basket as Temple's Emani Mayo, right, comes up behind her during the second half of Sunday's game at Philadelphia. UConn won 113-57. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

After a lackluster effort in their previous game, Geno Auriemma was pleased with the way his UConn Huskies responded.

UConn men no match for top-ranked Villanova

UConn's Jalen Adams react as he walks off the court in the final seconds of Saturday's 81-61 loss to No. 1 Villanova at the XL Center in Hartford. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Top-ranked Villanova overwhelmed UConn at both ends of the floor and cruised to an 81-61 victory over the outmanned Huskies in a Saturday matinee at the XL Center.

UConn men face daunting challenge against No. 1 Villanova

Villanova forward Eric Paschall (4), who prepped at St. Thomas More, leads the No. 1 Wildcats into the XL Center in Hartford on Saturday to renew their rivaly with former Big East rival UConn. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

UConn faces a monumental challenge when top-ranked Villanova invades the XL Center in Hartford at high noon on Saturday to face the struggling Huskies.

Stevens helps No. 1 UConn women beat Tulsa 78-60

UConn's Molly Bent (10) steals the ball form Tulsa's Alexis Gaulden during the second quarter of the No. 1 Huskies' 78-60 win on Thursday night in Storrs. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Azura Stevens came off the bench to score 22 points and lead top-ranked UConn to a closer-than-expected 78-60 win over Tulsa

Lack of depth an issue for No. 1 Huskies

UConn's Megan Walker scores over Maryland's Ieshia Small (1) in a game on Nov. 19 at the XL Center in Hartford. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Contrary to what some might believe, UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma does not recruit players to merely sit on the bench and check in for the final few minutes during blowout victories.

COLUMNS

It's nice that UConn has heart ... but it's nicer to have players

Nothing new here. UConn's clinking, clanking collection was down 70-39 at one point to No. 1...

UCONN

Memphis makes quick work of UConn 73-49

Memphis guard Kareem Brewton Jr., right, is fouled by a UConn defender while driving the lane on Tuesday night in Memphis, Tenn. The Tigers routed the Huskies 73-49, ending UConn's three-game winning streak. (Mark Weber/The Commercial Appeal via AP)

Mike Parks Jr. and Jeremiah Martin had 21 points and 11 rebounds each as Memphis built an early lead and ran away from UConn 73-49

Top-ranked UConn survives upset scare from No. 9 Texas 75-71

UConne's forward Azura Stevens (23) celebrates after the top-ranked Huskies outlasted No. 8 Texas 75-75 on Monday night in in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Katie Lou Samuelson scored 19 points and Crystal Dangerfield made two free throws with 8 seconds left as top-ranked UConn beat No. 9 Texas 75-71

COLLEGES

Darnold, Rosen, Jackson among 119 underclassmen in NFL draft

Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold passes the ball during a game on Oct. 14, 2017 against Utah at Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo, File)

Quarterbacks Sam Darnold, Lamar Jackson and Josh Rosen are among the record 106 underclassmen given special entry to the NFL draft, making it four of the last five seasons in which at least 95 players have declared early.

Top 25 men's and women's basketball roundup

Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale celebrates after teammate Marina Mabrey made a 3-pointer during the second half of Thursday's game against Tennessee in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame rallied from 23 points down to win, 84-70. (Robert Franklin/AP Photo)

Arike Ogunbowale scored 27 points, and No. 5 Notre Dame completed its largest-ever comeback to beat No. 6 Tennessee 84-70

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Black Wolves finish with a fire, hold off Knighthawks to go to 4-1

Reilly O'Connor scored twice in a row late in the third quarter, reigniting the offense for the New England Black Wolves in an 11-9 victory over the Rochester Knighthawks on Sunday.

Local roundup: Coast Guard's Aeberli goes 4-0 at New England Duals

Coast Guard Academy sophomore A.J. Aeberli went 4-0 as the Bears finished fourth in the New England Wrestling Association Duals on Sunday.

First-place Black Wolves will try for two in a row against Rochester

The first-place New England Black Wolves (3-1) meet the Rochester Knighthawks (2-3) for the second straight game beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday at Mohegan Sun Arena.

PROFESSIONAL

New coach Mike Vrabel: Titles proof Titans' approach works

New Tennessee head coach Mike Vrabel answers questions during Monday's news conference in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans hired Vrabel, formerly Houston's defensive coordinator, five days after firing Mike Mularkey. (Mark Humphrey/AP Photo)

New coach Mike Vrabel: Titles proof Titans' approach works

Patriots' defense key to another postseason comeback

Jacksonville's Blake Bortles is sacked by New England's Lawrence Guy during the second half of Sunday's AFC championship game at Gillette Stadium. New England won, 24-20. (Winslow Townson/AP Photo)

Defense earns validation with late stand in Patriots' AFC championship victory over Jaguars

ON THE AIR

Basketball

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Holy Cross at American.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: North Carolina at Virginia Tech.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Ohio State at Maryland.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Iowa State at Texas.

7 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Maryland at Indiana.

8 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Miami Heat at Houston Rockets.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: West Virginia at Texas Christian.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Kansas State at Baylor.

9 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Michigan State at Illinois.

10:30 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at Los Angeles Clippers.

Golf

10 a.m., ESPN2 — Latin America Amateur Championship from Santiago, Chile.

2 p.m., Golf Channel — Web.com: Bahamas Classic from Great Abaco.

Hockey

7 p.m., MSG — NHL: Detroit Red Wings at New Jersey Devils.

8:30 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at Chicago Blackhawks.

Soccer

3 p.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Liverpool at Swansea City.

Tennis

7 p.m., Tennis Channel — Australian Open from Melbourne.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — Australian Open from Melbourne.

3 a.m. (Tuesday), ESPN2 — Australian Open from Melbourne.