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Coast Guard must continue to build on Fitzpatrick's positive work

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UCONN

UConn struggles, but eventually puts away Manhattan 61-46

UConn's Christian Vital, right, and Manhattan's Elijah Buchanan chase down a loose ball during the Huskies' 61-46 win on Saturday night in Storrs. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Saturday's rocky performance served as another reminder that UConn has much work to do in order to reach its goals this season.

UConn men return from exam break eager to return to winning ways

Florida State guard Trent Forrest (3) attempts to split the defense of UConn guards Jalen Adams, left, and Tarin Smith during last Saturday's game against the No. 1 Seminoles in Newark, N.J. The Huskies return from their exam break on Saturday to host Manhattan at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Exams end this weekend for the UConn men's basketball team, which resumes non-conference play with an 8 p.m. game on Saturday against Manhattan at Gampel Pavilion.

UConn's Hurley infusing a competitive spirit as part of his rebuilding plan

UConn head coach Dan Hurley reacts from sideline durint the first half of the Huskies' 79-71 loss to Florida State in Saturday's Never Forget Tribute Classic at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Part One of Dan Hurley's master rebuilding plan is devoted to infusing passion and energy into his basketball program. If accomplishing that plan requires Hurley be a fire-breathing dragon, so be it.

COLLEGES

Second chance: FIU's Anthony Jones reflective after shooting

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, file photo, Florida International wide receiver Anthony Jones (2) sprints toward the end zone while Indiana safety Jonathan Crawford (9) and other Indiana players trail behind during an NCAA college football game in Miami. Jones and a teammate were hurt in a drive-by shooting on Sept. 6, 2018. Jones' wounds have healed and he's playing in the Bahamas Bowl on Friday, Dec. 21, as FIU takes on Toledo. (Daniel A. Verala/Miami Herald via AP, File)

'A second chance': FIU's Anthony Jones speaks out about shooting, and his return to the field

AP All-America team: Tide leads with four of 10 CFP players

Alabama defensive back Deionte Thompson celebrates after Mississippi State place kicker Jace Christmann (47) missed a field goal-attempt during the first half of a Nov. 10 game in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Thompson was named to the 2018 AP All-America NCAA college football team on Monday. (Butch Dill/AP Photo)

Playoff semifinalists place 10 players on The Associated Press All-America first team, including four from No. 1 Alabama

Kansas back to No. 1 in Associated Press men's hoops poll

Kansas' Mitch Lightfoot celebrates after getting past New Mexico State's Ivan Aurrecoechea for a dunk during the second half of Saturday's game in Kansas City, Mo. Kansas won 63-60. (Charlie Riedel/AP Photo)

Preseason No. 1 Kansas is again the top-ranked team in the AP Top 25 following Gonzaga's loss to Tennessee

HIGH SCHOOL

H.S. swimming / 2018-19 preview capsules

Fitch's John Marcolina, The Day's 2017-18 All-Area Swimmer of the Year, returns to lead the Falcons' cooperative team that should challenge defending champion East Lyme for the Eastern Connecticut Conference title this season. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Following is a team-by-team capsule look at the 2018-19 high school swimming and diving season:

The Day's All-Area teams will be published beginning on Tuesday

As voted on by The Day's sports staff, the newspaper will name an All-Area team from our coverage area in eight different sports, with a Player of the Year honored in each.

No. 7 Notre Dame-West Haven rallies to beat East Lyme 64-61

Notre Dame of West Haven's Connor Raines (22) drives to the basket against East Lyme's Dev Ostrowski (5) during Saturday night's game at East Lyme. The No. 7 Green Knights overcame Ostrowski's 37 points to beat the Vikings 64-61. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Notre Dame of West Haven rallies from a 15-point deficit in the third quarter to beat East Lyme 64-61 in an entertaining non-conference boys' basketball opener on Saturday night.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Garcia leads T-More to victory

Jared Garcia scored 18 points to lead St. Thomas More to a 68-56 win over Montmorency College of Canada in a men's basketball game on Sunday.

Black Wolves lose opener to Georgia 16-12

Tyler Digby and Reilly O'Connor each had five points with a hat trick and two assists apiece, but the New England Black Wolves were beaten by the Georgia Swarm 16-12 in their NLL season opener.

Local roundup: Brennan scores 42 as Waterford wins season opener

JJ Brennan scored a career-high 42 points as Waterford opened its 2018-19 boys' basketball season with a 79-67 non-conference victory over McMahon on Saturday afternoon.

PROFESSIONAL

Patriots fall to the Steelers 17-10

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) and New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore (24) get in a shoving match during the second half of Sunday's game at Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Rookie running back Jaylen Samuels, making his second start in place of injured James Conner, ran for a career-high 142 yards and made a critical third-down reception in the fourth quarter as Pittsburgh snapped a three-game losing streak by holding...

NFL roundup

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, left, is hit after passing by San Francisco 49ers linebacker Fred Warner, right, and linebacker Elijah Lee, bottom, during the second half of Sunday's game at Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Mitchell Trubisky threw for two touchdowns, Eddie Jackson ended Aaron Rodgers' NFL-record streak without an interception and the Chicago Bears clinched the NFC North with a 24-17 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

NCAA basketball / top 25 roundup

Notre Dame's Jackie Young (5) drives against pressure from Binghamton's Carly Boland (32) during the first half of Sunday's game at South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

Marina Mabrey had 21 points and 10 assists, roommate Arike Ogunbowale had 13 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 2 Notre Dame beat Binghamton 103-53 on Sunday.

ON THE AIR

Basketball

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Davidson at Wake Forest.

7:30 p.m., MSG — NBA: Phoenix Suns at New York Knicks.

8 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Utah Jazz at Houston Rockets.

8 p.m., YES — High school boys: Patrick School vs. Long Island Lutheran from New York.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Chicago State at Northwestern.

10:30 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Memphis Grizzlies at Golden State Warriors.

Football

8:15 p.m., ESPN, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL: New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers.

Hockey

7 p.m., NHL Network — NHL: Anaheim Ducks at Pittsburgh Penguins.

7:30 p.m., NESN — NHL: Boston Bruins at Montreal Canadiens.