Waterford caps 'Run to the Sun' with 90-67 state championship win over Avon

Waterford's Liam Spellman (10) and Ryan O'Connell (33) join teammates in storming the court after they won the CIAC Division III boys' basketball title on Sunday morning with a 90-67 win over Avon at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Fingerprints of the entire Waterford High School boys' basketball team were all over its CIAC Division III state championship victory on Sunday.

Waterford routs Avon 90-67 in CIAC Division III boys' basketball final

Mohegan — Mikey Buscetto scored 27 points in his final game as second-seeded Waterford cruised to a 90-67 victory over No. 9 Avon in Sunday morning's CIAC Division III boys' basketball tournament championship game at Mohegan Sun...

Eastern CT Eagles win Div. III championship for first state hockey title

Eastern Connecticut Eagles teammates pile on goalie Rylin Fowler after defeating Tri-Town 7-3 in the CIAC Division III hockey final on Saturday at Yale University's Ingalls Rink. It was the first title in program history for the Eagles, a cooperative program of eight local schools. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

As the season progressed, the Eastern Connecticut Eagles started to believe winning the program's first CIAC Division III state title was more possible than improbable.

CIAC hoop finals: Immaculate boys win Div. II title

Quinn Guth scored a game-high 18 points, going making 4 of 5 3-pointers, as second-seeded Immaculate of Danbury rolled to a 53-34 victory over No. 9 Amity in the CIAC Division II final on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Waterford boys take short trip to Sun to play Avon for CIAC Div. III basketball title

Waterford High School's memorable season has landed them at the culimination game, Sunday's CIAC Division I boys' basketball championship against Avon at Mohegan Sun Arena.



Dancing around That Little Voice Inside My Head

It was not going well. The choppy steps, coordination (or lack thereof), rhythm (or lack thereof)...


Hurley expected to make a decision on Wednesday

Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley disagrees with a foul called during the first half of Saturday's NCAA tournament game against Duke at Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Will Hurley pick UConn, Pittsburgh, or stay at Rhode Island where he's rebuilt the basketball program over the last six years?

Defense sparks Huskies past Quinnipiac, 71-46

UConn's Napheesa Collier splits the defense of Quinnipiac's Carly Fabbri, left, and Paula Strautmaine in the second half of the second round NCAA tournament game on Monday at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Compared to Saturday's first-round NCAA tournament game for UConn, which yielded a 140-point performance by the Huskies, this one was a defensive standoff.

UConn pushing to make Hurley the program's next basketball coach

Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley takes questions during a news conference on March 14 at Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

ESPN reported that Hurley talked to both UConn and Pittsburgh on Monday and he plans to make a decision after meeting with URI athletic director Thorr Bjorn on Tuesday.


Loyola returns home for Sweet 16 prep as talk of Chicago

Loyola's Clayton Custer and teammates greet fans as they welcome the Ramblers back to campus on Sunday in Chicago, after the team advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament in their first appearance since 1985. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/AP Photo)

Loyola-Chicago is getting ready to face Nevada after two breathtaking victories, a run that has captivated college basketball and turned a 98-year-old team chaplain into a quasi-celebrity

Nova's Wright, 76ers' Brown formed friendship in West Bank

At left, Philadelphia head coach Brett Brown smiles during the second half of a March 11 game against Brooklyn at Barclays Center. At right, Villanova head coach Jay Wright reacts in the final minute of the first half of game against Hofstra on Dec. 22, 2017 in Uniondale, N.Y. Wright has a fan in Brown. The two bonded on a trip to the Middle East and have stayed close as each built their programs in their own way. (Julio Cortez/AP Photo)

The bond that connects Jay Wright and Brett Brown was forged on the West Bank where the Philly coaches taught basketball on floors lined with rubble, bent rims and no nets

Oklahoma's Trae Young leaving for NBA after freshman season

Oklahoma's Trae Young shoots after getting past Rhode Island's Cyril Langevine during the second half of an NCAA tournament first-round game on March 15 in Pittsburgh. Rhode Island won 83-78 in overtime. (Keith Srakocic/AP Photo)

Oklahoma star Trae Young is leaving for the NBA after a standout freshman season that ended with him leading the nation in scoring and assists


Local college notes

Two Coast Guard Academy athletes earned weekly honors from the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference.

Local college roundup: UConn tops CCSU in baseball

Thad Phillips' three-run homer capped a four-run top of the 10th inning as UConn beat Central Connecticut State 7-3 in a nonleague baseball game on Tuesday.

Local college roundup: Conn College rolls to men's lacrosse win

Maxx Trotsky scored two goals and had two assists as No. 20 Connecticut College beat Johnson & Wales 19-2 in a nonleague men's lacrosse game on Monday.


Marcus Morris' 3 lifts Celtics over Thunder, 100-99

Celtics forward Marcus Morris (13) and fans celebrate his game-winning 3-point shot in Tuesday's game against the Thunder at Boston. The Celtics won 100-99. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Marcus Morris made a 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds left and the Boston Celtics stunned the Oklahoma City Thunder 100-99 on Tuesday night.

Matchups get managed, even in meaningless spring games

Baltimore manager Buck Showalter, center right, stands on the mound after relieving starting pitcher Dylan Bundy in the third inning of a March 2 exhibition game against Pittsburgh in Sarasota, Fla. Even in spring training, when wins and losses are meaningless, managers are always hunting for significant matchups. That’s especially true along the Gulf Coast, where four AL East rivals train within about two hours of each other. (John Minchillo/AP Photo)

Matchups get managed, even in otherwise meaningless spring training games



1 p.m., ESPN2 — Spring training: Houston Astros at Washington Nationals from Palm Beach, Fla.

4 p.m., MLB Network — Spring training:  Chicago Cubs at Texas Rangers from Surprise, Ariz.


7 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Toronto Raptors at Cleveland Cavaliers.

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA women: Central Missouri vs. Union (Tenn.) in Division II semifinal from Sioux Falls, S.D.

7:30 p.m., MSG — NBA: New York Knicks at Miami Heat.

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

8 p.m., ESPN2 — NIT: Western Kentucky at Oklahoma State in a quarterfinal.

9:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Washington Wizards at San Antonio Spurs.

9:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA women: Ashland vs. Indiana (Pa.) in Division II semifinal from Sioux Falls, S.D.

10 p.m., ESPN2 — NIT: Utah at Saint Mary's in a quarterfinal.


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

Figure Skating

Noon, NBCSN — World Championships women's short program from Milan. (taped today)


2 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Dell Technologies Match Play from Austin, Texas.


8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Boston Bruins at St. Louis Blues.


11 a.m., Tennis Channel — Miami Open.

7 p.m., Tennis Channel — Miami Open.