UConn men fight through "dead moments" to beat Coppin State

UConn's Jalen Adams, right, is fouled by Coppin State's Lamar Morganas he drives to the basket during the Huskies' 72-59 win on Saturday at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UConn battled bouts on inconsistency again before pulling away for a 72-59 victory over winless Coppin State on Saturday at Gampel Pavilion.

No. 1 UConn beats DePaul for Geno's 999th career win

UConn guard Kia Nurse is tripped by DePaul forward Mart'e Grays during the first half of the Huskies' 103-69 win on Friday night in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Katie Lou Samuelson scored 20, Crystal Dangerfield had 18 points and No. 1 UConn gave coach Geno Auriemma his 999th victory with a 103-69 rout of DePaul

UConn out to break bad habits in game before exam break

UConn, which has regularly sputtered in the first half of gams, will try to break that habit on Saturday against Coppin State at Gampel Pavilion.

Defending DePaul newest challenge for UConn’s Azurá Stevens

UConn assistant coach Marisa Moseley, left, has some advice for Azurá Stevens coming out of a timeout Sunday against Notre Dame during a game at the XL Center in Hartford. UConn plays at DePaul on Friday. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

When Azurá Stevens made the decision to transfer from Duke despite putting forth scintillating performances during her two seasons there, she looked forward to the challenges that come with playing for Hall of Fame coach Geno Auriemma.

Mistake-prone UConn stumbles in showdown with Syracuse

Syracuse guard Tyus Battle (25) drives against UConn guards Antwoine Anderson, left, and Jalen Adams (4) during the second half of Tuesday night's Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden, where the Orange beat the Huskies 72-63. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

UConn stumbled out of the gate and never fully recovered, losing to former Big East rival Syracuse, 72-63, in the Jimmy V Classic before a lively Madison Square Garden crowd of 17,532.

COLUMNS

Here's hoping we haven't heard the last of Jeff Joyce

Jeff Joyce stepped down as the baseball coach at Fitch earlier this week. The coaching fraternity...

The Lonesome Polecat (state variant): YOUR (Monday) championship previews and other words

We updated these a scooch cause the GameTimeCT fellas made us feel like slackers.

Milan Keser was all about soccer, and so much more

Milan Keser remembered holding hands with his younger sister, Anka, in a Croatian concentration...

UCONN

ESPN's Bilas, Williams talk about the state of UConn men

The state of the UConn basketball program is a popular topic of conversation in the social media, bar room and office water cooler worlds.

Vital's choice for favorite NYC guard is an easy one

UConn's Christian Vital has happy to follow in the footsteps of Kemba Walker and Taliek Brown, two former Huskies and New Yorkers who loved playing in Madison Square Garden.

COLLEGES

Local college notes

Tracking the Bears • The Coast Guard Academy men's basketball team is rolling. The Bears won their fifth straight by beating rival Merchant Marine 93-88 in overtime on Saturday. Sophomore Packy...

Stanford beats Indiana in double OT for 3rd straight men's soccer title

Stanford's Sam Werner, left, celebrates with Nico Corti after scoring the winning goal in the NCAA College Cup against Indiana on Sunday at Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Sam Werner scored in the second overtime to lead Stanford to its third straight NCAA men's soccer title with a 1-0 win over Indiana on Sunday.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Ledyard wrestlers beat Montville 43-33

Ledyard's Richard Mullaney celebrates after earning a pin in his 285-pound match and helping the Colonels defeat Montville 43-33 on opening night of the high school wrestling season Tuesday. (Tim Martin/The Day)

Consecutive pins by Richard Mullaney, J'Mari Lowman and Joey Millbach rallied Ledyard High School to a season-opening 43-33 wrestling victory over Montville on Tuesday night.

Local roundup: St. Joseph rallies past Ansonia to win Class S football title

David Summers threw five touchdown passes as second-seeded St. Joseph rallied from a 21-point deficit to defeat No. 1 Ansonia on Monday, 42-36, in the CIAC Class S football championship.

PROFESSIONAL

Dolphins snap Patriots' eight-game winning streak with 27-20 win

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) is sacked by Miami's Ndamukong Suh (93) during the second half of Monday night's game in Florida. The Dolphins' ended New England's eight-game winning streak with a 27-20 win. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Brady intercepted twice, Dolphins snap Patriots' eight-game winning streak

NBA roundup

Kristaps Porzingis of the Knicks, right, drives to the basket against Kyle Kuzma of the Lakers during the second half of Tuesday's game at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

Kristaps Porzingis had 37 points and 11 rebounds, Michael Beasley made the biggest plays in overtime, and the New York Knicks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 113-109 on Tuesday night.

ON THE AIR

Basketball

7 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Indiana Pacers.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Villanova at Temple.

7:30 p.m., NBCSB — NBA: Denver Nuggets at Boston Celtics.

8 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Western Kentucky at Wisconsin.

9:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Charlotte Hornets at Houston Rockets.

Boxing

6:30 a.m., ESPN — Jeff Horn vs. Gary Corcoran in a welterweight bout from Brisbane, Australia.

Golf

Midnight, Golf Channel — Asian Tour: Indonesian Masters from Jakarta, Indonesia.

Hockey

7 p.m., MSG — NHL: New York Rangers at Ottawa Senators.

7 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: Dallas Stars at New York Islanders.

8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Boston Bruins at Detroit Red Wings.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Koln at Bayern Munich.

3 p.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Arsenal at West Ham.