UConn men fall short in final attempt at comeback, bow out of the NIT


The UConn Huskies, who cut a swath through March a year ago, exited this one Wednesday night at Gampel Pavilion with a 68-61 loss to Arizona State in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament.

All (but not many) hands on deck for UConn men

Fourth-seeded UConn (20-14 ) will be banged up for tonight's National Invitation Tournament first-round men's basketball game against fifth-seeded Arizona State University (17-15) at 7 p.m. (ESPN2) at Gampel Pavilion.

UConn's season ends with NIT loss

STORRS — Shaq McKissic scored 22 points Wednesday night as Arizona State knocked 2014 NCAA champion UConn out in the first round of this year's National Invitation Tournament, 68-61. 

UConn's NCAA hopes dashed with loss to SMU in AAC final

An emotional Rodney Purvis wiped away tears sitting in the locker room on Sunday. The pain of losing the American Athletic Conference tournament championship game and missing out on playing in the NCAA tournament was too much bear.

UConn to face Arizona State at Gampel in NIT

Coach Kevin Ollie didnít hold back when asked Sunday if it would be difficult for his Huskies to gear up for playing in the NIT a year after hoisting the national championship trophy.

COLUMNS

Dayton looks a lot like a team we've seen before

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Reaction to NCAA's late game times: Zzzz

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UCONN

UConn plays Dayton tonight for Final Four berth

It is difficult to quantify, this notion that the UConn women’s mere safe arrival in the arena is worth 20 points on the scoreboard. This is UConn: Emanate, intimidate, eradicate.

UConn women dominate Texas 105-54 in Sweet 16

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COLLEGES

Michigan State knocks off Louisville in overtime

Spartans pull off latest stunner: Final Four-bound after 76-70 OT win over Louisville

Unbeaten Kentucky survives upset bid by Notre Dame 68-66

Kentucky stays unbeaten, holds off Notre Dame 68-66 in NCAA tournament to make Final Four

HIGH SCHOOL

Stonington Athletic Hall of Fame to add 10 members

The Stonington High School Athletic Hall of Fame will induct 10 new members on Saturday, April 25, at the high school.

Schools making most of icy start

Phil Orbe continued a spring ritual on Sunday. The Montville High School baseball coach brought his snow blower over to the schoolís baseball field in order to clear it off before the first practice.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Black Wolves fall to Swarm

A loss notwithstanding, New England Black Wolves coach Blane Harrison was in a more upbeat mood Sunday than he has been at times this season.

Local college roundup: Coast Guard sister act dominates on opening day

Freshman sisters Gabrielle and Alexia Troise led the Coast Guard Academy women’s track team to a fourth-place finish Saturday at the season-opening Coast Guard Spring Invitational.

Avery Point sweeps past Massasoit

Doug Domnarski pitched a two-hitter in the first game to help lead the Avery Point baseball team to a doubleheader sweep of Massasoit on Sunday.

PROFESSIONAL

NHL roundup

Pastrnak scores at 4:23 of OT to give Bruins 2-1 win over Hurricanes

Hamlin wins at Martinsville

Hamlin's pass, Gordon's blunder allow Gibbs racer to claim fifth victory at Martinsville

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

1 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Sprint Cup STP 500 from Martinsville, Va.

2 p.m., ESPN — NHRA Four-Wide Nationals from Concord, N.C. (taped today)

3 p.m., Ch. 8 — IndyCar Grand Prix of St. Petersburg from Florida.

Baseball

1 p.m., NESN, WEEI (103.7-FM) — Exhibition: Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox at Fort Myers, Fla.

1:05 p.m., WOR (710-AM) — Exhibition: New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals from Jupiter, Fla.

4 p.m., MLB Network — Exhibition: Seattle Mariners at San Diego Padres from Peoria, Ariz.

Basketball

Noon, ESPN — NCAA women: South Carolina vs. Florida State in Division I Tournament regional final from Greensboro, N.C.

12:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NBA: Houston Rockets at Washington Wizards.

2 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Louisville vs. Michigan State in Division I Tournament regional final from Syracuse, N.Y.

3:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Brooklyn Nets.

4:55 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Gonzaga vs. Duke in Division I Tournament regional final from Houston.

6 p.m., CSN — NBA: Los Angeles Clippers at Boston Celtics.

8:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA women: Baylor vs. Notre Dame in Division I Tournament regional final from Oklahoma City.

Cycling

11:30 p.m., NBCSN — Criterium International final stage from Corsica. (taped today)

Football

7 p.m., ESPN2 — Arena: Philadelphia Soul at Orlando Predators.

Golf

8:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Trophee Hassan II from Agadir, Morocco.

1 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Texas Open from San Antonio.

3 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — PGA: Texas Open from San Antonio.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic from Saucier, Miss.

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

Hockey

5 p.m., NESN — NHL: Boston Bruins at Carolina Hurricanes.

5 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Denver at Providence in Division I Tournament.

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

7:30 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: San Jose Sharks at Pittsburgh Penguins.

7:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Rochester Institute of Technology winner vs. Nebraska-Omaha in Division I Tournament from South Bend, Ind.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., ESPN2 — UEFA European qualifier: Portugal vs. Serbia from Lisbon, Portugal.

4:50 p.m., ESPN2 — MLS: Philadelphia Union at Chicago Fire.

7 p.m., FS1 — MLS: Toronto FC at Real Salt Lake.

Tennis

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