Mitchell women's basketball on an NECC championship quest

Mitchell College advanced to the NECC women's basketball semifinals for the fifth time in the last six seasons after beating Elms College 66-49 in Tuesday's quarterfinals.

Seniors lead Mitchell men into NECC semifinals

Steffen Brunson and Domenico Santiago talk all the time about wanting to extend their Mitchell College basketball careers for as long as possible.

Local roundup: Montville boys win ECC D-II tournament opener

Colin Nickerson hit three clutch free throws in the closing seconds as eighth-seeded Montville held on for a 57-55 victory over No. 9 Windham in the opening round of the ECC Div. II boys' basketball tournament.

Local roundup: Leonard scores 1,000th point as East Lyme wins ECC D-I title again

Luke Leonard scored his 1,000th career point as East Lyme won its second straight ECC Division I boys' basketball championship with a 66-38 victory over Ledyard on Monday night.

Local college notes

A weekly look at The Day's local college programs as well as highlights from former local high school athletes who have continued their careers at colleges outside the region.

COLUMNS

New London marks the spot for X

Bacon coach Dave Shea alluded to Colchester resident Xariya Melendez, a senior at New London High,...

MORE LOCAL SPORTS

Career high from Crawford leads Black Wolves to 17-11 win over the (new) Wings

The New England Black Wolves used to be the Philadelphia Wings before moving their home to Mohegan Sun Arena in 2014 and reinventing themselves as part of the southeastern Connecticut landscape.

Local roundup: Conn's Haskell wins 100 freestyle at NESCAC swimming

Connecticut College senior Olivia Haskell won the 100-yard freestyle and was on a record-breaking relay team on Sunday at the New England Small College Athletic Conference women's swimming championships.

Black Wolves fall to Wings 14-10 at Philly

The New England Black Wolves lost the first half of their home-and-home series with the Philadelphia Wings, falling 14-10 in Saturday night's National Lacrosse League game.

UCONN

No. 3 UConn women host Memphis on Wednesday in XL Center finale

UConn plays its final game at the XL Center in Hartford on Wednesday night when the No. 3 Huskies host Memphis in an American Athletic Conference women's basketball game at 7 p.m.

Collier leads No. 4 UConn to rout of UCF

UConn forward Napheesa Collier (24) drives around Central Florida forward Masseny Kaba (5) during the second half of Sunday's game at Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

Naphessa Collier had 18 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and four steals to help No. 4 UConn rout UCF 78-41 on Sunday.

COLLEGES

Top 25 men's and women's basketball roundup

Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu goes up to shoot against Oregon State's Mikayla Pivec during the second quarter of Friday's game in Eugene, Ore. Ionescu had 29 points and nine assists to lead the No. 3 Ducks past ninth-ranked Oregon State, 77-68. (Chris Pietsch/AP Photo)

Sabrina Ionescu had 29 points and nine assists and No. 3 Oregon beat No. 9 Oregon State 77-68 for its 17th straight win

No. 1 Volunteers visit No. 5 Kentucky to start demanding stretch

Tennessee guard Admiral Schofield shoots as he's defended by South Carolina forward Maik Kotsar, left, and forward Chris Silva, right, during the second half of Wednesday's game in Knoxville, Tenn. Top-ranked Tennessee won, 85-73. (Wade Payne/AP photo)

No. 1 Tennessee has demanding late-season schedule starting with trip to No. 5 Kentucky

CT SUN

Sun having a quiet offseason

Connecticut Sun coach Curt Miller goes over strategy with point guard Jasmine Thomas during a game last season at Mohegan Sun Arena. Thomas recently re-signed and Miller, who also serves as general manager, has 12 players under contract. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

It’s been a relatively quiet offseason for the Connecticut Sun by pro sports standards. It resigned point guard Jasmine Thomas last week, giving them 12 players under contract who will comprise their 2019 roster, barring the unforeseen.

Jasmine Thomas re-signs with Sun

Connecticut Sun guard Jasmine Thomas drives to the basket against the Los Angeles Sparks in a WNBA game on Aug. 19, 2018 at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Point guard Jasmine Thomas has resigned with Connecticut Sun, the team announced Thursday. Thomas was named an All-Defensive first-team pick for the second year in a row last season, as chosen by WNBA coaches.

PROFESSIONAL

Rangers beat Hurricanes 2-1

Vladislav Namestnikov of the New York Rangers (90) congratulates goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) at the conclusion of Tuesday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, N.C. Namestnikov scored the winning goal. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)

Vladislav Namestikov scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, giving the New York Rangers a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.

Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92

In this Sept. 2, 1949, file photo, Brooklyn Dodgers catcher Roy Campanella, left, congratulates pitcher Don Newcombe after an 8-0 win against the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds in New York. (AP Photo/Matty Zimmern)

Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died. He was 92.

Manfred: Slow market may be 'much ado about nothing'

Rob Manfred, commissioner of Major League Baseball, speaks during a news conference on Feb. 8 at owners meetings in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred predicts top free agents will all get deals and the second slow free-agent market won't have lasting significance.

Celtics still figuring things out heading into stretch run

Kyrie Irving of the Boston Celtics sits on the bench during a game against the Detroit Pistons on Feb. 13 in Boston. Irving sat the game out with an injury. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Instead of solidifying themselves as the NBA champion Golden State Warriors' chief challenger, the Celtics come out of the All-Star break still with much to figure out — and trailing Milwaukee and Toronto in the East standings.

ON THE AIR

Basketball

6:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Villanova at Georgetown.

7 p.m., SNY, WXLM (980-AM) — NCAA women: Memphis at UConn from Hartford.

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Xavier at Seton Hall.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Louisville at Syracuse.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Florida at Louisiana State.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Tulane at Memphis.

7 p.m., NESN, YES — NCAA men: Boston College at North Carolina State.

8:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: St. John's at Providence.

9 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Butler at Marquette.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: North Carolina at Duke.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Stanford at Arizona State.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Wichita State at Tulsa.

9 p.m., NESN, YES — NCAA men: Pittsburgh at Georgia Tech.

11 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Nevada at San Diego State.

11 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: New Mexico at Utah State.

11 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Utah at Washington.

Golf

11 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Honda Thailand from Chonburi.

Hockey

7:30 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Detroit Red Wings.

10 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Boston Bruins at Vegas Golden Knights.

Soccer

3 p.m., TNT — Champions League: Juventus at Atletico Madrid.

Tennis

6 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Rio de Janeiro Open; ATP Open 13 from Marseille, France; WTA Duty Free Championships from Dubai; WTA Hungarian Ladies Open from Budapest; ATP Delray Beach Open from Florida.