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UConn men fall to Saint Joseph's

UConn's Christian Vital, right, steals the ball from Saint Joseph's guard Ryan Daly in the first half of Wednesday's game at Storrs. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

The result: an ugly 96-87 loss to Saint Joseph's, a rebuilding team picked to finish near the bottom of the Atlantic 10 Conference, at Gampel Pavilion.

No. 4 UConn women beat Vanderbilt

UConn guard Christyn Williams reaches for the ball as she is defended by Vanderbilt forward Mariella Fasoula, left, during the second half of Wednesday's game at Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Megan Walker scored 25 points, and the fourth-ranked UConn Huskies beat Vanderbilt 64-51 Wednesday night in the program's first game at Memorial Gym since 1992.

UConn men face match-up nightmare against Saint Joseph's

UConn, which struggled at times during a season-opening win against Sacred Heart, gets back to work on Wednesday night against Saint Joseph's at Gampel Pavilion.

COLLEGES

Top 25 men's and women's basketball roundup

Villanova's Saddiq Bey looks for an open shot against Ohio State's D.J. Carton during the first half of Wednesday's game in Columbus, Ohio. No. 18 Ohio State thrashed the No. 10 Wildcats, 76-51. (Jay LaPrete/AP Photo)

Duane Washington Jr. had 14 points and four other players scored in double figures as No. 18 Ohio State started hot and ran over No. 10 Villanova 76-51

Memphis, Wiseman have one more game, then it’s back to court

Memphis coach Penny Hardaway, left, talks to center James Wiseman during the second half of Tuesday's game against Oregon in Portland, Ore. Oregon won 82-74. (Craig Mitchelldyer/AP Photo)

Memphis, freshman center James Wiseman have 1 more game, then it’s back to court in battle with NCAA

Coaching at Coast Guard has been quite the balancing act for Bill George

In this Sept. 22, 2018, file photo, Coast Guard head coach Bill George accepts The Mug, for the

The Coast Guard Academy's mission: produce officers. The football team's mission: win games. Even though that balancing act is not always an easy one, 21-year head football coach Bill George leaves with the admiration of his players, past and...

HIGH SCHOOL

Old Lyme downs Canton in Class S girls' soccer opener

Old Lyme's Lauren Wallace, left, battles the snow and Canton's Chelsea Mitchell during Tuesday's CIAC Class S girls' soccer tournament opening round match at Old Lyme. The Wildcats, in search of their fifth straight title, rolled to a 4-0 win. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Kaylee Armenia scored twice as defending champion Old Lyme downed Canton 4-0 in the first round of the CIAC Class S girls' soccer tournament on Tuesday.

There are changes in The Day's Top 10 football poll. ... and more to come

Ninth-ranked Ansonia narrowly survived last Friday while then-No. 9 Sheehan lost and fell out of The Day's Top 10 state football coaches poll. No. 10 Ridgefield plays at No. 5 Greenwich in this weekend's top game.

Area football teams aren't out of the playoff race just yet

NFA players mob move in to mob teammate Andrew Cote (6) after he scored the game-winning touchdown on the final play to lift the Wildcats to a 27-21 win over previously unbeaten Killingly on Friday night in Norwich. The win vaulted NFA to No. 10 in the latest CIAC Class LL playoff rankings and kept its postseason hopes very much alive with two games remaining. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Area football teams, most notably NFA and East Lyme, still have a shot at qualifying for the CIAC playoffs despite having three losses each.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Coast Guard's Grant named NEWMAC Coach of the Year

Coast Guard Academy head women's soccer coach Susan Grant has been named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Coach of the Year while Waterford's Claire Hurley was named to the first team for the second straight season.

Local roundup: Ledyard advances in Class M boys' soccer tourney

Fitch's William Miner, right, moves past  Pomperaug's Sean Murray during Wednesday's CIAC Class L boys' soccer tournament game on Wednesday at Poquonnock Plains Park. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Nick Washington scored in the 63rd minute edged No. 12 Ledyard beat No.5 Windham 1-0 in the second round of the CIAC Class M boys' soccer tournament on Wednesday.

New London to honor its youth football program with Sunday parade, rally

The City of New London will celebrate the success of its youth football and cheerleading teams with a parade and rally on Sunday.

PROFESSIONAL

Patriots, Eagles reunite after taking divergent paths following Super Bowl LII

New England quarterback Tom Brady sits on the field after fumbling against Philadelphia during the second half of Super Bowl 52 on Feb. 4, 2018 in Minneapolis. Philadelphia stunned New England, 41-33. The teams meet again this Sunday in Philadelphia. (Eric Gay/AP Photo)

Patriots, Eagles reunite after taking divergent paths following Super Bowl LII

High stakes: Steelers, Browns renew rivalry, plenty on line

Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield passes during an Oct. 27 game against New England at Gillette Stadium. Pittsburgh plays at Cleveland on Thursday night. (Winslow Townson/AP Photo)

Steelers, Browns renew heated rivalry with both teams fighting through unexpected seasons

Kaepernick’s tryout sounds more like a setup

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick smiles on stage during W.E.B. Du Bois Medal ceremonies on Oct. 11, 2018 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Kaepernick plans to audition for NFL teams on Saturday in a private workout arranged by the league to be held in Atlanta. (Steven Senne/AP Photo)

Column: The NFL says it’s giving Colin Kaepernick a chance to get back in the league, but their rushed offer sounds more like a setup

ON THE AIR

Basketball

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

8 p.m., TNT — NBA: Dallas Mavericks at New York Knicks.

8:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Michigan State at Seton Hall.

10:30 p.m., TNT, WCBS (880-AM) — NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Denver Nuggets.

Football

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: Buffalo at Kent State.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Towson at Florida.

8 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: North Carolina at Pittsburgh.

8:20 p.m., Ch. 61, NFL Network, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns.

Golf

1 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Mayakoba Classic from Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

3 a.m. (Friday), Golf Channel — European PGA: Nedbank Golf Challenge from Sun City, South Africa.

Hockey

7 p.m., MSG — NHL: New York Rangers at Tampa Bay Lightning.

Soccer

11:50 a.m., ESPN2 — Euro 2020 qualifier: Iceland at Turkey from Istanbul.

2:30 p.m., ESPN2 — Euro 2020 qualifier: Kosovo at Czech Republic from Pilsen.

Tennis

7 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Finals from London.

1 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Finals from London.

3 p.m., ESPN2 — ATP Finals from London.

3 p.m., Tennis Channel — USTA Men's Pro Circuit from Champaign, Ill.