Whalers find a way


Perhaps it’s because New London and Stonington are such frequent opponents, both members of the Eastern Connecticut Conference Medium Division during the regular season, that their games become breathless, with five lead changes in the fourth...

Huskies hold off the Pirates

Ryan Boatright scored 16 points and freshman Daniel Hamilton grabbed a season-high 17 rebounds to lead UConn to a 60-49 victory over East Carolina on Wednesday night.

Mohegan Sun hosting WNBA Draft and All-Star Game again

Connecticut, long since the once and future home office of women’s college basketball, is about to retire the trophy as the headquarters for the WNBA, too.

HIGH SCHOOL

2014-15 CIAC tournament / girls' basketball

Rankings and pairings for the CIAC girls' basketball tournament.

Fitch/Stonington earns ECC regular-season title

It was moments after Tuesday’s meet when Fitch/Stonington swim coach Ken Berg said, “Thank God for Dakota Williams.”

Stonington recovers nicely to reach ECC semis

The regular season ended with Stonington High School’s fifth loss in six games and the Bears’ 6-foot-1 all-state center, Margot Calmar, in the emergency room with a dislocated left pinky, not exactly the radiant foreshadowing coach...

LOCAL ROUNDUP

CGA women win their 12th straight

Not too long ago, Coast Guard Academy looked nothing like the inspired and unselfish basketball team that cruised to a convincing New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference quarterfinals victory on Wednesday night.

Local roundup: Bruton's triple-double leads Ledyard to victory

DeAnte Bruton had 30 points, 13 assists and 11 steals for his second straight triple-double as Ledyard beat Hyde in a nonleague boys' basketball game on Wednesday, 106-41.

Thursday's Schedule

Thursday's local high school games.

UCONN

Well-traveled UConn makes its way to East Carolina

UConn has experienced its share of road trip woes this season.

Boatright leads UConn past East Carolina

GREENVILLE, N.C. — Ryan Boatright scored 16 points and freshman Daniel Hamilton grabbed a season-high 17 rebounds to lead UConn to a 60-49 victory over East Carolina on Wednesday night. 

COLLEGES

College basketball roundup

Top-ranked Kentucky fought off a slow start to cruise to a 74-56 victory over Mississippi State on Wednesday night to keep its undefeated season on track.

College basketball roundup

Darrun Hilliard scored 19 of his game-high 24 points in the second half, JayVaughn Pinkston had 16 points and eight rebounds, and No. 6 Villanova clinched at least a share of its second straight Big East regular-season title with an 89-61 rout of...

PROFESSIONAL

Celtics rout Knicks 115-94

Evan Turner had his first career triple-double with 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists and Boston pulled away with 20 unanswered points in the second half and extended New York's losing streak to eight with a 115-94 win on Wednesday night.

NBA roundup

Quincy Pondexter scored a career-high 25 points and the New Orleans Pelicans won their third straight, 102-96 over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.

CT SUN

WNBA All-Star game will return to Mohegan Sun

The WNBA’s best players are headed back to Mohegan Sun Arena this summer.

Sun sign Gray, McCray

The Connecticut Sun signed rookie Chelsea Gray and veteran Danielle McCray to contracts on Wednesday.

ON THE AIR

Basketball

7 p.m., ESPN - NCAA men: Nebraska at Ohio State.

7 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Vanderbilt at Tennessee.

7 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: High Point at North Carolina Asheville.

7 p.m., SNY - NCAA men: Delaware at Drexel.

7:30 p.m., YES - NCAA women: Virginia at North Carolina. (joined in progress)

8 p.m., TNT - NBA: Golden State Warriors at Cleveland Cavaliers.

8 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Texas-El Paso at Louisiana Tech.

9 p.m., ESPN - NCAA men: Arizona at Colorado.

9 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Southern Methodist at Memphis.

9 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Rutgers at Purdue.

10:30 p.m., TNT - NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Phoenix Suns.

10:30 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Arizona State at Utah.

11 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: San Diego at Gonzaga.

Golf

5 a.m., Golf Channel - European PGA: Joburg Open from Johannesburg, South Africa. (taped today)

2 p.m., Golf Channel - PGA: Honda Classic from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

1 a.m. (Friday), Golf Channel - LPGA Thailand from Chonburi.

Hockey

8:30 p.m., NBCSN - NHL: Minnesota Wild at Nashville Predators.

Soccer

1 p.m., FS1 - UEFA Europa League: Liverpool at Besiktas.

3 p.m., FS1 - UEFA Europa League: Young Boys at Everton.

Tennis

6 a.m., Tennis Channel - ATP: Dubai Championship from United Arab Emirates.

7:30 a.m., Tennis Channel - WTA: Qatar Total Open from Doha.

4 p.m., Tennis Channel - ATP: Abierto Mexicano Telcel from Acapulco, Mexico.