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'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.

Two former UConn players have memorable week in NBA

Coach Kevin Ollie broke into a big smile on Friday when asked about two former UConn Huskies in the NBA.

COLUMNS

The Lonesome Polecat (BRACKETOLOGY variant): KA-BLAMMO

DOH — we could be in for a gonzo Thanksgrabbing.

We present the Second Annual Non-Football Fans' Guide To Surviving Thanksgiving

What if you are sitting in a room with people watching football on Thanksgiving and have no idea...

Ouellette's story resonates ... the way so many others have, too

Maddie Ouellette played with a broken left wrist, suffered in Tuesday's semifinal game, and still...

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

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.

Butch Jones out as Tennessee's football coach

Tennessee head coach Butch Jones yells from the sideline during the first half of Saturday's game against Missouri at Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Tennessee began the season in the Top 25 and is ending it with a coaching change.

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.

Local roundup: Hynes leads Conn women to easy hoop win

Mairead Hynes scored a season-high 29 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Connecticut College to an 84-59 victory over FDU-Florham in a women's basketball game on Thursday night.

PROFESSIONAL

Heat top Celtics 104-98, snap Boston's 16-game win streak

Kyrie Irving of the Celtics stands on the court during the second half of Wednesday night's game against the Heat at Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Dion Waiters watched his 3-point try bounce off the rim, ricochet off the top of the backboard, then hit the rim again and somehow drop through the net.

Redskins, Giants in Thanksgiving game between 2 losing teams

Giants head coach Ben McAdoo reacts during the first half of Sunday's game against the Chiefs in East Rutherford, N.J.  (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

With their losing records and their shaky defenses and their injury-depleted rosters, the Washington Redskins and New York Giants are not exactly ready for prime time, let alone for a national audience tuning in on Thanksgiving night.

Bruins top Devils behind Anton Khudobin, Charlie McAvoy

Devils goalie Cory Schneider dives to stop a scoring shot by Bruins center Patrice Bergeron during the first period Wednesday in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Bruins top Devils behind Khudobin, McAvoy

ON THE AIR

Basketball

11:30 a.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Missouri vs. Long Beach State in AdvoCare Invitational from Orlando, Fla.

12:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Tennessee vs. Villanova in Battle 4 Atlantis semifinal from Paradise Island, Bahamas.

2 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: St. John's vs. Oregon State in AdvoCare Invitational from Orlando, Fla.

2:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: North Carolina vs. Portland in PK80 Invitational victory bracket from Portland, Ore.

3 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Northern Iowa vs. North Carolina State in Battle 4 Atlantis semifinal from Paradise Island, Bahamas.

4 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Virginia vs. Vanderbilt in NIT Tip-Off from New York.

4 p.m., ESPNEWS — NCAA men: Harvard vs. Saint Mary's in Wooden Legacy from Fullerton, Calif.

4:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Duke vs. Portland State in PK80 Invitational motion bracket from Portland, Ore.

5 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Arkansas vs. Oklahoma in PK80 Invitational victory bracket from Portland, Ore.

5 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Xavier vs. George Washington in Las Vegas Invitational.

6:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Seton Hall vs. Rhode Island in NIT Tip-Off from New York.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Butler vs. Texas in PK80 Invitational motion bracket from Portland, Ore.

7:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Kansas State vs. Arizona State in Las Vegas Invitational.

8:30 p.m., ESPNEWS — NCAA men: West Virginia vs. Marist in AdvoCare Invitational from Orlando, Fla.

9 p.m., ESPNU, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA men: UConn vs. Oregon in PK80 Invitational victory bracket from Portland, Ore.

10 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Florida vs. Stanford in PK80 Invitational motion bracket from Portland, Ore.

10:30 p.m., ESPNEWS — NCAA men: Georgia vs. Cal State Fullerton in Wooden Legacy from Fullerton, Calif.

11:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Michigan State vs. DePaul in PK80 Invitational victory bracket from Portland, Ore.

12:30 a.m. (Friday), ESPN2 — NCAA men: Ohio State vs. Gonzaga in PK80 Invitational motion bracket from Portland, Ore.

1 a.m. (Friday), ESPNU — NCAA men: Sacramento State vs. San Diego State in Wooden Legacy from Fullerton, Calif.

Football

9:45 a.m., WJJF (94.9-FM) — High school: Waterford at East Lyme.

9:45 a.m., WWRX (107.7-FM) — High school: Fitch at Ledyard.

12:30 p.m., Ch. 61, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions.

4:30 p.m., Ch. 3, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL: Los Angeles Chargers at Dallas Cowboys.

7:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Mississippi at Mississippi State.

8:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL: New York Giants at Washington Redskins.  

Golf

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

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

Soccer

1 p.m., FS1 — UEFA Europa League: Arsenal at Koln.

3 p.m., FS1 — UEFA Europa League: Atalanta at Everton.

Tennis

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