UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

No. 1 UConn beats DePaul for Geno's 999th career win

UConn guard Kia Nurse is tripped by DePaul forward Mart'e Grays during the first half of the Huskies' 103-69 win on Friday night in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Katie Lou Samuelson scored 20, Crystal Dangerfield had 18 points and No. 1 UConn gave coach Geno Auriemma his 999th victory with a 103-69 rout of DePaul

Defending DePaul newest challenge for UConn’s Azurá Stevens

UConn assistant coach Marisa Moseley, left, has some advice for Azurá Stevens coming out of a timeout Sunday against Notre Dame during a game at the XL Center in Hartford. UConn plays at DePaul on Friday. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

When Azurá Stevens made the decision to transfer from Duke despite putting forth scintillating performances during her two seasons there, she looked forward to the challenges that come with playing for Hall of Fame coach Geno Auriemma.

No. 1 UConn rallies in fourth to beat No. 3 Notre Dame 80-71

UConn's Katie Lou Samuelson pokes the ball away from Notre Dame's Kathryn Westbeld (33) in the second half of Sunday's game at the XL Center in Hartford. UConn rallied for an 80-71 win. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Katie Lou Samuelson scored 18 points, Azura Stevens added 17 and top-ranked UConn rallied from an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat No. 3 Notre Dame 80-71 Sunday in the Jimmy V Classic.

No. 1 UConn women host No. 3 Notre Dame in Hartford

UConn's Katie Lou Samuelson, left, who has missed the last four games with a sprained left foot, is expected to return to the lineup on Sunday when the top-ranked Huskies host No. 3 Notre Dame in the Jimmy V Classic at the XL Center in Hartford. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Top-ranked UConn hosts No. 3 Notre Dame on Sunday in the Jimmy V Classic before what is expected to be a sellout crowd at the XL Center in Hartford.

UCONN MEN'S BASKETBALL

UConn men fight through "dead moments" to beat Coppin State

UConn's Jalen Adams, right, is fouled by Coppin State's Lamar Morganas he drives to the basket during the Huskies' 72-59 win on Saturday at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UConn battled bouts on inconsistency again before pulling away for a 72-59 victory over winless Coppin State on Saturday at Gampel Pavilion.

UConn out to break bad habits in game before exam break

UConn, which has regularly sputtered in the first half of gams, will try to break that habit on Saturday against Coppin State at Gampel Pavilion.

Mistake-prone UConn stumbles in showdown with Syracuse

Syracuse guard Tyus Battle (25) drives against UConn guards Antwoine Anderson, left, and Jalen Adams (4) during the second half of Tuesday night's Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden, where the Orange beat the Huskies 72-63. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

UConn stumbled out of the gate and never fully recovered, losing to former Big East rival Syracuse, 72-63, in the Jimmy V Classic before a lively Madison Square Garden crowd of 17,532.

ESPN's Bilas, Williams talk about the state of UConn men

The state of the UConn basketball program is a popular topic of conversation in the social media, bar room and office water cooler worlds.

COLUMNS

Some great memories on Geno's road to 1,000 career wins

Our corner of the world (Mohegan Sun Arena) has the privilege of witnessing the narrative of...

The Lonesome Polecat (state varient): All-State teams

Yeah, you can figure out what this post is about.

Milan Keser was all about soccer, and so much more

Milan Keser remembered holding hands with his younger sister, Anka, in a Croatian concentration...

COLLEGES

Local college notes

Tracking the Bears • The Coast Guard Academy men's basketball team is rolling. The Bears won their fifth straight by beating rival Merchant Marine 93-88 in overtime on Saturday. Sophomore Packy...

Stanford beats Indiana in double OT for 3rd straight men's soccer title

Stanford's Sam Werner, left, celebrates with Nico Corti after scoring the winning goal in the NCAA College Cup against Indiana on Sunday at Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Sam Werner scored in the second overtime to lead Stanford to its third straight NCAA men's soccer title with a 1-0 win over Indiana on Sunday.

NCAA football playoffs

James Madison quarterback Bryan Schor carries the ball against Weber State during the first half of Friday night's FCS playoffs quarterfinal at Harrisonburg, Va. (Daniel Lin/Daily News-Record via AP)

Easton Stick threw for three first-half touchdowns and ran for another in the second half and second-seeded North Dakota State rolled to a 42-10 win over seventh-seeded Wofford in the FCS quarterfinals on Saturday.

Walk-on to Heisman: Oklahoma's Mayfield wins in landslide

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, winner of the Heisman Trophy, poses with the award on Saturday at New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has won the Heisman Trophy, completing a climb from walk-on to one of the most accomplished players in the history of college football.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: St. Thomas More falls short

KK Curry and Adrien Nunez scored 18 points each for the Chancellors (6-6).

Local roundup: Coast Guard men rout Mitchell 105-87

Six players scored in double figures as Coast Guard Academy rolled to a 105-87 men's basketball victory over Mitchell College on Saturday afternoon.

PROFESSIONAL

Patriots rally behind Gronkowski, edge Steelers 27-24

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates with center Ted Karras (75) as they leave the field after defeating the Steelers 27-24 in Sunday's game at Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Tom Brady fed Rob Gronkowski repeatedly to set up Dion Lewis' go-ahead 8-yard touchdown with 56 seconds remaining and Roethlisberger was intercepted in the end zone with 5 seconds left as the New England Patriots rallied to beat the Pittsburgh...

NFL roundup

The Rams bench reacts as running back Todd Gurley runs for his third touchdown of Sunday's game against the Seahawks at Seattle. Gurley also caught a touchdown pass and the Rams won 42-7. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Cam Newton threw for 242 yards and four touchdowns, and the Panthers spoiled Aaron Rodgers' return from a broken collarbone with a 31-24 win over the Green Bay Packers.

NBA roundup

Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) controls the ball against Grizzlies guard Andrew Harrison (5) in the first half of Saturday's game at Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Victor Oladipo scored 26 points, Domantas Sabonis had 17 coming off the bench and the Indiana Pacers beat the Brooklyn Nets 109-97 on Sunday night.

ON THE AIR

Basketball

7 p.m., NBCSB, NBA TV — NBA: Boston Celtics at Indiana Pacers.

7 p.m., MSG — NBA: New York Knicks at Charlotte Hornets.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Nebraska-Omaha at Kansas.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Charleston Southern at Florida State.

7 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Northern Illinois at Marquette.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Tennessee State at Texas.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Boise State at Southern Methodist.

9 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Texas-Arlington at Creighton.

10:30 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers.

Cricket

3:30 a.m. (Tuesday), NBCSN — Big Bash League: Sydney Sixers at Sydney Thunder.

Football

8:30 p.m., ESPN, WCBS (880-AM) — NFL: Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN — NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets at Boston Bruins.

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

Soccer

2:55 p.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Swansea City at Everton.