Top-ranked UConn survives upset scare from No. 9 Texas 75-71

UConne's forward Azura Stevens (23) celebrates after the top-ranked Huskies outlasted No. 8 Texas 75-75 on Monday night in in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Katie Lou Samuelson scored 19 points and Crystal Dangerfield made two free throws with 8 seconds left as top-ranked UConn beat No. 9 Texas 75-71

NFA goes into a zone, nearly knocks off No. 6 Holy Cross

NFA's Alec Gomes, left, and Bret Wood defend as Holy Cross' Nyzair Rountree drives for a reverse layup during Monday's game at Alumni Gym in Norwich. The No. 6 Crusaders held on to beat the Wildcats 44-40. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Holy Cross boys' basketball team threatened to blow Monday's game wide open early and forced Norwich Free Academy to switch from man to zone defense. NFA rallied and had chances to win in its 44-40 loss.

UConn men bring three-game win streak to Memphis

UConn guard Jalen Adams (4) has played a key role in the Huskies' current three-game winning streak. They will try to make it four straight on Tuesday against Memphis in an AAC road game. (A.J. Sisco/The Advocate via AP)

UConn and Memphis, two American Athletic Conference teams riding three-game winning streaks, meet at 9 p.m. Tuesday at FedExForum in Memphis.

Patriots won't bite on Ramsey's trash talk

Jacksonville cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) deflects a pass intended for Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown during a regular-season game in October. The All-Pro has guaranteed a Jaguars victory over the New England Patriots in Sunday's AFC Championship. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)

When the opposition says something you might post on a bulletin board, the New England Patriots react diplomatically

Local roundup: Bauman (30 points) paces East Lyme past Fitch

Megan Bauman made five 3-pointers for a game-high 30 points as East Lyme downed Fitch on Monday, 72-42, in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I girls' basketball game.

HIGH SCHOOL

H.S. roundup: NFA girls beat Glastonbury for third straight

Makalya Poirier–Vaughters scored nine points as Norwich Free Academy held Glastonbury scoreless in the first quarter and went on to defeat the Tomahawks 26-23 in a non-conference girls' basketball game on Saturday.

H.S. basketball: No. 1 Whalers roll behind Pagan's triple-double

Tai Pagan had a triple-double to lead top-ranked New London to a 58-15 victory over Fitch in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I girls' basketball game Friday night.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

East Lyme graduate Schumacher has embraced the journey at Amherst ... all of it

Amherst College's Jenna Schumacher, the former East Lyme High School standout, cheers on her team on Friday night at Connecticut College's Luce Field House in New London. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

East Lyme graduate Jenna Schumacher is a senior on the defending Division III national champion Amherst women's basketball team, but is forced to watch from the sidelines following a season-ending knee injury.

Local roundup: LaFrance Boyce leads Avery Point to victory

Tatyana LaFrance Boyce scored 28 points as the Avery Point women's basketball team beat Genesee Community College 98-66 in the Community College of Rhode Island Invitational on Sunday.

SCHEDULES

COLUMNS

RIP Keith Jackson, whose contribution to broadcasting was simple in its elegance

We've lost another voice from our childhoods, this time a man who punctuated autumn Saturday...

BLOGS

ON THE AIR

Basketball

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Cincinnati at Central Florida.

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

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Louisville at Notre Dame.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Georgia at Louisiana State.

7 p.m., NESN, YES — NCAA men: Clemson at North Carolina.

7:30 p.m., NBCSB, NBA TV — NBA: New Orleans Pelicans at Boston Celtics.

9 p.m., CBSSN, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA men: UConn at Memphis.

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

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

9 p.m., NESN, YES — NCAA men: Pittsburgh at Syracuse.

10 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Phoenix Suns at Portland Trail Blazers.

Hockey

7 p.m., NBCSN, MSG — NHL: Philadelphia Flyers at New York Rangers.

7 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: New Jersey Devils at New York Islanders.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., FS1 — FA Cup: Fleetwood Town at Leicester City in third round.

Tennis

7 p.m., Tennis Channel — Australian Open from Melbourne.

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

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

PROFESSIONAL

Titans fire coach Mularkey despite win in AFC playoffs

Despite leading Tennessee to its first playoff win in 14 years against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Titans fired coach Mike Mularkey on Monday, less than 48 hours after losing to the Patriots in the AFC divisional round. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga, File)

The Tennessee Titans fired Mike Mularkey on Monday, less than 48 hours after a 35-14 loss to New England in the AFC divisional round.

AP source: Colts closing in on deal to hire McDaniels

New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels could soon be on the other side of an AFC rivalry.

Giants acquire outfielder McCutchen from Pirates

Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen was traded to the San Francisco Giants on Monday for right-hander Kyle Crick, minor league outfielder Bryan Reynolds and $500,000 in international signing bonus allocation. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

The San Francisco Giants acquired outfielder Andrew McCutchen from the Pirates on Monday for right-hander Kyle Crick, minor league outfielder Bryan Reynolds and $500,000 in international signing bonus allocation.

Porzingis, Beasley help Knicks beat Nets in opener of trip

Brooklyn's Spencer Dinwiddie, left, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson battle the Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis for a rebound during Monday's game at the Barclays Center. The Knicks won 119-104. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Kristaps Porzingis had 26 points and nine rebounds, Michael Beasley added 23 points and 10 boards, and the Knicks opened their longest road trip in nearly 30 years by beating the Brooklyn Nets 119-104 on Monday.

UCONN

UConn women ready for road test against No. 7 Texas

UConn head coach Geno Auriemma shouts instructions to his team as they play Oklahoma in the Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase on Dec. 19 at Mohegan Sun Arena.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Two seasons before leading the UConn women's basketball team to the first of its 18 Final Four appearances, Geno Auriemma offered a glimpse into his scheduling philosophy.

No. 1 UConn women rout Houston behind double-double by Stevens

UConn's Azura Stevens (23) pulls in a rebound in front of Houston's Octavia Barnes during the No. 1 Huskies' 95-35 win on Saturday in Houston. Stevens came off the bench to scored 19 points and grab 10 rebounds. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Azura Stevens had 19 points and 10 rebounds off the bench to lead four players in double-figures, and top-ranked UConn used a strong defensive effort to rout the Houston Cougars, 95-35

Adams scores 25 as UConn men beat Tulane for third straight win

UConn's Christian Vital (1) and David Onuorah defend against Tulane's Ray Ona Embo during Saturday's game in New Orleans. The Huskies beat Tulane 67-57 for their third straight win. (A.J. Sisco/The Advocate via AP)

Jalen Adams scored 20 of his 25 points in the second half as Connecticut defeated Tulane, 67-57, in an American Athletic Conference game Saturday afternoon

COLLEGES

AP source: Arizona to hire Kevin Sumlin as football coach

A person familiar with the decision says Arizona will hire former Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin.

NCAA women's basketball roundup

Notre Dame's Jessica Shepard (23) drives downcourt during the first half of Sunday's game against Boston College at South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

Jessica Shepard and the Irish quickly scored the first nine points of the game, and Notre Dame bounced back from its most-lopsided defeat in 16 seasons, routing Boston College 89-60.

Keith Jackson, 89, broadcaster with 'Whoa, Nelly! call, dies

Keith Jackson arrives at 66th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Jan. 25, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.  (Photo by Richard Shotwell Invision/AP)

Keith Jackson, whose signature phrases like "Whoa, Nelly!" made him the down-home voice of college football during more than five decades as a sportscaster, has died. He was 89.

CT SUN

Sun's Miller to serve on USA Basketball National Team player selection committee

Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller has been chosen to be part of the selection committee by USA Women's Basketball that will help pick the 2018 World Cup team and the 2020 Olympic team. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Connecticut Sun head coach and general manager Curt Miller has been chosen to serve on the 2017-20 USA Basketball Women’s National Team Player Selection Committee.

Sun still looking for that missing piece

Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller gets fired up after a Rachel Banham 3-pointer during the Sun's 89-75 victory over the San Antonio Stars on July 16, 2017. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Connecticut Sun are in a far, far better place than they were at this time last season, but head coach/general manager Curt Miller doesn't believe they have the pieces to compete for a WNBA title just yet.