Miller, Purvis lead UConn to 85-67 win over East Carolina


Shonn Miller and Rodney Purvis led five UConn players in double figures with 16 points each and the Huskies beat East Carolina 85-67 on Sunday to pick up their third consecutive win and sixth in their last seven games

Huskies, Gamecocks will contest 1-2 matchup in front of a sellout

The No. 1 UConn women's basketball team will play at No. 2 South Carolina on Monday in front of a sold-out Colonial Life Arena.

Nurse scores 20 as UConn women rout East Carolina 92-46

Kia Nurse scored a season-high 20 points at top-ranked UConn routed East Carolina 92-46 on Saturday in the Huskies final tuneup before a showdown with No. 2 South Carolina

UConn men emerge from the dark with a bright view

An unexpected 10 minutes in the dark helped UConn see the light. Having the lights go out during a team shootaround on Thursday at FedExForum in Memphis reinforced what coach Kevin Ollie has been preaching to his Huskies about overcoming...

UConn's Nurse working her way through offensive woes

There is a self-depreciating part of Kia Nurse's personality when she is off the court that is often in stark contrast to the relentless manner in which she plays basketball. Nurse is known to poke fun at herself in her dealings with the...

COLUMNS

Great expectations can be daunting ... even for Kris Dunn

It would unfathomable that Kris Dunn could emerge from this season without pressure. Think about...

UCONN

UConn rolls past Memphis

Daniel Hamilton had 16 points and 13 rebounds, Shonn Miller scored 12 of his 14 points after halftime as UConn used a second-half burst to defeat Memphis 77-57 on Thursday night.

Stewart helps No. 1 UConn women overwhelm Tulane 96-38

Breanna Stewart made her first seven shots in a 20-point performance and No. 1 UConn easily remained unbeaten with a 96-38 victory over Tulane

COLLEGES

What's new? Rivals BU, BC meet again for Beanpot

Boston College and Boston University both faced stiffer challenges to make it the Beanpot championship game this year

Top 25 basketball roundup

Wesley Iwundu scored 22 points, freshman reserve Dean Wade had 17 and Kansas State upset top-ranked Oklahoma 80-69 on Saturday night to shake up the Big 12 race once again

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Spellman, Vital lead T-More to victory

Omari Spellman scored 24 points as St. Thomas More beat GB Academy from the Czech Republic 77-59 Sunday at the National Prep School Invitational.

Black Wolves fall to Bandits, 12-10

The New England Black Wolves rattled off five consecutive goals, including four in a span of 7:13 in the fourth quarter, but it was not enough as the host Buffalo Bandits came out on top, 12-10, on Saturday night.

Local colleges: Mitchell women roll past Southern Vermont

New London — Mitchell College took an 18-1 lead after one quarter and went on to beat Southern Vermont 68-54 in a New England Collegiate Conference game women's basketball game on Saturday. Chelsea Newman had 13 points, 10 rebounds...

PROFESSIONAL

Broncos D dominates Panthers in 24-10 Super Bowl win

Von Miller forced two fumbles to set up Denver's two touchdowns and the Broncos defense frustrated Cam Newton all game to carry Peyton Manning to his second Super Bowl title with a 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday

Broncos linebacker Von Miller earns Super Bowl MVP honors

Linebacker Von Miller earned Super Bowl MVP honors Sunday night, forcing 2 fumbles and getting 2 1/2 sacks to help the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10 for the championship

ON THE AIR

Basketball

7 p.m., ESPN2, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA women: UConn at South Carolina.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Louisville at Duke.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Oklahoma State at Texas Christian.

7 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: St. John's at Georgetown.

7:30 p.m., YES, WCBS (880-AM) — NBA: Denver Nuggets at Brooklyn Nets.

7:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Colgate at Army.

8 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Orlando Magic at Atlanta Hawks.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Texas at Oklahoma.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Maryland at Ohio State.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Notre Dame at Clemson.

Hockey

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

7:30 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Boston College vs. Boston University in Beanpot final from Boston.

Rugby

Noon, NBCSN — World Rugby Sevens Series.

Soccer

2:55 p.m., NBCSN — Premier League: West Ham at Southampton.