COLUMNS

We present the Second Annual Non-Football Fans' Guide To Surviving Thanksgiving

What if you are sitting in a room with people watching football on Thanksgiving and have no idea...

Ouellette's story resonates ... the way so many others have, too

Maddie Ouellette played with a broken left wrist, suffered in Tuesday's semifinal game, and still...

UCONN

UConn's goal: Make a statement at PK80 Invitational

UConn head coach Kevin Ollie calls out instructions to his team during the second half of Sunday's game against Boston University at the XL Center in Hartford. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

The journey begins with a first round match-up with Oregon (4-0) at 9 p.m. Thursday at the Moda Center. The Huskies will face with No. 4 Michigan State or DePaul in the second round on Friday and complete tournament action on Sunday.

No. 1 UConn routs No. 5 UCLA 78-60 for 39th road win in row

UConn forward Napheesa Collier (24) past UCLA guard Chantel Horvat during Tuesday night's game in Los Angeles. The top-ranked Huskies routed the No. 5 Bruins 78-60. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Napheesa Collier scored 23 points and No. 1 UConn routed fifth-ranked UCLA 78-60, snapping the Bruins' 32-game home winning streak

COLLEGES

Louisville: Freshman Brian Bowen will not play for Cardinals

Louisville says freshman forward Brian Bowen will not play for the school. The 6-foot-7 Bowen signed with the Cardinals in June but has been held out of practice and games since the school announced it was being investigated in a federal corruption probe of bribery in college basketball. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)

Louisville says freshman Brian Bowen will not play, have parted ways with assistant Kenny Johnson in wake of corruption probe

Miami gets bump to No. 2 behind Alabama in playoff rankings

Miami head coach Mark Richt walks off the field following a 44-28 win over Virginia on Saturday. The Hurricanes moved past ACC rival Clemson and into second place in the latest College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Miami moved up to No. 2 behind Alabama in the College Football Playoff rankings, with Clemson slipping one spot to three and Oklahoma holding at four

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Montville falls to Windham, 36-29

Montville's fourth-quarter rally came up short as the Indians lost to Windham 36-29 in a high school football game on Wednesday night.

Local roundup: Hynes leads Conn women to easy hoop win

Mairead Hynes scored a season-high 29 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Connecticut College to an 84-59 victory over FDU-Florham in a women's basketball game on Thursday night.

PROFESSIONAL

Redskins, Giants in Thanksgiving game between 2 losing teams

Giants head coach Ben McAdoo reacts during the first half of Sunday's game against the Chiefs in East Rutherford, N.J.  (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

With their losing records and their shaky defenses and their injury-depleted rosters, the Washington Redskins and New York Giants are not exactly ready for prime time, let alone for a national audience tuning in on Thanksgiving night.

Bruins top Devils behind Anton Khudobin, Charlie McAvoy

Devils goalie Cory Schneider dives to stop a scoring shot by Bruins center Patrice Bergeron during the first period Wednesday in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Bruins top Devils behind Khudobin, McAvoy

ON THE AIR

Basketball

Noon, ESPN2 — NCAA men: Tennessee vs. Purdue in Battle 4 Atlantis from Paradise Island, Bahamas.

2:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Villanova vs. Western Kentucky in Battle 4 Atlantis from Paradise Island, Bahamas.

2:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: California vs. Chaminade in Maui Invitational seventh-place game from Hawaii.

5 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Virginia Commonwealth vs. Michigan in Maui Invitational fifth-place game from Hawaii.

6 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: George Mason vs. Fresno State in Cancun Challenge third-place game from Mexico.

7 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Belmont at Providence.

7 p.m., YES, WCBS (880-AM) — NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Cleveland Cavaliers.

7:30 p.m., NBCSB — NBA: Boston Celtics at Miami Heat.

7:30 p.m., MSG — NBA: Toronto Raptors at New York Knicks.

8 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder.

8 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Marquette vs. Louisiana State in Maui Invitational third-place game from Hawaii.

8:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Louisiana Tech vs. Evansville in Cancun Challenge final from Mexico.

10 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Rice vs. Mississippi in MGM Grand Main Event third-place game from Las Vegas.

10:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Sacramento Kings.

10:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Wichita State vs. Notre Dame winner in Maui Invitational final from Hawaii.

12:30 a.m. (Thursday), ESPN2 — NCAA men: UNLV vs. Utah in MGM Grand Main Event final from Las Vegas.

Golf

8 p.m., Golf Channel — Australasia PGA: Australian Open from Sydney.

1 a.m. (Thursday), Golf Channel — European PGA: Hong Kong Open from Fanling.

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN, WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: Boston Bruins at New Jersey Devils.

7:30 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Tampa Bay Lightning.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., FS1 — UEFA Champions League: Barcelona at Juventus.

Tennis

3 p.m., Tennis Channel — WTA: Hawaii Open from Honolulu.

11 p.m., Tennis Channel — WTA: Hawaii Open from Honolulu.