Louisville must vacate basketball title, NCAA denies appeal

University of Louisville interim President Dr. Greg Postel, left, listens to a question during a press conference on Tuesday at Louisville, Ky. At right is University of Louisville interim Athletic Director Vince Tyra. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Louisville officials are not happy with the NCAA's decision that mandates the school vacate its 2013 men's basketball championship in the wake of an embarrassing sex scandal and interim President Greg Postel did not hide his disappointment.

No. 19 Wichita State upends No. 5 Cincinnati 76-72

Cincinnati's Cane Broome, left, and Wichita State's Darral Willis Jr. collide while going for the ball during the first half of Sunday's game in Highland Heights, Ky. Wichita State won, 76-72. (Gary Landers/AP Photo)

Landry Shamut scored 19 points, and No. 19 Wichita State ended the nation's longest home-court winning streak, beating No. 5 Cincinnati 76-72 to leave the American Athletic Conference race wide-open

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Clemson's Gabe DeVoe tries to maintain control of the ball while defended by Duke's Jordan Goldwire during the first half of Sunday's game in Clemson, S.C. Duke won, 66-57. (Richard Shiro/AP Photo)

Gary Trent Jr. hit three foul shots with 1:31 left to put No. 12 Duke ahead for good in a 66-57 win at No. 11 Clemson

Top 25 rewind: Michigan State, Villanova earn big road wins

Michigan State's Cassius Winston, left, celebrates with Miles Bridges after scoring during the second half of Saturday's game against Northwestern in Rosemont, Ill. Michigan State rallied from a 27-point deficit and won, 65-60. (Nam Y. Huh/AP Photo)

No. 2 Michigan State and No. 3 Villanova both earned big road wins to highlight the week's AP Top 25 schedule

Big East showdown: No. 3 Villanova 95, No. 4 Xavier 79

Villanova's Mikal Bridges shoots a 3-pointer over Xavier's J.P. Macura during the second half of Saturday's game in Cincinnati. Villanova won 95-79. (Gary Landers/AP Photo)

Mikal Bridges led an early 3-point shooting spurt that put Villanova in control, and the third-ranked Wildcats showed they're not ready to relinquish their reign in the Big East, beating No. 4 Xavier 95-79 in a showdown for the league lead

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Michigan State's Jaren Jackson, Jr. (2) smiles as he celebrates with teammates after Cassius Winston made a 3-pointer during the second half of Saturday's game against Northwestern in Rosemont, Ill. Second-ranked Michigan State rallied from a 27-point deficit and won, 65-60. (Nam Y. Huh/AP Photo)

Cassius Winston scored 17 points, and No. 2 Michigan State erased a 27-point deficit to beat Northwestern 65-60 and extend its winning streak to 10 games

College football attendance dips, but Purdue gets Brohm bump

Buoyed by turnaround season, Purdue bucked a trend in college football by increasing attendance by more 13,000 fans per game in 2017 _ and, in the process, banked an extra $2.5 million in revenue compared to 2016

Huskers' NCAA hopes uncertain despite 20 wins

Providence guard Jalen Lindsey (21) celebrates with guard Kyron Cartwright (24) during the second half Wednesday of the team's upset win over against Villanova. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Nebraska's 20-win season hasn't erased uncertainty as to whether the Huskers can secure an NCAA Tournament bid

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Providence's Kyron Cartwright celebrates after making a 3-pointer during the second half to increase their lead over third-ranked Villanova in Wednesday's game at Providence. Providence upset Villanova, 76-71. (Stephan Savoia/AP Photo)

Providence gets 17 from Kyron Cartwright, as Friars stun 13th-ranked Villanova 76-71

UCONN FOOTBALL

Stonington's Chapman now a UConn football grad assistant

Randy Edsall has made three additions to his UConn football coaching staff, including Stonington School graduate and former walk-on Ben Chapman.

UConn leaves WTIC after 26 years for new radio home

Coverage of UConn's men’s and women’s basketball, football and men’s hockey games will move from WTIC (1080-AM) to 97.9-FM, ESPN’s Hartford affiliate, as part of a 10-year, multimillion-dollar deal.

UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

No. 1 Huskies visit Tulane on Wednesday with chance to clinch share of AAC title

Top-ranked UConn can clinch at least a share of the American Athletic Conference regular-season title with a victory over Tulane on Wednesday night in New Orleans.

UConn women rout Temple 106-45, win 77th straight at home

UConn's Napheesa Collier, left, drives to the basket as Temple's Mia Davis defends during the first half of Sunday's game at the XL Center in Hartford. UConn won 106-45. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Juniors Katie Lou Samuelson and Napheesa Collier have played 101 games for UConn and have won 100 of them.

Rested UConn women host Temple in Harford

Top-ranked UConn plays its third straight home game on Sunday when Temple visits the XL Center in Hartford at 2 p.m.

No. 1 UConn rides hot start to beat No. 4 Louisville

UConn's Katie Lou Samuelson, center, celebrates with Crystal Dangerfield (5) after hitting a 3-pointer during the second half of the top-ranked Huskies' 69-58 win over No. 4 Louisville on Monday night at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Top-ranked UConn used an early 19-0 run to build a 22-point cushion en route to a 69-58 victory over No. 4 Louisville on Monday night at Gampel Pavilion.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Mitchell men overcome adversity to advance in NECC tournament

Mitchell College's Brayvon Young, center, scrambles for a loose ball with a pair of Elms College defenders during Tuesday's NECC tournament quarterfinal game in New London. The Mariners advanced to the semifinals with a 70-49 win. (Tim Martin/The Day

Third-seeded Mitchell College looked ragged at times but played just well enough during stretches to secure a 70-49 victory over No. 6 Elms College in the quarterfinals of the NECC men's basketball tournament.

Local roundup: Fitch co-op program swims to easy win

John Marcolina and Aaron Reck won two events each as Fitch/Stonington/Ledyard/Norwich Tech beat Windham/RHAM/Coventry 87-58 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference swimming meet on Tuesday.

Local roundup: Ledyard boys win fifth straight

Devin Rickerson had 22 points and eight rebounds as Ledyard ended its regular season on a five-game winning streak by defeating Granby 47-36 in a non-conference boys' basketball game on Monday night.

PROFESSIONAL

Welcome, JD: Red Sox not worried about making room in lineup

Diamondbacks right fielder J.D. Martinez smiles as he talks with another player during practice on Oct. 2, 2017, at Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Boston Red Sox didn't commit $110 million for J.D. Martinez to be a part-timer.

Yankees get Drury in three-team trade

Diamondbacks second baseman Brandon Drury waits to hit prior to the National League wild-card playoff game against the Rockies in Phoenix on Oct. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Arizona Diamondbacks have sent infielder Brandon Drury to the New York Yankees and received outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-team trade that includes five players.

ON THE AIR

Basketball

6:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Xavier at Georgetown.

6:30 p.m., YES — NCAA men: Seton Hall at Providence.

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

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Georgia Tech at Virginia.

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

7 p.m., ESPNews — NCAA men: Southern Methodist at East Carolina.

7 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Clemson at Virginia Tech.

7:30 p.m., theday.com — High school girls: New London vs. Norwich Free Academy in Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I tournament final from Plainfield.

7:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Tulane at Wichita State.

8 p.m., SNY, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA women: UConn at Tulane.

8:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: DePaul at Villanova.

8:30 p.m., YES — NCAA men: St. John's at Marquette.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Louisville at Duke.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Florida at Tennessee.

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

9 p.m., ESPNews — NCAA men: Central Florida at Tulsa.

9 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Wake Forest at Pittsburgh.

9:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: San Diego State at Air Force.

10:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Southern California at Colorado.

Golf

1 a.m. (Thursday), Golf Channel — LPGA: Honda Thailand from Chonburi.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., FS1 — UEFA Europa League: Manchester United at Sevilla.

Tennis

12:30 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Rio Open from Rio de Janeiro, Delray Beach (Fla.) Open.

8:30 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Rio Open from Rio de Janeiro, Delray Beach (Fla.) Open.

Winter Olympics

5 a.m., NBCSN, Olympic Channel, USA — From Pyeongchang, South Korea. (Coverage begins on Chs. 10, 30 at 3 p.m. and again at 8 p.m.; CNBC at 5 p.m.).