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State friend Quinnipiac up next for No. 1 UConn in NCAA tourney

Quinnipiac coach Tricia Fabbri huddles with her team during Saturday's 86-72 win over Miami in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Storrs. The No. 9 Bobcats play top-seeded UConn in the second round on Monday night at Gampel Pavilion. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

Perhaps it's because he sees a little of himself in her that UConn coach Geno Auriemma has so much respect for his counterpart from Quinnipiac University, coach Tricia Fabbri, even going so far as to don a Quinnipiac T-shirt during last year's NCAA...

UConn's Auriemma has an answer for naysayers following 88-point victory

UConn coach Geno Auriemma watches from the sideline during the Huskies' record-setting 140-52 victory over St. Francis (Pa.) in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday in Storrs. UConn plays Quinnipiac in the second round on Monday night. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

The disparaging comments by social media commentators were swift to follow after top-seeded and unbeaten UConn's 140-52 dismantling Saturday of Saint Francis (Pa.) during the first round of the NCAA women's basketball tournament at Gampel Pavilion.


Texas A&M stuns reigning champ North Carolina 86-65 in NCAA second round

Texas A&M's Tyler Davis, right, blocks a shot by North Carolina's Luke Maye during the second half of Sunday's NCAA Tournament second-round game in Charlotte, N.C. The seventh-seeded Aggies battered second-seeded North Carolina, 86-65, to eliminate the defending national champions from the tourney. (Bob Leverone/AP Photo)

Reigning national champion North Carolina sputtered to the worst NCAA Tournament loss of Roy Williams' career on Sunday night, overpowered in its home state by Texas A&M

11th-seeded Syracuse beats third-seeded Michigan State 55-53

Michigan State's Xavier Tillman and Syracuse's Matthew Moyer battle for a rebound during the first half of Sunday's NCAA Tournament second-round game in Detroit. The 11th-seeded Orange upset No. 3 Michigan State, 55-53. (Paul Sancya/AP Photo)

Tyus Battle had 17 points and Oshae Brissett scored 15, lifting 11th-seeded Syracuse to a 55-53 win over third-seeded Michigan State on Sunday and into the NCAA Tournament's round of 16


Local roundup: UConn baseball team beats St. John's 3-1

Issac Feldstein's two-run triple in the sixth inning helped rally UConn to a 3-1 baseball victory over St. John's on Sunday, helping the Huskies win the rubber game of a three-game weekend series with the Red Storm.

Avery Point women finish third in NJCAA Div. III basketball tourney

Tatyana LaFrance Boyce finished her UConn Avery Point career in style, scoring 26 points while adding 10 rebounds and eight steals as the Pointers rallied to beat Northland (Wis.) 90-84 in the third-place consolation game at the NJCAA Division III...

Local roundup: Fitch's Marcolina third in 50 free at Open to earn all-state honors

John Marcolina, a member of the Fitch/Stonington/Ledyard/Norwich Tech cooperative program, earned all-state honors with a third-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle during Saturday's State Open swimming championship meet at Yale University.


Anthony Davis leads Pelicans past Celtics 108-89

New Orleans forward Anthony Davis dunks over Boston center Greg Monroe during the Pelicans' 108-89 win in New Orleans on Sunday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Anthony Davis had 34 points and 11 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the hobbled Boston Celtics 108-89

NBA roundup

Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook, center, grabs an offensive rebound in front of the Raptors Jonas Valanciunas as the Thunder's Paul George and Raptors' Kyle Lowry look on during the second half of Sunday's game in Toronto. Westbrook had 37 points, 14 assists and 13 rebounds as Oklahoma City won, 132-125, snapping Toronto's winning streak at 11. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press/AP Photo)

Westbrook has fifth straight triple-double as Thunder beat Raptors 132-125 for sixth straight victory, snap Toronto's streak at 11



1 p.m., MLB Network — Spring training: New York Mets at Houston Astros from Palm Beach, Fla.

4 p.m., MLB Network — Spring training: Chicago White Sox at Arizona Diamondbacks from Scottsdale, Ariz.

9 p.m., MLB Network — Spring training: Colorado Rockies at Texas Rangers from Surprise, Ariz.


6:30 p.m., ESPN2, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA women: Quinnipiac at UConn in Division I tournament. (Channel will switch out to three other games)

7 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at Cleveland Cavaliers.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NIT men: Stanford at Oklahoma State.

7:30 p.m., MSG — NBA: Chicago Bulls at New York Knicks.

7:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Memphis Grizzlies at Brooklyn Nets.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Division I tournament coverage. (Channel will feature four games)

9 p.m., ESPNU — NIT men: Louisiana State at Utah.

9:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs.

11 p.m., ESPNU — NIT men: Washington at Saint Mary's.

11:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NIT men: Western Kentucky at Southern California.


2 p.m., NBCSN — Japan vs. United States in Women's World Championship from North Bay, Ontario.


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

8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Los Angeles Kings at Minnesota Wild.


Poole named new Sun assistant

Brandi Poole was officially announced Tuesday as the new assistant coach for the Connecticut Sun. Poole, a Texas Tech assistant, was an assistant under Sun head coach Curt Miller for 13 years in the collegiate ranks.