It's that time of the season


Something about March brings out the beast in UConn.

Purvis lifts UConn past No. 21 SMU, 81-73

HARTFORD — Rodney Purvis scored a career-high 28 points and UConn upset No. 21 SMU 81-73 on Sunday, knocking the Mustangs out of first place in the American Athletic Conference. 

NO. 21 SMU AT UCONN

Location: XL Center, Hartford Tip: 2 p.m. (Ch. 3) Records: SMU 23-5, 14-2; UConn 16-11, 9-6 Last game: SMU won at Memphis, 66-57, Thursday; UConn won at East Carolina, 60-49,...

Redemption must start now for UConn men

This is redemption week for the UConn basketball team.

Ex-Husky Hamilton retires after 14 NBA seasons

Richard “Rip” Hamilton, one of a select number of basketball players to win both an NCAA and NBA championship, announced his retirement on Thursday.

COLUMNS

Is bringing an end to the ECC really in the kids' best interests?

Perhaps the framers were mistaken. Or ill prepared for evolution. Turns out that “life, liberty and...

UCONN

UConn ready to turn attention to postseason

There were times during the second half of the season, which included games in 12 different states, when top-ranked UConn looked like a rather weary bunch.

UConn women rout USF in regular season finale

It was a mini test at best, yet Geno Auriemma felt it was just what top-ranked UConn needed heading into the postseason.

COLLEGES

College basketball roundup

No. 1 Kentucky overcame a nine-point deficit in the second half to keep its perfect season intact, beating Georgia 72-64 on Tuesday night.

College basketball roundup

Anthony Gill scored 17 points to lead four Virginia players in double figures and the second-ranked Cavaliers beat Syracuse 59-47 on Monday night to capture the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title for the second straight year.

HIGH SCHOOL

Sources: Three ECC schools apply to Shoreline

Sources in the Shoreline Conference said Monday that three schools from the Eastern Connecticut Conference -- Bacon Academy, Stonington and Waterford -- have “filed their paperwork” with an intent to apply to the Shoreline.

Strecker named Waterford football coach

John Strecker, a Waterford High School football lifer, has been named the Lancers' new head football coach after spending the last 20 years as an assistant.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: ECC boys' hoop semis moved to Fitch

The latest winter storm to hit the region Tuesday night forced Eastern Connecticut Conference officials to move tonight’s boys’ basketball tournament semifinal games from Waterford to Fitch High School.

PROFESSIONAL

NBA roundup

LeBron James scored 27 points to move into 21st place on the NBA's career list, and the Cleveland Cavaliers cruised to a 110-79 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.

Red Sox, BC use exhibition to honor Frates

They all wore No. 3, and every player on the Boston Red Sox and Boston College had the same name on their jersey, too. This exhibition game at JetBlue Park on Tuesday was all about Pete Frates.

ON THE AIR

Baseball

1 p.m., YES - Exhibition: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Yankees from Tampa, Fla.

1:05 p.m., WOR (710-AM) - Exhibition: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves from Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Basketball

1 p.m., NESN - NCAA women: Boston College vs. Wake Forest in Atlantic Coast Conference tournament from Greensboro, N.C.

3:30 p.m., NESN - NCAA women: North Carolina State vs. Virginia Tech in Atlantic Coast Conference tournament from Greensboro, N.C.

5:15 p.m., www.theday.com - High school boys: New London vs. Windham in Eastern Connecticut Conference tournament semifinal from Groton.

7 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Notre Dame at Louisville.

7 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Central Florida at South Florida.

7 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Providence at Seton Hall.

7 p.m., NESN - NCAA men: Richmond at Massachusetts.

7 p.m., SNY - NCAA men: George Washington at George Mason.

7:15 p.m., www.theday.com - High school boys: Ledyard vs. Waterford in Eastern Connecticut Conference tournament semifinal from Groton.

7:30 p.m., CSN - NBA: Utah Jazz at Boston Celtics.

7:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) - NBA: Charlotte Hornets at Brooklyn Nets.

8 p.m., ESPN - NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Miami Heat.

8 p.m., ESPNEWS - NCAA men: Houston at Tulane.

9 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Southern California at UCLA.

9 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Texas Christian at Oklahoma State.

9 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: St. John's at Marquette.

10:30 p.m., ESPN - NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Clippers.

11 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Oregon at Oregon State.

Golf

11 p.m., Golf Channel - LPGA: Women's Champions from Singapore.

Hockey

8 p.m., NBCSN - NHL: New York Rangers at Detroit Red Wings.

Soccer

2 p.m., FS1 - Women: United States vs. Norway in Algarve Cup from Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Portugal.

2:40 p.m., NBCSN - Premier League: Chelsea at West Ham.