South Carolina beats Baylor 70-50 to advance to Elite Eight


Sindarius Thornwell scored 24 points and seventh-seeded South Carolina cruised past third-seeded Baylor 70-50 on Friday night in the East Regional semifinals, the Bears' worst NCAA Tournament loss.

Elite 8-bound: Kentucky beats UCLA 86-75 in South semifinal

De'Aaron Fox scored a career-high 39 points as the Kentucky Wildcats beat UCLA 86-75 in a showdown between two of college basketball's goliaths for a spot in the South Regional final

Berry scores 26 points and Carolina defeats Butler 92-80

Joel Berry II scored 26 points and Justin Jackson added 24 as top-seeded North Carolina moved to the Elite Eight with a 92-80 victory over Butler in the NCAA South Region on Friday night

NCAA women's basketball tournament roundup

Teaira McCowan scored 20 of her career-high 26 points in the fourth quarter, and Mississippi State defeated Washington 75-64 to advance to the Elite Eight for the first time

Gonzaga and Xavier ready for Final Four breakthrough

Gonzaga's Few, Xavier's Mack have their programs on the cusp of first Final Four

SCHEDULES

COLUMNS

This plan has a familiar, and nice, ring to it

This was Friday morning in the city’s de facto headquarters: The table by the window at...

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MORE COLLEGE SPORTS

Jayhawks' Self, Ducks' Altman ready to match wits again

Kansas coach Bill Self and Oregon coach Dana Altman have known each other for more than two decades, but they've never faced off with so much at stake

Elite! Chiozza hits 3 at OT buzzer, Florida beats Wisconsin

Chris Chiozza went end to end and made a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Florida an 84-83 victory against Wisconsin in the first overtime game of this NCAA Tournament

X-Factor: Xavier shocks Arizona, 73-71

Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points, Sean O'Mara scored inside with 40 seconds left and No. 11 seed Xavier upset No. 2 Arizona 73-71 in the West Region

No. 1 seed Kansas routs Purdue 98-66 to reach Elite Eight

Player of the year front-runner Frank Mason III poured in 26 points, Kansas turned on the jets in the second half and the top-seeded Jayhawks soared to a 98-66 blowout of No. 4 seed Purdue on Thursday night in the Midwest Regional semifinals

UCONN FOOTBALL

UConn football players, especially Melifonwu, showcase their skills on Pro Day

The analyzing eyes of 24 NFL scouts looked on Wednesday as UConn football players participated in Pro Day.

Edsall warmly welcomes back former Huskies

Spotting former UConn quarterback Dan Orlovsky at football practice Tuesday brought back memories for Tommy Myers.

UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

UCLA's Close is a big fan of Auriemma's program

No. 1 UConn meets No. 4 UCLA in the teams' first-ever meeting in the NCAA tournament, scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport.

Samuelson and her Stanford sister keep in touch through their games

UConn sophomore Katie Lou Samuelson and her older sister Karlie, a Stanford senior, are cause for their dad Jon to accumulate a few frequent-flyer miles.

Pro coaches impressed by the way UConn women go about their business

For seven days earlier this month former WNBA coach Dan Hughes had a front-row seat for not only five postseason games played by the four-time defending national champion UConn women’s basketball team, but also practices and shootarounds.

Auriemma, UConn haven't lost consecutive games in 24 years

Geno Auriemma and the UConn Huskies are on an unbelievable run.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Susi, Domnarski lead UConn to victory

Zac Susi's two-run double in the top of the eighth inning led UConn to a 2-1 win over Seton Hall in a nonleague baseball game on Friday.

Local colleges: MIT thumps Coast Guard in women's lacrosse

Emily Young had seven goals and an assist as the MIT women’s lacrosse team downed Coast Guard Academy 15-4 in the New England Men’s and Women’s Conference opener for both teams on Thursday.

PROFESSIONAL

NBA bans Joakim Noah 20 games for drug violation

Joakim Noah of the New York Knicks was suspended 20 games without pay for violating the league's anti-drug policy.

A day of dominance and survival at Match Play

Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson had another easy time and advanced to the knockout stage of the Dell Technologies Match Play. Bill Haas delivered another great escape in the longest day at Austin Country Club

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

11:30 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Auto Club 400 practice from Fontana, Calif.

12:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity NXS 300 qualifying from Fontana, Calif.

2:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Auto Club 400 final practice from Fontana, Calif.

4 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity NXS 300 from Fontana, Calif.

12:30 a.m. (Sunday), NBCSN — Formula One Australian Grand Prix from Melbourne.

Baseball

1 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — Exhibition: Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees from Tampa, Fla.

1 p.m., NESN — Exhibition: Philadelphia Phillies at Boston Red Sox from Fort Myers, Fla.

1 p.m., MLB Network — Exhibition: Detroit Tigers at Pittsburgh Pirates from Bradenton, Fla.

3 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Louisiana State at Florida.

4 p.m., MLB Network — Exhibition: Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners from Peoria, Ariz.

8 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Oklahoma State at Texas Christian.

Basketball

11:30 a.m., ESPN — NCAA women: Maryland vs. Oregon in Division I tournament from Bridgeport.

2 p.m., ESPN, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA women: UConn vs. UCLA in Division I tournament from Bridgeport.

3 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Fairmont State vs. Northwest Missouri State in Division II tournament final from Sioux Falls, S.D.

4 p.m., ESPN — NCAA women: Quinnipiac vs. South Carolina in Division I tournament from Stockton, Calif.

6:09 p.m., TBS — NCAA men: Gonzaga vs. Xavier in Division I tournament from San Jose, Calif.

6:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA women: Florida State vs. Oregon State in Division I tournament from Stockton, Calif.

7:30 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Washington Wizards at Cleveland Cavaliers.

8:49 p.m., TBS — NCAA men: Kansas vs. Oregon in Division I tournament from Kansas City, Mo.

8:30 p.m., MSG — NBA: New York Knicks at San Antonio Spurs.

Boxing

6 p.m., Showtime — Jorge Linares vs. Anthony Crolla in a lightweight bout from Manchester, England.

Golf

10 a.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Match Play from Austin, Texas.

2 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — PGA: Match Play from Austin, Texas.

2 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Puerto Rico Open from Rio Grande.

5:30 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Kia Classic from Carlsbad, Calif.

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN — NHL: Boston Bruins at New York Islanders.

7:05 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: Carolina Hurricanes at New Jersey Devils.

Horse Racing

10:30 a.m., NBCSN — Dubai World Cup from United Arab Emirates.

Motorcycle Racing

7 p.m., FS1 — AMA Supercross from Detroit.  

Soccer

2 p.m., CSN — MLS: Minnesota United at New England Revolution.

Softball

6 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Auburn at Florida.

Tennis

11 a.m., Tennis Channel — Miami Open from Key Biscayne, Fla.

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