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.



The CIAC got it right in basketball, but there's more work to do

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, the state’s governing body for high...


Dan Hurley seen as a home run hire for UConn

Rhode Island head coach Dan Hurley disagrees with a foul called during the first half of an NCAA men's college basketball tournament second-round game against Duke, in Pittsburgh, Saturday, March 17, 2018. Duke won 87-62. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Hurley was UConn's top target after they fired coach Kevin Ollie. He also interviewed at Pittsburgh, which reportedly offered him more than $3 million a year.

Buffalo women take lead from bold, boisterous Legette-Jack

Buffalo head coach Felisha Legette-Jack reacts to a foul call during the second half of the Mid-American Conference tournament championship game on March 10 in Cleveland. Once her coaching career collapsed at Indiana, and Legette-Jack considered walking away from basketball entirely, she made one promise if ever another opportunity arose. Upon being hired to take over Buffalo's flagging women's basketball program in 2012, Legette-Jack vowed she was going to be her bold, brash, boisterous self rather than attempt fitting someone else's prim and boxy notion of how a coach is supposed to behave.

In six years, Felisha Legette-Jack has gone from nearly walking away from basketball to coaching a boisterous and self-proclaimed, "quirky," Buffalo women's basketball team to a Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA Tournament

Wolfpack relish ride to Sweet 16 matchup vs. Mississippi St

North Carolina State's Kiara Leslie (11) celebrates with her teammates following their 74-60 win over Maryland in Sunday's NCAA tournament second-round game in Raleigh, N.C. (Ben McKeown/AP Photo)

Few people expected North Carolina State to be in the Sweet 16 opposite Mississippi State when the season began, but they will meet Friday night in Kansas City


Noles roll: Florida State beats Gonzaga 75-60 in third NCAA upset

Florida State's Terance Mann shoots against Gonzaga's Johnathan Williams during the second half of Thursday's NCAA tournament regional semifinal in Los Angeles. Florida State won, 75-60. (Alex Gallardo/AP Photo)

Terance Mann scored 18 points and the ninth-seeded Seminoles advanced to the Elite Eight with a 75-60 victory over Gonzaga

Loyola continues improbable NCAA run with 69-68 win over Nevada

Loyola of Chicago guard Marques Townes (5) celebrates after hitting a late 3-pointer to lift the Ramblers to a 69-68 win over Nevada in the South Regional semifinal in Atlanta on Thursday night and a spot in the NCAA tournament's Elite Eight. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Marques Townes scores 18 points, including 3-pointer with 6.3 seconds remaining, to lead Loyola past Nevada 69-68

Michigan cruises into Elite Eight with 99-72 win over Texas A&M

Michigan guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman (12) drives past Texas A&M center Tyler Davis (34) during the Wolverines' easy 99-72 win over the Aggies in Thursday's West Regional semifinal in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae Hong)

This one was easy for Michigan. The Wolverines rolled past Texas A&M 99-72


Local roundup: CGA men hand N.Y. Maritime first lacrosse loss

Waterford basketball coach Bill Bassett waves the net to conclude a net-cutting assembly with the student body on Thursday morning at the Francis X. Sweeney Fieldhouse. The Lancers won the CIAC Division III state title on Sunday morning, but were unable to take the traditional cutting of the net due to additional games being played at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Riley McNulty had three goals and four assists as Coast Guard Academy outlasted New York Maritime 12-8 in a non-conference men's lacrosse game on Thursday night.

Black Wolves play back-to-back games to stay in the playoff race

The New England Black Wolves, meanwhile, lead the National Lacrosse League Eastern Division with a record of 6-5 and still face a grueling finish to their 18-game regular-season schedule if they wish to make their third straight playoff appearance.

Local roundup: Conn, Coast Guard swimmers earn honorable mention All-America honors

Coast Guard Academy sophomore Joe Rodriguez earned honorable mention All-America honors and was part of the 200 medley relay which did the same to highlight the first day of the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships on Wednesday.


NHL roundup

The Flyers' Travis Konecny reacts after scoring during the second period of Thursday's game against the Rangers in Philadelphia. The Flyers won, 4-3. (Matt Slocum/AP Photo)

Travis Konecny scored twice, Claude Giroux had three assists and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the New York Rangers 4-3 on Thursday night.

Spieth, Reed to face each other in Match Play

Tony Finau watches his tee shot on the first hole during round-robin play at the Dell Technologies Match Play tournament on Thursday at Austin, Texas. Finau is 2-0. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed play some of their most spirited golf against one another in the Presidents Cup and Ryder Cup, remarkable only because they're on the same team.


Auto Racing

1 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Alpha Energy Solutions 250 practice from Martinsville, Va.

3 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Alpha Energy Solutions 250 final practice from Martinsville, Va.


1 p.m., ESPN, YES — Spring training: Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees from Tampa, Fla.

1 p.m., SNY — Spring training: St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets from Port St. Lucie, Fla.

4 p.m., MLB Network — Spring training: Cincinnati Reds at Colorado Rockies from Scottsdale, Ariz.

9:30 p.m., MLB Network — Spring training: Texas Rangers at San Diego Padres from Peoria, Ariz.


7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA women: Oregon State vs. Baylor in Division I tournament from Lexington, Ky.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: North Carolina State vs. Mississippi State in Division I tournament from Kansas City, Mo.

7 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Denver Nuggets at Washington Wizards.

7:07 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Clemson vs. Kansas in Division I tournament from Omaha, Neb.

7:27 p.m., TBS — NCAA men: Villanova vs. West Virginia in Division I tournament from Boston.

7:30 p.m., MSG — NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at New York Knicks.

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

8 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA women: Central Missouri vs. Ashland in Division II final from Sioux Falls, S.D.

9:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA women: Louisville vs. Stanford in Division I tournament from Lexington, Ky. (time approximate)

9:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: UCLA vs. Texas in Division I tournament from Kansas City, Mo. (time approximate)

9:37 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Duke vs. Syracuse in Division I tournament from Omaha, Neb. (time approximate)

9:57 p.m., TBS — NCAA men: Purdue vs. Texas Tech in Division I tournament from Boston. (time approximate)

10 p.m., NBCSB, NBA TV — NBA: Boston Celtics at Portland Trail Blazers.


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

Figure Skating

1:30 p.m., NBCSN — World Championships ice dance short program from Milan. (taped today)

3:30 p.m., NBCSN — World Championships women's free program from Milan. (taped today)


10:30 a.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Corales Resort Championship from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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

8:30 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Kia Classic from Carlsbad, Calif. (taped today)

10:30 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Rapiscan Systems Classic from Biloxi, Miss. (taped today) 


3 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Michigan Tech vs. Notre Dame in Division I tournament from Bridgeport.

4 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: St. Cloud State vs. Air Force in Division I tournament from Sioux Falls, S.D.

6:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Providence vs. Clarkson in Division I tournament from Bridgeport.

8:30 p.m., NESN — NHL: Boston Bruins at Dallas Stars.


10 p.m., NBCSN — English Permiership: Exeter at Bath. (taped today)


10:25 p.m., FS1 — Men's exhibition: Mexico vs. Iceland from Santa Clara, Calif.


11 a.m., Tennis Channel — Miami Open from Key Biscayne, Fla.

7 p.m., Tennis Channel — Miami Open from Key Biscayne, Fla.