State friend Quinnipiac up next for No. 1 UConn in NCAA tourney

Quinnipiac coach Tricia Fabbri huddles with her team during Saturday's 86-72 win over Miami in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Storrs. The No. 9 Bobcats play top-seeded UConn in the second round on Monday night at Gampel Pavilion. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

Perhaps it's because he sees a little of himself in her that UConn coach Geno Auriemma has so much respect for his counterpart from Quinnipiac University, coach Tricia Fabbri, even going so far as to don a Quinnipiac T-shirt during last year's NCAA...

NCAA women's basketball tournament roundup

Tennessee's Mercedes Russell shoots as she is defended by Oregon State's Marie Gulich (21), Mikayla Pivec (0) and Kat Tudor in the second half of Sunday's NCAA Tournament second-round game in Knoxville, Tenn. Oregon State won, 66-59. (Wade Payne/AP Photo)

Tennessee lost for the first time at home in women's NCAA Tournament history when Marie Gulich had 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead sixth-seeded Oregon State to a 66-59 win

UConn's Auriemma has an answer for naysayers following 88-point victory

UConn coach Geno Auriemma watches from the sideline during the Huskies' record-setting 140-52 victory over St. Francis (Pa.) in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday in Storrs. UConn plays Quinnipiac in the second round on Monday night. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

The disparaging comments by social media commentators were swift to follow after top-seeded and unbeaten UConn's 140-52 dismantling Saturday of Saint Francis (Pa.) during the first round of the NCAA women's basketball tournament at Gampel Pavilion.

One for the record books as UConn beats Saint Francis 140-52

UConn stars Katie Lou Samuelson (33), Gabby Williams (15), Kia Nurse (11) and Azurá Stevens (23) enjoyed the view from the bench in the fourth quarter as the Huskies set NCAA tournament records for points in a quarter (55), a half (94) and a game (140) en route to a 140-52 win over Saint Francis (Pa.) in the opening round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday in Storrs. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

The game plan for No. 16 Saint Francis against No. 1 UConn: run. That resulted in a record-setting 140-point performance for UConn on the way to a first-round NCAA tournament victory.

Quinnipiac women oust Miami for second straight year

Miami's Mykea Gray has her shot blocked by Quinnipiac's Aryn McClure during the second half of Saturday's NCAA Tournament first-round game in Storrs. Quinnipiac won, 86-72, knocking the Hurricanes out of the tournament for the second straight season. (Stephen Dunn/AP Photo)

Jen Fay led a balanced ninth-seeded Quinnipiac attack with 19 points and the Bobcats beat Miami 86-72 on Saturday, eliminating the Hurricanes from the women's NCAA Tournament for a second consecutive season


Lancer Nation: There's nothing quite like it

The smartest person in America Sunday morning would have been a burglar in Waterford. Because...


NCAA women's basketball tournament roundup

Buffalo's Cierra Dillard drives around South Florida's Maria Jespersen and Alyssa Rader to attempt a shot during Saturday's NCAA Tournament first-round game in Tallahassee, Fla. Dillard scored a career-high 36 points as the 11th-seeded Bison upset No. 6 South Florida, 102-79. (Steve Cannon/AP Photo)

Cierra Dillard scored a career-high 36 points and No. 11 seed Buffalo got its first women's NCAA Tournament victory as it defeated sixth-seeded South Florida 102-79 in a first-round Albany Regional game

Auriemma: An upset is always on your mind

UConn coach Geno Auriemma shakes hands with Saint Francis (Pa.) coach Joe Haigh after the top-seeded Huskies had a record-setting day during a 140-52 rout in the opening round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday in Storrs. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UConn women's coach Geno Auriemma was asleep Friday night when 16th-seeded Maryland Baltimore County defeated No. 1 Virginia for the biggest upset in the history of NCAA tournament men's basketball.


11th-seeded Syracuse beats third-seeded Michigan State 55-53

Michigan State's Xavier Tillman and Syracuse's Matthew Moyer battle for a rebound during the first half of Sunday's NCAA Tournament second-round game in Detroit. The 11th-seeded Orange upset No. 3 Michigan State, 55-53. (Paul Sancya/AP Photo)

Tyus Battle had 17 points and Oshae Brissett scored 15, lifting 11th-seeded Syracuse to a 55-53 win over third-seeded Michigan State on Sunday and into the NCAA Tournament's round of 16

Loyola-Chicago savoring sweet NCAAs after grassroots rebuild

Loyola-Chicago's bench celebrates after Bruno Skokna made 3-pointer against Tennessee in the second half of Saturday's NCAA Tournament second-round game in Dallas. The 11th-seeded Ramblers upset No. 3 Tennessee, 63-62. (Tony Gutierrez/AP Photo)

Loyola-Chicago coach Porter Moser wants his players to savor every moment of the NCAA Tournament


Local roundup: UConn baseball team beats St. John's 3-1

Issac Feldstein's two-run triple in the sixth inning helped rally UConn to a 3-1 baseball victory over St. John's on Sunday, helping the Huskies win the rubber game of a three-game weekend series with the Red Storm.

Avery Point women finish third in NJCAA Div. III basketball tourney

Tatyana LaFrance Boyce finished her UConn Avery Point career in style, scoring 26 points while adding 10 rebounds and eight steals as the Pointers rallied to beat Northland (Wis.) 90-84 in the third-place consolation game at the NJCAA Division III...

Local roundup: Fitch's Marcolina third in 50 free at Open to earn all-state honors

John Marcolina, a member of the Fitch/Stonington/Ledyard/Norwich Tech cooperative program, earned all-state honors with a third-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle during Saturday's State Open swimming championship meet at Yale University.


Del Potro edges Federer in three sets to win Indian Wells title

Juan Martin del Potro kisses the trophy after defeating Roger Federer 6-4, 7-6 (8), 7-6 (2) to win the BNP Paribas Open men's final in Indian Wells, Calif. (Mark J. Terrill/AP Photo)

Juan Martin del Potro rallied from three match points down in the third set and beat top-ranked Roger Federer 6-4, 7-6 (8), 7-6 (2) to win the BNP Paribas Open and hand the Swiss superstar his first loss of the year.

NBA roundup

Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook, center, grabs an offensive rebound in front of the Raptors Jonas Valanciunas as the Thunder's Paul George and Raptors' Kyle Lowry look on during the second half of Sunday's game in Toronto. Westbrook had 37 points, 14 assists and 13 rebounds as Oklahoma City won, 132-125, snapping Toronto's winning streak at 11. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press/AP Photo)

Westbrook has fifth straight triple-double as Thunder beat Raptors 132-125 for sixth straight victory, snap Toronto's streak at 11



1 p.m., MLB Network — Spring training: New York Mets at Houston Astros from Palm Beach, Fla.

4 p.m., MLB Network — Spring training: Chicago White Sox at Arizona Diamondbacks from Scottsdale, Ariz.

9 p.m., MLB Network — Spring training: Colorado Rockies at Texas Rangers from Surprise, Ariz.


6:30 p.m., ESPN2, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA women: Quinnipiac at UConn in Division I tournament. (Channel will switch out to three other games)

7 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at Cleveland Cavaliers.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NIT men: Stanford at Oklahoma State.

7:30 p.m., MSG — NBA: Chicago Bulls at New York Knicks.

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

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Division I tournament coverage. (Channel will feature four games)

9 p.m., ESPNU — NIT men: Louisiana State at Utah.

9:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs.

11 p.m., ESPNU — NIT men: Washington at Saint Mary's.

11:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NIT men: Western Kentucky at Southern California.


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


7 p.m., NESN — NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets at Boston Bruins.

8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Los Angeles Kings at Minnesota Wild.