UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

UConn women visit East Carolina in search of 94th straight win

When the top-ranked UConn women's basketball team returned from its most recent road trip, there was one particular aspect of his team's play that coach Geno Auriemma felt compelled to address.

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

UCONN MEN'S BASKETBALL

Shorthanded UConn men fight off fatigue, beat East Carolina

The Huskies fought off tired legs and a few comeback attempts from East Carolina over the course of the American Athletic Conference men's basketball game before 5,676 fans at the XL Center.

UConn men return home with a chance to build momentum

Maybe, just maybe, this is the favorable stretch that UConn desperately needs to finally gain some traction.

SMU beats UConn men's basketball team 69-49 for 16th straight home win

Shake Milton made five 3-pointers and had 23 points and six assists to lead SMU past UConn 69-49 on Thursday night for the Mustangs' 16th straight home win

Huskies' Adams responding to expanded role

With season-ending injuries to three players, including two starters, UConn coach Kevin Ollie has turned to Jalen Adams to carry a heavy load. Adams has responded with an All-American Athletic Conference type season.

COLUMNS

ISAAC vs. Bennie Dover: a production of the city, for the city and by the city

Frank Colmenares, along with several others, are responsible for one of the great athletic events...

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.

Ex-UConn coach Diaco named defensive coordinator at Nebraska

Former UConn head coach Bob Diaco has been named the new defensive coordinator at Nebraska

Report: Waterford grad Crocker to become defensive coordinator at UConn

Billy Crocker, a 1997 Waterford High School graduate who later attended the Coast Guard Academy, is leaving Villanova to become UConn's new defensive coordinator under head coach Randy Edsall, according to multiple reports on Friday night.

UConn football team to play Boston College at Fenway Park on Nov. 18

UConn announced Thursday that its football team will forego a home game against Boston College at Rentschler Field in East Hartford to play the Eagles at Fenway Park on Saturday, Nov. 18.

COLLEGES

Local college notes

Tracking the Bears • Coast Guard Academy sophomore Helen Oh is in Innsbruck, Austria, representing the United States at the Meyton Cup, an international Air Gun match, and competing against other national teams. She...

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

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Old Lyme boys edge Fitch 54-50

Dean Palenski scored a game-high 18 points as Old Lyme defeated Fitch 54-50 in a nonleague boys' basketball game Monday night.

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.

PROFESSIONAL

Patriots' defense ignored critics on the way to Super Bowl

Perhaps no other unit for the Patriots has embodied Bill Belichick's go-to phrase "do your job" more than his defense this season

Falcons get back to work after earning trip to Super Bowl

After blowing out the Packers in the NFC championship game, the Atlanta Falcons can turn their attention to the team they'll face in the Super Bowl

Knicks hold off Pacers' late charge for 109-103 victory

Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points and broke a tie with a turnaround baseline jumper with 23.4 seconds left as the New York Knicks hung on for a rare victory at Indiana, 109-103

ON THE AIR

Basketball

7 p.m., SNY, WTIC (108-AM) — NCAA women: UConn at East Carolina.

7 p.m., CSN — NBA: Boston Celtics at Washington Wizards.

7 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: San Antonio Spurs at Toronto Raptors.

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Southern Illinois at Wichita State.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Purdue at Michigan State.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Kansas at West Virginia.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Louisville at Pittsburgh.

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

9 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Tulane at Houston.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Kentucky at Tennessee.

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

11 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Utah State at New Mexico.

Cricket

3 p.m., NBCSN — Big Bash League: Melbourne Stars at Perth Scorchers in a semifinal game. (taped today)

Golf

3 p.m., Golf Channel — Web.com: The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic.

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN — NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Boston Bruins.

7 p.m., MSG, WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: Los Angeles Kings at New Jersey Devils.

7 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: St. Louis Blues at Pittsburgh Penguins.

Skiing

10:30 p.m., NBCSN — FIS Alpine World Cup men's slalom from Schladming, Austria. (taped today)

Tennis

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

3:30 a.m. (Wednesday), ESPN2 — Australian Open from Melbourne.