UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

No. 1 UConn routs No. 5 UCLA 78-60 for 39th road win in row

UConn forward Napheesa Collier (24) past UCLA guard Chantel Horvat during Tuesday night's game in Los Angeles. The top-ranked Huskies routed the No. 5 Bruins 78-60. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Napheesa Collier scored 23 points and No. 1 UConn routed fifth-ranked UCLA 78-60, snapping the Bruins' 32-game home winning streak

Point guard battle highlights UConn-UCLA matchup

UConn head coach Geno Auremma gives advice to point guard Crystal Dangerfield Sunday's 97-72 win over Maryland in Hartford. The No. 1 Huskies begin a west coast road trip on Tuesday night against No. 5 UCLA in Los Angeles. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

No. 1 UConn begins a long west coast road trip at UCLA on Tuesday night in a game that features an intriguing point guard matchup in the Huskies' Crystal Dangerfield and the Bruins' Jordin Canada.

UConn women rout No. 15 Maryland, 97-72

UConn's Crystal Dangerfield goes by Maryland's Blair Watson (22) and Sarah Myers during Sunday's game at the XL Center in Hartford. No. 1 UConn beat No. 15 Maryland 97-72. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Kia Nurse scored 21 points to lead six UConn players in double figures as the top-ranked Huskies routed No. 15 Maryland 97-72 on Sunday.

UConn's Stevens ready to step in if Samuelson misses Maryland game

UConn's Azura Stevens (23) goes by California's Kristine Anigwe (31) during Friday night's 82-47 win over the Bears. Stevens, a 6-foot-6 transfer from Duke, could move into the starting lineup for Sunday's game against Maryland if Katie Lou Samuelson can't play because of a foot injury. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

UConn's Geno Auriemma has a pretty good option in Azurá Stevens if All-American Katie Lou Samuelson misses Sunday's game against Maryland with a foot injury suffered during Friday's win over California.

UCONN MEN'S BASKETBALL

UConn pulls away late to surprise Oregon 71-63

UConn guard Alterique Gilbert, right, steals the ball from Oregon forward Keith Smith, left, during the Huskies' 71-63 win at the Phil Knight Invitational on Thursday night in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Troy Wayrynen)

Terry Larrier scored 18 points, Alterique Gilbert and Jalen Adams both added 16 points each, and Connecticut knocked off Oregon 71-63 in the opening round of the PK80 Invitational

UConn's goal: Make a statement at PK80 Invitational

UConn head coach Kevin Ollie calls out instructions to his team during the second half of Sunday's game against Boston University at the XL Center in Hartford. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

The journey begins with a first round match-up with Oregon (4-0) at 9 p.m. Thursday at the Moda Center. The Huskies will face with No. 4 Michigan State or DePaul in the second round on Friday and complete tournament action on Sunday.

Vital emerges from slump, sparks UConn men to comfortable win

Christian Vital of UConn gestures after making a three-point basket during the first half of Sunday's game against Boston University at the XL Center in Hartford. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Christian Vital, a sophomore guard, felt bad about his performance in the first two UConn basketball games. He was disappointed that he failed to live up to his role as a spark off the bench.

Speeding up tempo UConn's goal against Boston University

UConn's Jalen Adams glides to the basket and is fouled by Stony Brook's Tyrell Sturdivant, center, during the Huskies' 72-64 win on Tuesday night. UConn hosts Boston University on Sunday night in Hartford. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UConn looks for its third straight home win of the young season when the Huskies welcome Boston University to the XL Center in Hartford on Sunday night.

UCONN FOOTBALL

Van Demark growing into his role on UConn football team

True freshman Ryan Van Demark regularly lines up against stronger and more experienced football players.

Dillon, Boston College run over UConn in Fenway Gridiron game

UConn linebacker Cameron Stapleton (10) and defensive back Anthony Watkins (29) attempt to bring down Boston College running back AJ Dillon (2) during the second quarter of Saturday night's game at Fenway Park. Dillon, who grew up in New London, rushed for 200 yards on 24 carries and scored a pair of TDs to lead the Eagles to a 39-16 win. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

AJ Dillon, Boston College's standout true freshman from New London, piled up 200 yards on 24 carries and scored two touchdowns to lead the Eagles past UConn 39-16 at Fenway Park on Saturday night.

UConn anticipates physical football game against Boston College

For one week, UConn is stepping away from the fast-paced, pass-happy teams in the American Athletic Conference for some old-school Northeast-style football.

Upcoming Fenway Park game sparks memories of Peart's Big Papi moment

Matt Peart's memorable Fenway Park moment happened on Senior Skip Day in high school.

No. 14 UCF pulls way from UConn for 49-24 win

Central Florida's Otis Anderson (26) drags UConn's Tre Bell into the end zone to complete a 65-yard touchdown run during the No. 14 Knights' 49-24 win over the Huskies on Saturday in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Otis Anderson rushes for 2 TDs as No. 14 Central Florida pulls away from UConn for 49-24 win

COLLEGES

NCAA men's basketball top 25 roundup

Rhode Island's Jeff Dowtin (11) pokes the ball away from Seton Hall's Khadeen Carrington (0) during the first half of Thursday's game in the NIT Season Tip-Off tournament at New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Trevon Duval had 22 points and top-ranked Duke pulled away for a 99-81 victory over surprisingly tenacious Portland State on Thursday to open the Phil Knight Invitational.

Texas Tech wins tourney title at Mohegan Sun

Keenan Evans scored 25 points to lead Texas Tech over No. 20 Northwestern 85-49 on Sunday in the championship game of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament.

UCLA fires football coach Jim Mora

UCLA fired football coach Jim Mora on Sunday with one regular-season game left in his sixth season.

Top 25 college football roundup

Michigan's Brandon Watson breaks up a pass intended for Wisconsin's Danny Davis III during the second half of Saturday's game at Madison, Wis. No. 5 Wisconsin beat No. 19 Michigan 24-10. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Malik Rosier threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score and No. 2 Miami pulled off its biggest comeback in five years, by holding off Virginia 44-28 on Saturday to extend the nation's longest winning streak to 15 games.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Montville falls to Windham, 36-29

Montville's fourth-quarter rally came up short as the Indians lost to Windham 36-29 in a high school football game on Wednesday night.

PROFESSIONAL

Redskins beat Giants 20-10 in turkey of a Thanksgiving game

Kirk Cousins threw two touchdown passes to compensate for a pick-6, and the Washington Redskins beat the New York Giants 20-10 on Thursday night on a drab field in a drab game between two injury-depleted teams that did not look ready for prime time.

Rivers, Chargers beat fading Cowboys 28-6

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) scrambles out of pocket under pressure from Joey Bosa of the Chargers (99) in the second half of Thursday's game at Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers are on the move. Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys are fading fast.

Keenum-led Vikings beat Lions 30-23, adding to division lead

Vikings running back Latavius Murray (25) rushes for a two-yard touchdown during the second half of Thursday's game against the Lions at Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

Case Keenum stood in the pocket to take a hit, dipped his right shoulder to slip out of a sack and shuffled his feet in the pocket to give his receivers more time to get open.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

8 a.m., NBCSN — Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix practice from United Arab Emirates.

Basketball

11 a.m., ESPNEWS — NCAA men: Missouri vs. St. John's in AdvoCare Invitational semifinal from Orlando, Fla.

Noon, YES, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at Brooklyn Nets.

Noon, ESPN2 — NCAA men: Villanova vs. Northern Iowa in Battle 4 Atlantis final from Paradise Island, Bahamas.

1:30 p.m., ESPNEWS — NCAA men: Saint Mary's vs. Washington State in Wooden Legacy semifinal from Fullerton, Calif.

2:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Tennessee vs. North Carolina State in Battle 4 Atlantis third-place game from Paradise Island, Bahamas.

3 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Portland State vs. Butler in PK80 Invitational motion bracket from Portland, Ore.

3:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: North Carolina vs. Arkansas in PK80 Invitational victory bracket semifinal from Portland, Ore.

5 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Central Florida vs. West Virginia in AdvoCare Invitational from semifinal Orlando, Fla.

5:30 p.m., Ch. 61 — NCAA men: Xavier vs. Arizona State in Las Vegas Invitational final.

5:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Duke vs. Texas in PK80 Invitational motion bracket semifinal from Portland, Ore.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Georgia vs. San Diego State in Wooden Legacy semifinal from Fullerton, Calif.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Virginia vs. Rhode Island in NIT Tip-Off final from New York.

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Texas Christian vs. New Mexico in Emerald Coast Classic from Niceville, Fla.

7:30 p.m., NBCSB — NBA: Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics.

7:30 p.m., MSG — NBA: New York Knicks at Atlanta Hawks.

8 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Charlotte Hornets at Cleveland Cavaliers.  

8 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: George Washington vs. Kansas State in Las Vegas Invitational third-place game.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Stanford vs. Ohio State in PK80 Invitational motion bracket from Portland, Ore.

9:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Oregon vs. DePaul in PK80 Invitational victory bracket from Portland, Ore.

9:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Maryland vs. St. Bonaventure in Emerald Coast Classic from Niceville, Fla. 

9:45 p.m., ESPNEWS — NCAA men: Vanderbilt vs. Seton Hall in NIT Tip-Off third-place game from New York.

10:30 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Chicago Bulls at Golden State Warriors.   

11:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Florida vs. Gonzaga in PK80 Invitational motion bracket semifinal from Portland, Ore.

Midnight, ESPN, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA men: UConn vs. Michigan State in PK80 Invitational victory bracket semifinal from Portland, Ore.

Football

11:30 a.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Western Michigan at Toledo.

Noon, Ch. 8 — NCAA: Miami at Pittsburgh.

Noon, ESPN — NCAA: Navy at Houston.

Noon, FS1 — NCAA: Baylor at Texas Christian.

Noon, CBSSN — NCAA: Northern Illinois at Central Michigan.

2:30 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA: Missouri at Arkansas.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NCAA: South Florida at Central Florida.

3:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: New Mexico at San Diego State.

4 p.m., FS1 — NCAA: Iowa at Nebraska.

8 p.m., Ch. 61 — NCAA: Texas Tech at Texas.

8 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Virginia Tech at Virginia.

10:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA: California at UCLA.

Golf

8 p.m., Golf Channel — Australasia PGA: Australian Open from Sydney.

1 a.m. (Saturday), Golf Channel — European PGA: Hong Kong Open from Fanling.

Hockey

1 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Boston Bruins.

4 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: New York Islanders at Philadelphia Flyers.

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

7:30 p.m., NBCSN — NCAA men: Minnesota at Notre Dame.

Rugby

5:30 p.m., NBCSN — English Premiership: Gloucester at Newcastle. (taped today)

Soccer

3 p.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Leicester City at West Ham.

Tennis

8 a.m., Tennis Channel — Davis Cup: Belgium at France in final from Lille.

3 p.m., Tennis Channel — WTA: Hawaii Open from Honolulu.

11 p.m., Tennis Channel — WTA: Hawaii Open from Honolulu.

Winter Sports

Midnight, NBCSN — Women's Bobsled from Whistler, British Columbia. (taped today)