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.

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'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 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.

COLUMNS

It's what we already know through sports in Connecticut ... women can accomplish anything

See what women accomplished this past weekend? In the face of fracture, they offered some...

UCONN

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.

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...

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

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.