COLUMNS

It's time for Ollie and his program to reclaim its spot

Recently, this is what has befallen the men’s basketball program at UConn:

LATEST VIDEO

UCONN

Even Geno can't explain just how good Collier is

It started just 52 seconds into the game Monday night, Napheesa Collier hitting a foul line jump shot. Just exactly the one weapon that Oregon coach Kelly Graves decided his team couldn't defend against Collier and the UConn women's basketball team.

Women's basketball regional attendance at 20-year low

There were a lot of empty seats at the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament regionals.

Auriemma admires how this UConn team has forged its own identity

Geno Auriemma was asked when, for certain, he knew this would be the UConn women's basketball team which had the capability to head to its 10th straight Final Four.

COLLEGES

State of South Carolina on successful run in college sports

The Palmetto State is on a successful yearlong run in college sports

NCAA academic case hovers over North Carolina at another Final Four

North Carolina is in the Final Four for a second straight year and is still awaiting resolution on its multi-year NCAA academic case

NCAA referee is target of death threats after Kentucky loss

Law enforcement is investigating after referee John Higgins of Omaha received death threats and he and his roofing company were disparaged on social media after Kentucky's loss to North Carolina in the NCAA South Regional final

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local college roundup: Santiago leads Mitchell to victory

Eddie Santiago pitched a two-hitter to lead Mitchell College to a 6-1 win over Newbury in a New England Collegiate Conference game. Santiago (2-1), the former New London standout, struck out 11 with no walks.

Mitchell's Skarzenski honored by WBCA

Mitchell College women's basketball coach MaryLynn Skarzenski was named to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Thirty Under 30 list for the 2016-17 season.

Conn women edge ECSU for first lacrosse win

Tina Balzotti scored three of her game-high five goals in the second half, including one that gave the Conn College women’s lacrosse team their first win of the season Tuesday, 10-9 over Eastern Connecticut.

PROFESSIONAL

Bucks fend off late Celtics rally in 103-100 win

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 22 points and nine rebounds, and the Bucks knocked the Celtics out first place in the Eastern Conference with a 103-100 victory

NBA roundup

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 22 points and nine rebounds, and the Bucks knocked the Celtics out first place in the Eastern Conference with a 103-100 victory

ON THE AIR

Baseball

1 p.m., MLB Network — Exhibition: Detroit Tigers at Baltimore Orioles from Sarasota, Fla.

8 p.m., MLB Network — Exhibition: Chicago Cubs at Houston Astros.

Basketball

7:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Detroit Pistons.

8 p.m., TNT — NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Chicago Bulls.

8 p.m., ESPN — NIT men: Georgia Tech vs. Texas Christian in final from New York.

10:30 p.m., TNT — NBA: Houston Rockets at Portland Trail Blazers.

Figure Skating

11 a.m., NBCSN — ISU World Championships men's short program from Helsinki, Finland. (taped today)

1 p.m., NBCSN — ISU World Championships pairs free skate from Helsinki, Finland.

Golf

Noon, Golf Channel — LPGA: ANA Inspiration from Rancho Mirage, Calif.

4 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Houston Open from Humble, Texas.

Hockey

7:30 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Dallas Stars at Boston Bruins.

Tennis

1 p.m., ESPN2, Tennis Channel — Miami Open from Key Biscayne, Fla.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — Miami Open from Key Biscayne, Fla.