COLUMNS

Tonight's game should be outstanding, but let's keep it in perspective

An enduring lesson on perspective came once from Geno Auriemma, who said they spelled his last name...

UCONN

Lack of depth an issue for No. 1 Huskies

UConn's Megan Walker scores over Maryland's Ieshia Small (1) in a game on Nov. 19 at the XL Center in Hartford. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Contrary to what some might believe, UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma does not recruit players to merely sit on the bench and check in for the final few minutes during blowout victories.

Memphis makes quick work of UConn 73-49

Memphis guard Kareem Brewton Jr., right, is fouled by a UConn defender while driving the lane on Tuesday night in Memphis, Tenn. The Tigers routed the Huskies 73-49, ending UConn's three-game winning streak. (Mark Weber/The Commercial Appeal via AP)

Mike Parks Jr. and Jeremiah Martin had 21 points and 11 rebounds each as Memphis built an early lead and ran away from UConn 73-49

COLLEGES

Coast Guard wrestling team puts on a good show in only home match

Coast Guard Academy's Parker Brunkala, left, prepares to wrestles Rhode Island College's Brandon Nunez during the 125-pound match on Wednesday night at Billard Hall on the campus in New London. Brunkala won 15-5 and Coast Guard won the match 49-0.   (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Coast Guard Academy wrestling coach Kevin Bratland recently spoke to his Bears about sharpening their focus.

Top 25 men's and women's basketball roundup

Georgetown's Jagan Mosely looks to pass as he is guarded by Villanova's Jalen Brunson (1) and Mikal Bridges during the first half of Wednesday's game in Washington. Top-ranked Villanova thrashed the Hoyas, 88-56. (Alex Brandon/AP Photo)

Top-ranked Villanova led by as many as 44 points and gave Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing a rude welcome back to the schools' rivalry by beating the Hoyas 88-56

HIGH SCHOOL

Old Lyme girls have become a contender in Shoreline

Old Lyme's Madeline Zrenda (15) drives to the basket during the Wildcats' 55-25 victory over Valley Regional in a Shoreline Conference game on Tuesday night at Old Lyme. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Jordan Lewis had 12 points, Maddie Zrenda 11 and the Old Lyme girls' basketball topped Valley Regional 55-25 Tuesday night, a final tuneup for the Wildcats before facing Shoreline powers Coginchaug and Cromwell.

NFA goes into a zone, nearly knocks off No. 6 Holy Cross

NFA's Alec Gomes, left, and Bret Wood defend as Holy Cross' Nyzair Rountree drives for a reverse layup during Monday's game at Alumni Gym in Norwich. The No. 6 Crusaders held on to beat the Wildcats 44-40. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Holy Cross boys' basketball team threatened to blow Monday's game wide open early and forced Norwich Free Academy to switch from man to zone defense. NFA rallied and had chances to win in its 44-40 loss.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Detroit, Connecticut Tigers extend affiliation agreement

The Connecticut Tigers and the Detroit Tigers announced Wednesday they have agreed to a two-year extension to their Player Development Contract, keeping the Connecticut Tigers as the short-season Class A minor league baseball affiliate of the Major...

Local roundup: Morgan lifts Wheeler girls past Griswold 28-26

Emma Morgan had a double-double, 11 points and 12 rebounds, as Wheeler ended a five-game losing streak with a 28-26 victory over Griswold in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division III girls' basketball game on Tuesday night.

PROFESSIONAL

Rival Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic team

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, poses while meeting with South Korean national short track skaters during a visit on Wednesday to Jincheon National Training Center in Jincheon, South Korea. (Ha Sa-hun/Yonhap via AP)

The rival Koreas agreed Wednesday to form their first unified Olympic team and have their athletes parade together for the first time in 11 years during the opening ceremony of next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea, officials said.

NBA roundup

The Bulls' Kris Dunn is treated by the medical staff after hitting his face on the floor after a dunk during the second half of Wednesday's game against Golden State in Chicago. Dunn, the former New London High School star, was being evaluated for a possible concussion after the Bulls' 119-112 loss. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP Photo)

Klay Thompson scores 38 points as Golden State Warriors beat Chicago Bulls 119-112 for 14th straight road win

ON THE AIR

Basketball

7 p.m., theday.com — High school boys: East Lyme at Waterford.

7 p.m., SNY, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA women: Tulsa at UConn.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA women: Tennessee at Notre Dame.

7 p.m., NESN — NCAA women: Syracuse at Miami.

7 p.m., TNT, NBCSB — NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Boston Celtics.

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Jacksonville State at Morehead State.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Murray State at Belmont.

8:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Minnesota at Maryland.

9 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Alabama-Birmingham at Western Kentucky.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Saint Mary's at Gonzaga.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Southern California at Oregon.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: North Carolina-Asheville at Winthrop.

9:30 p.m., TNT — NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at Houston Rockets.

11 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Loyola Marymount at Brigham Young.

11 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: UCLA at Oregon State.

Figure Skating

Noon, NBCSN — European Championships pairs free program from Moscow.

2 p.m., NBCSN — European Championships women's short program from Moscow. (taped today)

Golf

6 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Abu Dhabi Championship from United Arab Emirates.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: CareerBuilder Challenge from La Quinta, Calif.

7 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Mitsubishi Electric Championship from Ka'upulehu-Kona, Hawaii.

10 p.m., Golf Channel — Asian Tour: Singapore Open.

3 a.m. (Friday), Golf Channel — European PGA: Abu Dhabi Championship from United Arab Emirates.

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN — NHL: Boston Bruins at New York Islanders.

7 p.m., WCTX — NCAA men: Providence at UConn.

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

7:30 p.m., NBCSN, MSG — NHL: Buffalo Sabres at New York Rangers.

10 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Los Angeles Kings.

Tennis

7 p.m., Tennis Channel — Australian Open from Melbourne.

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

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

Winter Sports

4:30 p.m., NBCSN — Biathlon World Cup from Antholz-Anterselva, Italy. (taped today)