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.

UConn men fight to the finish in loss to No. 9 Houston

UConn's Tarin Smith, center, is pressured by Houston's Corey Davis Jr., left, Galen Robinson Jr., back center, and DeJon Jarreau, right, during the first half Thursday night's 71-63 loss to the No. 9 Cougars at the XL Center in Hartford. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Small victories are taking the place of bigger ones for the UConn basketball program. In their current state, the Huskies can compete with but not beat top 10 ranked teams.

Younger Huskies giving Hurley hope for the future

These UConn men's basketball players, especially the younger ones, are far removed from the program's basketball glory days. Yet expectations are that they'll eventually help restore the Huskies to elite status with coach Dan Hurley in charge.

UConn men to play two-game series with Florida

UConn and Florida, two men's basketball programs that met in the 2014 NCAA national semifinals, have agreed to play a home and home series.

No. 4 UConn pulls away to rout No. 11 South Carolina 97-79

UConn's Katie Lou Samuelson and South Carolina's Tyasha Harris (52) collide as they dive after a loose ball durint the second half on Monday night at the XL Center in Hartford. The No. 4 Huskies pulled away in the second half for a 97-79 win over the No. 11 Gamecocks. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Napheesa Collier finished with 31 points, 16 rebounds and six assists and Katie Lou Samuelson had 29 points in No. 4 UConn's 97-79 victory over No. 11 South Carolina.

COLUMNS

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UCONN

UConn men fall to Memphis, 78-71

Antwann Jones Jr. of Memphis, left, goes up for a shot against UConn's Sidney Wilson during Sunday's game at Memphis, Tenn.  (Brad Vest/The Commercial Appeal via AP)

Kyvon Davenport scored 26 points, Tyler Harris and Jeremiah Martin added 12 each and Memphis held off a late push to defeat UConn 78-71 on Sunday.

Collier leads No. 5 UConn women to 109-74 win over Temple

UConn's Crystal Dangerfield takes off after intercepting a pass during the first half of the No. 5 Huskies' 109-75 win over Temple on Saturday in Storrs. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Napheesa Collier tied a season-high with 30 points, leading No. 5 UConn to a 109-74 rout of Temple

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

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Career high 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.

PROFESSIONAL

Durant leads Team LeBron to victory in NBA All-Star Game

Team LeBron's Kevin Durant, of the Golden State Warriors works against Team Giannis during the second half of Sunday's NBA All-Star Game at Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Kevin Durant had 31 points and seven rebounds, LeBron James added 19 points and Team LeBron overcame a big game from Giannis Antetokounmpo to defeat Team Giannis 178-164 on Sunday night in the All-Star game.

Canadian women beat U.S. 2-0 to win inaugural Rivalry Series

The inaugural Rivalry Series was created to give Canada and the United States another opportunity to put the world's best female hockey teams on the ice together.

ON THE AIR

Basketball

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Boston University at Holy Cross.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Virginia at Virginia Tech.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Notre Dame at North Carolina State.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Alcorn State at Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

8 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Illinois at Wisconsin.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Kansas State at West Virginia.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Oregon at Oregon State.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Texas Christian at Oklahoma State.

Hockey

7:30 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at Columbus Blue Jackets.

10 p.m., NESN, NBCSN — NHL: Boston Bruins at San Jose Sharks.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund at FC Nurnberg.

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.