UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

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.

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 wins 92nd straight behind Samuelson's career-high 34 points

Katie Lou Samuelson scored a career-high 34 points to help No. 1 UConn beat Tulsa 98-58 on Tuesday night for the Huskies' 92nd consecutive victory

UCONN MEN'S BASKETBALL

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 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.

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.

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 FOOTBALL

Ex-Husky Aaron Smith among three added to UConn football staff

Randy Edsall added three more people to his UConn football staff on Monday, including one of his former players, Aaron Smith.

It's official: Waterford's Crocker accepts offer to be UConn's new defensive coordinator

UConn made it official on Saturday morning by announcing that Billy Crocker, a 1997 Waterford High School graduate, has been named defensive coordinator by head coach Randy Edsall.

Ex-UConn coach Diaco named defensive coordinator at Nebraska

Former UConn head coach Bob Diaco has been named the new defensive coordinator at Nebraska

Report: Waterford grad Crocker to become defensive coordinator at UConn

Billy Crocker, a 1997 Waterford High School graduate who later attended the Coast Guard Academy, is leaving Villanova to become UConn's new defensive coordinator under head coach Randy Edsall, according to multiple reports on Friday night.

UConn football team to play Boston College at Fenway Park on Nov. 18

UConn announced Thursday that its football team will forego a home game against Boston College at Rentschler Field in East Hartford to play the Eagles at Fenway Park on Saturday, Nov. 18.

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...

Top 25 college basketball roundup

Kristian Doolittle scored six of his 12 points in overtime and Jordan Woodard's layup with 2.2 seconds left lifted Oklahoma to an 89-87 victory over No. 7 West Virginia on Wednesday night

No. 7 Creighton's goals intact even with Maurice Watson out

Creighton returned to practice Wednesday with the same aspirations it had before Maurice Watson Jr. was lost with a season-ending knee injury

LOCAL ROUNDUP

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.

Local colleges: No. 9 Conn women complete weekend sweep of Williams

Cassie Hunter scored 11 seconds into the game, helping No. 9 Connecticut College complete a weekend sweep of Williams College with a 4-1 victory in a New England Small College Athletic Conference women's hockey game at Dayton Arena on Saturday.

College basketball: Reserves lift Mitchell women past Becker 51-44

Mitchell College received a vital contribution from its reserves in a 51-44 victory over Becker College on Saturday in a New England Collegiate Conference women's basketball game.

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

Clijsters, Roddick joining International Tennis Hall of Fame

Kim Clijsters and Andy Roddick have been elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame

ON THE AIR

Basketball

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: American at Holy Cross.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: North Carolina State at Duke.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Mississippi State at South Carolina.

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

7:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: San Antonio Spurs at Brooklyn Nets.

8 p.m., TNT — NBA: New York Knicks at Indiana Pacers.

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

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Texas Southern at Mississippi Valley State.

Golf

3 p.m., Golf Channel — Web.com: The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic.

Hockey

7 p.m., MSG — NHL: Los Angeles Kings at New York Rangers.

9 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: San Jose Sharks at Colorado Avalanche.

Tennis

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

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