Ex-Waterford star Martucci has grown on and off the court at Quinnipiac


Quinnipiac University women's basketball coach Tricia Fabbri has had a front-row seat for the significant growth of Waterford High School graduate and two-time Quinnipiac captain Adily Martucci, something she calls “the greatest joy you see...

Top 25 college basketball roundup

Kristian Doolittle scored six of his 12 points in overtime and Jordan Woodard's layup with 2.2 seconds left lifted Oklahoma to an 89-87 victory over No. 7 West Virginia on Wednesday night

No. 7 Creighton's goals intact even with Maurice Watson out

Creighton returned to practice Wednesday with the same aspirations it had before Maurice Watson Jr. was lost with a season-ending knee injury

Seven-foot Mahmoud making presence felt for No. 12 Cardinals

Anas Mahmoud is making his presence felt at both ends of the court for No. 12 Louisville

Siena's Jimmy Patsos improvises after heated game with Rider

Siena's Jimmy Patsos improvises after heated game with Rider

SCHEDULES

COLUMNS

Hernandez is not his brother's keeper, making Aaron irrelevant to D.J.'s hiring

I'll be assigned many opportunities in the coming months to write about D.J. Hernandez and the...

MORE COLLEGE SPORTS

Lady Vols trying to maintain momentum away from Knoxville

Tennessee wants to prove its stunning come-from-behind victory No. 6 Notre Dame was no fluke

Hokies a transformed women's program under Kenny Brooks

First-year Virginia Tech coach Kenny Brooks is surprised as anyone how quickly the Hokies have embraced his team-building efforts

Top 25 college basketball roundup

De'Aaron Fox scored 21 points, Malik Monk added 14 and No. 5 Kentucky beat Mississippi State 88-81 on Tuesday night

Player suicides lead to tough set of questions for coaches

The Northwestern women's basketball team has taken a step forward since the suicide of 19-year-old player Jordan Hankins by playing again

UCONN FOOTBALL

Ex-Husky Aaron Smith among three added to UConn football staff

Randy Edsall added three more people to his UConn football staff on Monday, including one of his former players, Aaron Smith.

It's official: Waterford's Crocker accepts offer to be UConn's new defensive coordinator

UConn made it official on Saturday morning by announcing that Billy Crocker, a 1997 Waterford High School graduate, has been named defensive coordinator by head coach Randy Edsall.

UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

No. 1 UConn women rout Tulane 100-56, Samuelson scores 32

UConn's Katie Lou Samuelson didn't score in the first quarter and didn't play in the fourth.

UConn's been buoyed by Samuelson's all-around offensive improvement

It seems rather fitting that the picture in the UConn women's basketball media guide next to Katie Lou Samuelson's game-by-game statistics from her freshman season is her picture-perfect form while firing up a 3-pointer.

UConn wins 92nd straight behind Samuelson's career-high 34 points

Katie Lou Samuelson scored a career-high 34 points to help No. 1 UConn beat Tulsa 98-58 on Tuesday night for the Huskies' 92nd consecutive victory

Huskies' Williams proving she's more than just a gifted athlete

While Gabby Williams has played a starring role as UConn opened her junior season with 16 straight wins and set an NCAA record with 91 consecutive victories, she is demonstrating there is much more to her game than merely using her world-class...

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: CGA finishes third at NE wrestling

Sophomores Owen McClave, Nick Remke and Phil Azzari each went 4-0 as the Coast Guard Academy wrestling team finished third at the New England Wrestling Association Championships on Sunday.

Local colleges: No. 9 Conn women complete weekend sweep of Williams

Cassie Hunter scored 11 seconds into the game, helping No. 9 Connecticut College complete a weekend sweep of Williams College with a 4-1 victory in a New England Small College Athletic Conference women's hockey game at Dayton Arena on Saturday.

College basketball: Reserves lift Mitchell women past Becker 51-44

Mitchell College received a vital contribution from its reserves in a 51-44 victory over Becker College on Saturday in a New England Collegiate Conference women's basketball game.

PROFESSIONAL

Hudson Swafford wins CareerBuilder for 1st PGA Tour title

Hudson Swafford won the fittingly named CareerBuilder Challenge on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, following three straight birdies with a closing par for a one-stroke victory.

Falcons rout Packers 44-21 for NFC title

Matt Ryan and Julio Jones teamed up for a dominant playoff performance, and the Atlanta Falcons ignored all those ghosts from the last half-century.

ON THE AIR

Basketball

Noon, FS1 — NCAA men: St. John's at Seton Hall.

Noon, ESPNU — NCAA women: Notre Dame at North Carolina.

12:30 p.m., YES — NCAA women: Virginia at Pittsburgh.

1 p.m., ESPN2, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA women: Tulane at UConn.

1 p.m., SNY — NCAA men: George Mason at Richmond.

2 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Georgetown at Xavier.

2 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Saint Louis at Dayton.

2 p.m., NBCSN — NCAA men: La Salle at Virginia Commonwealth.

2 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA women: Louisville at South Florida.

2:30 p.m., YES — NCAA women: Miami at Syracuse.

3 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Rutgers at Maryland.

4 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Central Florida at Memphis.

5 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Vanderbilt at Tennessee.

5 p.m., SNY — NCAA women: George Mason at Richmond.

6 p.m., CBSSN, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA men: East Carolina at UConn from Hartford.

6:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Virginia Tech at Clemson.

8:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Arizona State at Southern California. 

Figure Skating

4 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — U.S. Championships men's free skate from Kansas City, Mo.

Football

3 p.m., Ch. 61, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL playoffs: Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons in NFC Championship Game.

6:40 p.m., Ch. 3, WFAN (660-AM), WMOS (102.3-FM) — NFL playoffs: Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots in AFC Championship Game.

Golf

Noon, Golf Channel — Web.com: The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: CareerBuilder Challenge from La Quinta, Calif.

Hockey

12:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — NHL: New York Rangers at Detroit Red Wings.

3 p.m., NESN — NHL: Boston Bruins at Pittsburgh Penguins.

Skiing

4 p.m., NBCSN — FIS Alpine World Cup men's slalom from Kitzbuehel, Austria. (taped today)

Soccer

7 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Leicester City at Southampton.

9:15 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Burnley at Arsenal.

9:30 a.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Hertha BSC at Bayer Leverkusen.

11:30 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Hull City at Chelsea.

Tennis

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

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

Winter Sports

3 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — U.S. Grand Prix Snowboard Cross from Solitude, Utah. (taped today)