No. 6 UConn earns share of AAC title with 74-31 win over Tulane

UConn's Crystal Dangerfield, right, steals the ball from Tulane's Kayla Manuirirangi during the first half of the No. 6 Huskies' 74-31 victory on Wednesday night at the XL Center in Hartford. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Freshman Anna Makurat finished with 18 points to tie a team high, and had five rebounds, five assists, six steals and a pair of blocked shots as No. 6 UConn continued its perfection against AAC opponents, beating Tulane 74-31.

UConn women host Tulane in Hartford on Wednesday night

UConn looks to continue its dominance in the American Athletic Conference on Wednesday when the No. 6 Huskies host Tulane in a women's basketball game at the XL Center in Hartford (7 p.m., SNY).

UConn's top five streak ends in AP women's basketball poll

UConn head coach Geno Auriemma reacts from the sideline during the Huskies' 67-47 win over South Florida on Sunday in Tampa. UConn dipped to No. 6 in this week's Associated Press Top 25 poll, the first time the Huskies have dropped below the top five since 2007, a streak of 253 consecutive weeks. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

UConn's record streak of top five appearances in The Associated Press women's basketball poll is over. The Huskies fell to sixth on Monday, ending a run of 253 consecutive weeks as one of the first five teams.

UConn women at South Florida on Sunday

UConn forward Olivia Nelson-Ododa (20) high fives a teammate during the first half of Monday's game against South Carolina in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

They are back on the road for an American Athletic Conference contest against South Florida at the Yuengling Center in Tampa on Sunday.


UConn men face new challenges without Akok

UConn freshman James Bouknight pulls up for a jumper during Sunday's win over Memphis in Hartford. The Huskies visit Temple in Philadelphia on Thursday night. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Just days removed from a devastating season-ending injury to Akok Akok, UConn is attempting to regroup and gather steam for the home stretch.

UConn confirms Akok ruptures left Achilles tendon and is done for season

UConn's Akok Akok (23) is consoled by by teammate Jalen Gaffney, center, as Sidney Wilson, left, looks on, after Akok returned to the bench with a boot on his left foot in the first half of Sunday's 64-61 win over Memphis in Hartford. Akok suffered a ruptured left Achilles tendon and is lost for the season. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UConn officials confirmed on Monday that Akok Akok suffered a complete rupture of his left Achilles tendon during Sunday's game against Memphis and he will be lost for the remainder of the season.

UConn men beat Memphis, lose Akok to injury

UConn's Josh Carlton (25) reacts toward teammate James Bouknight (2) after making a basket during the first half of Sunday's game against Memphis in Hartford. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Playing before their first sold-out crowd at the XL Center in two years, UConn knocked off Memphis, 64-61.

UConn men return home on Sunday

UConn's Isaiah Whaley blocks a shot attempt by Cincinnati's Tre Scott in the first half of last Sunday's game at Storrs. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

There’s still plenty at stake for the Huskies. Their competitive spirit remains high.


Courtney Williams: Not here anymore because she didn't want to be

Courtney Williams had a specific target in mind for the summer of 2020. It wasn't Connecticut.


Two UConn football players are arrested

Khyon Gillespie and ONeil Robinson, two 19-year-olds from Hartford, both were arrested and charged with third degree burglary, sixth degree larceny and proving a false statement.

UConn announces four-game football series with Syracuse

The UConn football program announced a four-game series with Syracuse, beginning with a home game in 2022.


Mamukelashvili shot at buzzer lifts Seton Hall over Butler

Seton Hall forward Sandro Mamukelashvili, left, celebrates wtih guard Shavar Reynolds (33) after hitting a go-ahead basket in the final second of Wednesday's game against Butler in Newark, N.J. The No. 16 Pirates stunned No. 21 Butler, 74-72. (Kathy Willens/AP Photo)

Sandro Mamukelashvili hit an off-balance shot in the lane at the buzzer to give No. 16 Seton Hall a stunning 74-72 victory over No. 21 Butler

Top 25 men's and women's basketball roundup

North Carolina State guard C.J. Bryce (13) and forward D.J. Funderburk react following a play against Duke during the second half of Wednesday's game in Raleigh, N.C. The Wolfpack upset No. 6 Duke, 88-66. (Gerry Broome/AP Photo)

Markell Johnson scored a career-high 28 points, including his third halfcourt shot this season, to help North Carolina State beat No. 6 Duke 88-66 on Wednesday night.

University of Michigan investigates doctor sex abuse claims

Robert Julian Stone looks over his medical records on Jan. 20 in his home in Palm Springs, Calif. Stone, a former University of Michigan student, alleges that the late University of Michigan Athletic Department physician Robert E. Anderson sexually assaulted him during a medical examination in 1971. (Kim Kozlowski/Detroit News/AP Photo)

An investigation found five former patients allege a late University of Michigan physician sexually abused them during exams going back decades

Mulkey fastest to 600 as No. 2 Baylor women top Texas Tech

Baylor's Queen Egbo picks up head coach Kim Mulkey after the team's 77-62 win over Texas Tech on Tuesday in Lubbock, Texas. It was Mulkey's 600th win. (Brad Tollefson/AP Photo)

Baylor's Kim Mulkey became the fastest Division I men's or women's coach to 600 wins, reaching the milestone when Juicy Landrum scored 19 points to lift the No. 2 Lady Bears to a 77-62 victory over Texas Tech. The Lady Bears broke open a tie game by...


Local roundup: Ledyard girls win ECC Division I tournament opener

Tallie Williams made a basket at the buzzer to give ninth-seeded Ledyard a 31-30 victory over No. 8 Woodstock in the first round of the Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I girls' basketball tournament on Wednesday night.

Local roundup: ECC girls' basketball tourney begins on Wednesday

The 2020 Eastern Connecticut Conference girls' basketball tournament begins on Wednesday with three first-round games.


NFL owners approve negotiated terms for new labor agreement

Giants owner John Mara arrives for a meeting with NFL owners to discuss a proposed labor agreement on Thursday in New York. (Bebeto Matthews/AP Photo)

NFL owners voted to accept the negotiated terms for a new collective bargaining agreement

Federer to miss French after knee surgery

Switzerland's Roger Federer speaks during a press conference following his semifinal loss to Serbia's Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open on Jan. 30 in Melbourne, Australia. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Roger Federer will miss the French Open and no fewer than three other tournaments while he is sidelined for at least four months after having arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.

Ortiz: Fiers 'looking like a snitch' in Astros cheating

Retired Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz said that Astros pitcher Mike Fiers was "looking like a snitch" for disclosing the team's cheating scandal only after he had left the team.



7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Ohio State at Iowa.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: UConn at Temple.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Vermont at Stony Brook.

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: South Florida at Wichita State.

7 p.m., SNY — NCAA men: Elon at James Madison.

8 p.m., TNT, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Philadelphia 76ers.

8 p.m., YES — NCAA women: Virginia Tech at Notre Dame.

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

9 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Santa Clara at Brigham Young.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Oregon at Arizona State.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Southern California at Colorado.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: North Carolina-Asheville at Radford.

10:30 p.m., TNT — NBA: Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors

10:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: UCLA at Utah.

11 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Loyola Marymount at St. Mary's.

11 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: San Francisco at Gonzaga.

11 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Hawaii at Cal Riverside. 


10:30 a.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Puerto Rico Open from Rio Grande.

2 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Mexico Championship from Naucalpan.


7 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Washington Capitals.

7 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Boston College at Northeastern.


6 a.m., Tennis Channel — WTA Dubai Championships from United Arab Emirates; ATP Rio Open from Rio de Janeiro; ATP Delray Beach (Fla.) Open; ATP Open 13 from Marseille, France.

5 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Rio Open from Rio de Janeiro; ATP Delray Beach (Fla.) Open.

Winter Sports

1 a.m. (Friday), NBCSN — Biathlon World Championships from Antholz-Anterselva, Italy. (taped today)