Top 25 basketball roundup


Tiffany Mitchell scored 22 points, Alaina Coates had 14 points and 11 rebounds and No. 2 South Carolina bounced back from its showdown loss to UConn with an 86-71 victory over Florida

7-foot Tonye Jekiri a big reason for Hurricanes' success

Senior center Tonye Jekiri is not a big scorer, averaging barely half a dozen shots and 8.1 points per game

Replay officials could have more say in targeting penalties

Replay officials are likely to have more power when it comes to calling targeting penalties in college football next season

Senior Bowl QB Carson Wentz becomes hit on recruiting trail

North Dakota State coaches received free advertising on the recruiting trail when Bison senior quarterback Carson Wentz generated most of the buzz in the Senior Bowl

Top 25 basketball roundup

Zach Smith hit two free throws with 18 seconds remaining in overtime to lead Texas Tech past No. 14 Iowa State 85-82 on Wednesday night

COLUMNS

CIAC's new baseball rule is pitch perfect

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, the state’s governing body for high...

MORE COLLEGE SPORTS

Banham got Kobe's attention with 60-point game for Minnesota

Rachel Banham was two days removed from her 60-point performance for Minnesota when the real highlight happened, a congratulatory tweet from her idol, Kobe Bryant

Creighton's Maurice Watson continues to prove doubters wrong

Maurice Watson proves doubters wrong, leads Creighton in climb up Big East standings

Lady Vols look to end road woes, keep Top 25 streak alive

Tennessee needs to end more than a month's worth of road frustration or risk falling out of the Top 25 for the first time in three decades

No. 2 South Carolina looking to refocus after first loss

No. 2 South Carolina is seeking to bounce back from its first loss this season when the Gamecocks take on No. 16 Florida on Thursday night

UCONN FOOTBALL

UConn announces its 2016 football schedule

The UConn football team will play a pair of nationally-televised night games, seven home games and three non-conference games against Atlantic Athletic Conference opponents in 2016.

UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

UConn's Stewart to participate in U.S. women's training camp

UConn senior Breanna Stewart is taking a break from her season to participate in a three-day training camp for the U.S. women's national basketball team

Stewart lifts No. 1 UConn to easy 66-54 win over No. 2 South Carolina

Breanna Stewart had 25 points and 10 rebounds as No. 1 UConn again proved who rules the women's game, running past No. 2 South Carolina 66-54 on Monday night.

No. 1 UConn takes top-ranked showdown with 66-54 win

Breanna Stewart scored 25 points and had 10 rebounds as No. 1 UConn ran past No. 2 South Carolina 66-54 on Monday night

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.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Former Coast Guard crew coach Stowe remembered for his lessons, love of the sport

William A. Stowe, 75, a member of the Coast Guard Academy Athletic Hall of Fame who began the school's rowing program in 1971 — as well as an Olympic gold medalist at the 1964 Games in Tokyo — died suddenly Monday at his home in Lake...

Local roundup: NFA's Ward, Hall win Class LL indoor track titles

Norwich Free Academy's Marquis Ward won the boys' high jump with a leap of 6 feet, 2 inches, and Kelsie Hall finished first in the girls' pole vault at 10-6 at Thursday's Class LL state indoor track and field championship at the Floyd Little...

Dunn, Friars fall to Marquette in 2 OT

Jajuan Johnson scored 16 points and hit a key 3-pointer with 1:16 left in double overtime, and Marquette outlasted No. 20 Providence for a 96-91 victory on Wednesday night.

PROFESSIONAL

Bergeron scores twice and Bruins beat Jets 6-2

Patrice Bergeron scored twice, Brett Connolly had three assists and the Boston Bruins beat the Winnipeg Jets 6-2 Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists and Loui Eriksson and Jimmy Hayes each had a goal and an assist for the Bruins

Kobe's final NBA All-Star Game is first outside of U.S.

Of all the goodies Kobe Bryant collects in his farewell season, one this weekend might be particularly useful. After all, you need a good winter coat in Canada. The final NBA All-Star Game for Bryant and the first to be staged outside the U.S. is in...

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

5 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Sprint Cup Sprint Unlimited practice from Daytona Beach, Fla.

6:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Sprint Cup Sprint Unlimited final practice from Daytona Beach, Fla.

10:30 p.m., FS1 — NHRA Winternationals qualifying from Sonoma, Calif. (taped today)

Basketball

6 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Princeton at Cornell.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Dayton at Rhode Island.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Ohio at Buffalo.

7 p.m., SNY — NCAA women: Iona at Quinnipiac.

7 p.m., ESPN — NBA exhibition: All-Star Celebrity Game from Toronto.

9 p.m., TNT — NBA: All-Star Rising Stars Challenge from Toronto.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: UCLA at Arizona.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Monmouth at Rider.

Golf

7:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Tshwane Open from Waterkloof, South Africa.

Noon, Golf Channel — Champions: Chubb Classic from Naples, Fla.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Pebble Beach (Calif.) National Pro-Am.

Hockey

6:30 p.m., NBCSN — NCAA men: Maine at Notre Dame.

8:30 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Northeastern at Massachusetts.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Schalke at Mainz.

Winter Sports

9 p.m., NBCSN — USSA U.S. Grand Prix Big Air at Fenway from Boston.