COLUMNS

The Lonesome Polecat (state varient): All-State teams

Yeah, you can figure out what this post is about.

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...

Milan Keser was all about soccer, and so much more

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

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UCONN

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

COLLEGES

FAU, Navy, Miami and Memphis prepping for home bowl games

Memphis wide receiver Anthony Miller (3) sprints for a touchdown during a game earlier this season. Memphis, FAU, Miami and Navy are playing their bowl games on their home fields. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

The comforts of home: FAU, Miami, Navy and Memphis are playing bowl games on their own fields

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...

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Black Wolves extend Evans' contract through 2020

New England's Shawn Evans, center, takes a shot between a pair of Georgia defenders during last year's National Lacrosse League playoffs at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Black Wolves announced Thursday that Evans has signed a contract extension through 2020. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

New England's Shawn Evans, a two-time National Lacrosse League MVP and the only player in league history to record 100 points in five consecutive seasons, signed a contract extension with the Black Wolves through 2020 on Tuesday.

PROFESSIONAL

Jazz win in Boston for first time since 2008

Utah's Donovan Mitchell (45) drives to the basket between the Celtics' Jaylen Brown, left, and Aron Baynes during the second quarter of Friday night's NBA game in Boston. The Jazz beat the Celtics 107-95. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Ricky Rubio scored 22 points, Gorbert, Favors hurt as Utah Jazz beat the Boston Celtics 107-95

Jets bench Wilkerson for Saints game

New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson has been benched for the team's game at New Orleans on Sunday. Coach Todd Bowles said Friday that Wilkerson will not travel with the team, saying repeatedly that it was a coach's decision and he's only worried about the players who will go up against the Saints. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson benched for game at New Orleans

ON THE AIR

Basketball

Noon, Ch. 61 — NCAA men: Butler vs. Purdue from Indianapolis.

Noon, CBSSN — NCAA men: Miami at George Washington.

Noon, ESPN2 — NCAA men: Memphis vs. Louisville from New York.

Noon, ESPNU — NCAA men: Michigan at Detroit.

Noon, NESN, YES — NCAA men: UNC Greensboro at North Carolina State.

12:30 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Syracuse at Georgetown.

2 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Virginia Tech at Kentucky.

2 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Northwestern at DePaul.

2 p.m., YES — NCAA men: East Tennessee State at Xavier.

2:30 p.m., Ch. 61 — NCAA men: Notre Dame vs. Indiana from Indianapolis.

2:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Michigan State vs. Oakland from Detroit.

3 p.m., NBCSN — NCAA men: Georgia at Massachusetts.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Cincinnati at UCLA.

4 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Oklahoma at Wichita State.

6 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Oregon at Fresno State.

7:30 p.m., MSG, NBA TV — NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at New York Knicks.

8 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Arizona at New Mexico.

8 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Kansas at Nebraska.

9 p.m., NBCSB — NBA: Boston Celtics at Memphis Grizzlies.

11 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Utah at Brigham Young.

Boxing

9:40 p.m., HBO — Billy Joe Saunders vs. David Lemieux and Antoine Douglas vs. Gary O'Sullivan in middleweight bouts and Cletus Seldin vs. Yves Ulysses Jr. in a junior welterweight bout from Quebec.

Football

Noon, Ch. 8 — NCAA: North Carolina A&T vs. Grambling State in Celebration Bowl from Atlanta.

1 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Troy vs. North Texas in New Orleans Bowl.

2:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: Georgia State vs. Western Kentucky in Cure Bowl from Orlando, Fla.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NCAA: Boise State vs. Oregon in Las Vegas Bowl.

4:30 p.m., NFL Network, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions.

4:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Marshall vs. Colorado State in New Mexico Bowl from Albuquerque.

4:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: South Dakota State at James Madison in FCS Playoffs semifinal.

6 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: West Florida vs. Texas A&M-Commerce in Division II championship from Kansas City, Kansas.

8 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Middle Tennessee State vs. Arkansas State in Camellia Bowl from Montgomery, Ala.

8:25 p.m., NFL Network, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL: Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs.

Golf

11 a.m., Golf Channel — Father/Son Challenge from Orlando, Fla.

4 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Father/Son Challenge from Orlando, Fla.

10 p.m., Golf Channel — Asian Tour: Indonesian Masters from Jakarta, Indonesia.

Hockey

5 p.m., NESN, MSG — NHL: New York Rangers at Boston Bruins.

7 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Ottawa Senators.

Mixed Martial Arts

5 p.m., FS1 — UFC Fight Night preliminaries from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

8 p.m., Ch. 61 — UFC Fight Night: Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael Dos Anjos from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Skiing

5 p.m., NBCSN — FIS World Cup Women's Downhill from Val d'Isere, France. (taped today)

6 p.m., NBCSN — FIS World Cup Men's Downhill from Val Gardena, Italy. (taped today)

Soccer

7:30 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Crystal Place at Leicester City.

9:30 a.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Bayern Munich at Stuttgart.

10 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Southampton at Chelsea.

12:30 p.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Tottenham at Manchester City.

Volleyball

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Florida vs. Nebraska in Division I tournament final from Kansas City, Mo. 

Winter Sports

2:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Speed Skating U.S. Olympic Trials from Kearns, Utah.

10 p.m., NBCSN — Curling U.S. Olympic Trials from Blaine, Minn.