Top 25 men's and women's basketball roundup

Vermont forward Anthony Lamb tries to get the ball past Virginia forward Jay Huff during the first half of Tuesday's game in Charlottesville, Va. Lamb scored a game-high 30, but the No. 7 Cavaliers won, 61-55. (Steve Helber/AP Photo)

Mamadi Diakite scored 19 points and No. 7 Virginia withstood a big night by Vermont’s Anthony Lamb in a 61-55 victory

LSU, Ohio State, Clemson, Georgia remain atop CFP rankings

LSU coach Ed Orgeron and players celebrate after an NCAA college football game against Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. No. 1 LSU won 58-37. (AP Photo/Thomas Graning)

The College Football Playoff rankings were unchanged at the top this week, with LSU first followed by Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia

All-America Watch: Florida’s Pitts one of nation’s top TEs

Florida tight end Kyle Pitts celebrates after scoring on a 15-yard touchdown catch during the second half of a Nov. 9 game against Vanderbilt in Gainesville, Fla. (John Raoux/AP Photo)

Pitts has been crucial to the Gators’ continued success after losing quarterback Feleipe Franks to a season-ending knee injury

Tua Tagovailoa’s prognosis ‘excellent’ after his surgery

Alabama offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood (70) checks on quarterback Tua Tagovailoa after he was injured in the first half of Saturday's game against Mississippi State in Starkville, Miss. Tagovailoa dislocated his right hip and will miss the rest of this season. Fourth-ranked Alabama won 38-7. (Rogelio V. Solis/AP Photo)

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has had surgery on right hip in Houston; prognosis ‘excellent’

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Separation at top around country

Ohio State wide receiver Jaelen Gill celebrates his touchdown reception during the fourth quarter of a Nov. 16 game against Rutgers in Piscataway, N.J. No. 2 Ohio State won 56-21. (Andrew Mills/NJ Advance Media/AP Photo)

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Separation at top around country

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Top 25 men's and women's basketball roundup

Michigan State guard Cassius Winston thanks the crowd for the support he and the Winston family have received after the death of his brother Zachary last week. Winston spoke after Monday's 94-46 win over Charleston Southern in East Lansing, Mich. (Carlos Osorio/AP Photo)

Xavier Tillman scored a career-high 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help No. 3 Michigan State tune up with a 94-46 win over Charleston Southern. The Spartans were without starting forward Aaron Henry.

Alabama star Tagovailoa set for hip surgery

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is carted off the field after getting injured in the first half of Saturday's game against Mississippi State at Starkville, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is scheduled to have hip surgery in Houston.

Tagovailoa out for season after hip injury vs. Mississippi State

Alabama offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood (70) checks on quarterback Tua Tagovailoa after he was injured in the first half of Saturday's game against Mississippi State in Starkville, Miss. Tagovailoa dislocated his right hip and will miss the rest of this season. Fourth-ranked Alabama won 38-7. (Rogelio V. Solis/AP Photo)

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will miss the rest of the season after dislocating his right hip in the first half of No. 4 Alabama’s 38-7 victory over Mississippi State

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Georgia running back Brian Herrien dives into the end zone for a touchdown during the first half of Saturday's game against Auburn in Auburn, Ala. Fifth-ranked Georgia beat the No. 13 Tigers, 21-14. (Butch Dill/AP Photo)

Jake Fromm passed for three touchdowns and No. 5 Georgia’s stingy defense produced two late stops, clinching the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division title with a 21-14 victory over No. 13 Auburn

UCONN FOOTBALL

UConn falls to No. 17 Cincinnati 48-3

UConn quarterback Mike Beaudry (12) is sacked by Cincinnati linebacker Joel Dublanko (41) during the second half of Saturday's game at Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

No. 17 Cincinnati remained the only unbeaten team in American Athletic play by routing UConn 48-3 on Saturday.

UConn football faces physical challenge at No. 17 Cincinnati

UConn quarterback Jack Zergiotis knows he can't turn the ball over if the Huskies hope to stay competitive with No. 17 Cincinnati on Saturday at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati. (Stephen Dunn/AP Photo)

UConn faces one of its biggest challenges of the season on Saturday when they hit the road for an American Athletic Conference game at No. 17 Cincinnati.

UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

UConn women officially announce latest recruiting class

UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma officially announced the signings of five members of the Class or 2024: Paige Bueckers, Aaliyah Edwards, Piath Gabriel, Mir McLean and Nika Muhl.

No. 4 UConn routs Virginia for 96th straight home win

UConn's Megan Walker (3) shoots over Virginia's Dominique Toussaint during the No. 4 Huskies' 83-44 win over Tuesday night at the XL Center in Hartford. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Megan Walker scored 15 of her 19 points in the first half and No. 4 UConn blew out Virginia 83-44 on Tuesday night

Nelson-Ododa leads UConn women to win

UConn forward Olivia Nelson-Ododa, right, and Temple forward Alexa Williamson (20) chase a loose ball during the second half of Sunday's game at Philadelphia.  (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

The fourth-ranked Huskies were in tune for most of the game in an 83-54 win over Temple.

UConn women open AAC season at Temple

No. 4 UConn enters Sunday’s American Athletic Conference opener at Temple (1 p.m., SNY) at 2-0, but know the Huskies didn’t exactly wow anyone with their performances against California and Vanderbilt.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Sites, times finalized for CIAC soccer title games

The CIAC has released the sites and times for Saturday's state championship boys' and girls' soccer matches.

Local roundup: CIAC to honor Ledyard, Old Lyme and Stonington

Ledyard, Old Lyme and Stonington were among 20 schools to be selected as CIAC Michaels Achievement Cup exemplary programs on Tuesday.

Local college notes

A weekly look at highlights from our local colleges and former local athletes continuing their careers at schools outside the region:

PROFESSIONAL

Knicks fall to the 76ers

Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers, right, reacts to getting fouled by Damyean Dotson of the New York Knicks, left, during the second half of Wednesday's game at Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Ben Simmons hit the first 3-pointer of his career and had 18 points and 13 assists to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 109-104 victory over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night.

Rangers beat Capitals

Artemi Panarin of the New York Rangers celebrates after scoring a goal during the second period of Wednesday's game against the Washington Capitals at New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Artemi Panarin scored twice, Henrik Lundqvist stopped 30 shots, and the New York Rangers beat the short-handed Washington Capitals 4-1 Wednesday night.

ON THE AIR

Basketball

11:30 a.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Middle Tennessee State vs. Villanova in Myrtle Beach Invitational from Conway, S.C.

11:30 a.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Missouri State vs. Miami in Charleston (S.C.) Classic.

2 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Florida vs. St. Joseph's in Charleston (S.C.) Classic.

2 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Tulane vs. Mississippi State in Myrtle Beach Invitational from Conway, S.C.

4:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Baylor vs. Ohio in Myrtle Beach Invitational from Conway, S.C.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Georgetown vs. Texas from New York.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Towson vs. Xavier in Charleston (S.C.) Classic.

7 p.m., ESPNews — NCAA men: Utah vs. Coastal Carolina in Myrtle Beach Invitational from Conway, S.C.

8 p.m., TNT — NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at Milwaukee Bucks.

9:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: California vs. Duke from New York.

9:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: UConn vs. Buffalo in Charleston (S.C.) Classic.

10:30 p.m., TNT — NBA: New Orleans Pelicans at Phoenix Suns.

Football

8 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: North Carolina State at Georgia Tech.

8:20 p.m., Ch. 61, NFL Network, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans.

Golf

Noon, Golf Channel — PGA: RSM Classic from St. Simons, Ga.

4 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: CME Group Championship from Naples, Fla. (taped today)

2 a.m. (Friday), Golf Channel — European PGA: DP World Tour Championship from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN — NHL: Buffalo Sabres at Boston Bruins.