Freshmen abound as UConn women take on Buffalo in NCAA second round

UConn freshman Christyn Williams is fouled by East Carolina's LaShonda Monk in the AAC tournament quarterfinal on March 9 at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Now, with No. 2-seeded UConn heading into the second round of the NCAA tournament at Gampel Pavilion on Sunday against No. 10 Buffalo (7 p.m., ESPN), coach Geno Auriemma has some company in his story-telling with Buffalo coach Felisha Legette-Jack.

Buffalo's Legette-Jack, UConn's Auriemma have a mutual admiration society

UConn starters, from left, Katie Lou Samuelson, Napheesa Collier, Crystal Dangerfield, Christyn Williams, and Megan Walker cheer as reserve Molly Bent, not pictured, hits a three pointer against Towson in Friday's NCAA tournament game at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Storrs — Felisha Legette-Jack says she's doesn't have a "hey, Geno, what's up?" relationship with UConn coach Geno Auriemma. But Legette-Jack, in her seventh season as head coach of the University of Buffalo women's basketball team,...

Black Wolves fall in Philadelphia 13-8

Joe Resetarits and Tyler Digby each had hat tricks for the New England Black Wolves but it was not enough as they fell to the Philadelphia Wings 13-8 in a National Lacrosse League game at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night.

Bruins clinch playoff berth with 7-3 win over Panthers

Noel Acciari of the Boston Bruins, center, celebrates with teammate Brandon Carlo (25), David Backes, second from left, Connor Clifton (75) and Joakim Nordstrom, right, after scoring a goal against the Florida Panthers during the first period of Saturday's game at Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand and Zdeno Chara each had a goal and an assist help the Boston Bruins clinch a playoff berth with a 7-3 win over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.

Local roundup: Coast Guard, Mitchell win in OT in men's lacrosse

Anthony Wyler scored the game-winning goal with 11 seconds remaining in overtime to lead Coast Guard to a 12-11 win over Merchant Marine in a men's lacrosse game on Saturday.



If you think nobody wants to play in Buffalo, you don't know Jack

We know of good wings, the Bills and baby, it’s cold outside.


Auto Racing

1:30 p.m., NBCSN — IndyCar Classic from Austin, Texas.

2 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup STP 500 from Martinsville, Va.


1 p.m., SNY, WCBS (880-AM) — Exhibition: Washington Nationals at New York Mets from Port St. Lucie, Fla.

9 p.m., MLB Network — Exhibition: Los Angeles Dodgers at Los Angeles Angels.


Noon, ESPN2 — NCAA women: Michigan at Louisville in Division I tournament.

Noon, MSG — NBA: Los Angeles Clippers at New York Knicks.

12:10 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Iowa vs. Tennessee in Division I tournament from Columbus, Ohio.

2 p.m., ESPN — NIT men: Wichita State at Clemson.

2 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Division I tournament coverage.

2:40 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: North Carolina vs. Washington in Division I tournament from Columbus, Ohio.

4 p.m., ESPN — NIT men: Xavier at Texas.

5:15 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Duke vs. Central Florida in Division I tournament from Columbia, S.C.

6:10 p.m., TNT — NCAA men: Buffalo vs. Texas Tech in Division I tournament from Tulsa, Okla.

7 p.m., ESPN, WXLM (980-AM) — NCAA women: Buffalo at UConn in Division I tournament.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Arizona State at Miami in Division I tournament.

7:10 p.m., TBS — NCAA men: Liberty vs. Virginia Tech in Division I tournament from San Jose, Calif.

7:30 p.m., ESPNU — NIT men: Harvard at North Carolina State.

7:30 p.m., NBCSB, NBA TV — NBA: San Antonio Spurs at Boston Celtics.

7:45 p.m., truTV — NCAA men: Oklahoma vs. Virginia in Division I tournament from Columbia, S.C.

8:40 p.m., TNT — NCAA men: Houston vs. Ohio State in Division I tournament from Tulsa, Okla.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA women: Clemson at Mississippi State in Division I tournament.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Indiana at Oregon in Division I tournament.

9:30 p.m., ESPNU — NIT men: Texas Christian at Nebraska.

9:40 p.m., TBS — NCAA men: Oregon vs. UC Irvine in Division I tournament from San Jose, Calif.


6 p.m., FS1 — PBC Fight Night preliminaries followed by Lamont Peterson vs. Sergey Lipinets in a wetlerweight bout from Oxon Hill, Md.


11:30 p.m., NBCSN — World Women's Championship final from Silkeborg, Denmark. (taped today) 


4 p.m., CBSSN — AAF: San Diego Fleet at Arizona Hotshots.

8 p.m., NFL Network — AAF: Birmingham Iron at Memphis Express.


1 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Valspar Championship from Palm Harbor, Fla.

3 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — PGA: Valspar Championship from Palm Harbor, Fla.

6 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Founders Cup from Phoenix.


Noon, Chs. 10, 30 — NHL: Philadelphia Flyers at Washington Capitals.

8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Colorado Avalanche at Chicago Blackhawks.


1 p.m., NESN — NCAA women: Yale at Harvard.

2 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Duke at Syracuse.


2 p.m., CBSSN — MLR: Glendale Raptors at Rugby United New York.


Noon, ESPN — NCAA: Louisiana State at Georgia.

Noon, ESPNU — NCAA: Arkansas at Tennessee. 

4 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Oklahoma State at Baylor.

4 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: South Carolina-Upstate at Longwood.


4 p.m., NBCSB — MLS: FC Cincinnati at New England Revolution. 


11 a.m., Tennis Channel — Miami Open. 

7 p.m., Tennis Channel — Miami Open.



Local roundup: Conn College, Coast Guard women's swimming set school records at D-III championships

Olivia Haskell anchored the 800-yard freestyle relay to a fifth-place finish in a school-record time of of 7 minutes, 26.75 seconds to lead the Connecticut College women’s swimming team on the third day of the NCAA Division III Championships.

Black Wolves head to Philadelphia on a high note

For a team coming off a loss, the New England Black Wolves have a lot to be cheerful about headed into Saturday night's game at Philadelphia (7 p.m.)


Sale, Red Sox agree to deal adding $145 million to contract

Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale (41) works during a spring training game against the Atlanta Braves on March 16 at Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Ace left-hander Chris Sale and the Boston Red Sox agreed to a new contract Saturday that guarantees an additional $145 million from 2020 to 2024.

Strome, Georgiev help Rangers beat Maple Leafs 2-1 in OT

New York Rangers right wing Pavel Buchnevich (89) celebrates his goal with teammate Kevin Shattenkirk (22) during the third period of Saturday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Ryan Strome scored 1:48 into overtime as the New York Rangers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 Saturday night to snap a five-game losing streak.

Busch grabs win No. 201 with another Truck Series victory

Kyle Busch remained undefeated in the Truck Series this season with yet another victory Saturday at Martinsville Speedway.

Logano leads pack of Fords to front at Martinsville Speedway

Joey Logano led a Ford sweep at Martinsville Speedway with another pole-winning run for Team Penske.


UConn rolls in NCAA tourney opener as Samuelson returns

UConn's Katie Lou Samuelson beats Towson's Maia Lee (25) to the rebound in Friday's NCAA tournament game at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The No. 2 Huskies showered first-time NCAA participant Towson, the 15th seed, with 15 3-point field goals on the way to a 110-61 victory before 4,159 fans Friday at Gampel Pavilion.

First-time NCAA participants such as Towson bring back the memories for UConn's Auriemma

UConn's Crystal Dangerfield battles Towson's Kiona Jeter for the ball in the first half of Friday's NCAA women's basketball tournament game at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The circumstances, the aura, has changed surrounding the UConn women's basketball team since the night in 1989 when the Huskies made their NCAA tournament debut.

NCAA women's basketball tournament roundup

Louisville's Sam Fuehring (3) battles Robert Morris' Nia Adams for a rebound during the first half of Friday's NCAA tournament first-round game in Louisville, Ky. The top-seeded Cardinals won, 69-34. (Timothy D. Easley/AP Photo)

Jordan Roundtree hit a free throw after being fouled with 1.1 seconds left in overtime and seventh-seeded Missouri beat Drake 77-76 on Friday to advance to the NCAA Tournament's round of 32 for the third time in four years.


Florida State slams Morant and Murray State 90-62 in NCAAs

Ja Morant dazzled for a half, but the star point guard and 12th-seeded Murray State got run out of the NCAA Tournament by Florida State.

NCAA women's basketball roundup

Bethune-Cookman's Camary Harris (1) looks to pass around Notre Dame's Abby Prohaska (12) during Saturday's NCAA tournament game at South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

Arike Ogunbowale scored 23 points and teammate Jessica Shepard had a double-double as No. 1 seed Notre Dame beat 16th-seed Bethune-Cookman.

Hemphill, Dillard lead 10 seed Buffalo over Rutgers 82-71

Buffalo's Summer Hemphill (0) shoots over Rutgers' Zipporah Broughton (1) and Stasha Carey (35) in NCAA tournament action on Friday at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Summer Hemphill scored 23 points and Cierra Dillard added 20 as 10th seeded Buffalo upset seventh-seeded Rutgers 82-71 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday.