UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

UConn women are back home on Sunday

UConn guard Crystal Dangerfield (5) drives to the basket defended by Memphis guard Gazmyne Herndon in the second half of Tuesday's game at Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Nikki Boertman)

But back to the positives. UConn will be at home the next three weeks, starting with Sunday’s American Athletic Conference game against Tulsa at Gampel Pavilion (noon, SNY).

No. 4 UConn breaks loose late in first half, beats UCF 59-52

UConn forward Megan Walker, left, holds the ball as University of Central Florida guard Diamond Battles defends during the first half of Thursday's college women's basketball game in Orlando, Fla. (Willie J. Allen Jr./AP Photo)

Megan Walker scored 19 points and Crystal Dangerfield sparked a big first-half rally, leading No. 4 Connecticut to a 59-52 win over Central Florida

UConn women need more consistency from Nelson-Ododa

Memphis forward Dulcy Fankam Mendjiadeu, center, grabs a rebound from UConn's Olivia Nelson-Ododa, left, and Kayla Irwin during Tuesday night's game in Memphis, Tenn. Nelson-Ododa's inconsistent play is a concern of head coach Geno Auriemma, whose Huskies complete a two-game road trip on Thursday in Orlando against Central Florida. (AP Photo/Nikki Boertman)

It’s one thing to get dominated by Baylor’s Lauren Cox, who is probably the best post player in the country. But it shouldn’t happen in American Athletic Conference play to UConn center Olivia Nelson-Ododa,

No. 4 UConn pulls away from Memphis

UConn guard Chrystal Dangerfield, right, drives to the basket defended by Memphis guard Aerial Wilson, left, in the first half of Tuesday's game at Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Nikki Boertman)

Crystal Dangerfield scored 24 and fourth-ranked UConn used a late run to pull away from Memphis in a 68-56 on Tuesday night.

UCONN MEN'S BASKETBALL

UConn men fall to No. 14 Villanova, 61-55

UConn's Alterique Gilbert, right, drives to the basket against Villanova's Jermaine Samuels, left, during the second half of Saturday's game at Philadelphia. Villanova won 61-55. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

The Huskies lost to No. 14 Villanova, 61-55, in a non-conference game at Wells Fargo Center.

Huskies hit the road for difficult test at No. 14 Villanova

Villanova head coach Jay Wright reacts to a call during the first half of Tuesday's game against DePaul. The No. 14 Wildcats host UConn on Saturday at noon. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

UConn is trying to earn more than a marquee victory on Saturday against No. 14 Villanova in Philadelphia. The Huskies are also trying to earn some respect.

Huskies fall to Shockers in 2 OT

UConn's Sidney Wilson, center, fights for the ball between Wichita State's Noah Fernandes, left, and Trey Wade, right, in the first half of Sunday's game at the XL Center in Hartford. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

There was nothing that UConn coach Dan Hurley could say to ease the pain of an 89-86 defeat to No. 23 Wichita State before a rowdy season-high crowd of 13,281 fans.

UConn loses Polley for the season

UConn's Tyler Polley, second from left, watches play from the bench in the first half of Sunday's game against Wichita State at the XL Center in Hartford. Polley is out for the season after he tore his left ACL at practice on Friday. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UConn junior Tyler Polley is trying to remain upbeat about his season-ending knee injury.

COLUMNS

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UCONN FOOTBALL

UConn announces football series with Buffalo, Utah State

UConn football has agreed to football series with Buffalo and Utah State.

COLLEGES

Ionescu has 37 and No. 6 Oregon downs No. 3 Stanford 87-55

Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu celebrates a 3-pointer against Stanford during the third quarter of Thursday's game in Eugene, Ore. Sixth-ranked Oregon beat the No. 3 Cardinals, 87-55. (Chris Pietsch/AP Photo)

Sabrina Ionescu had a career high 37 points to become Oregon's all-time leading scorer and the sixth-ranked Ducks handed No. 3 Stanford it's first conference loss with an 87-55 victory on Thursday night

Jeffries, Achiuwa lead No. 22 Memphis past Cincinnati 60-49

Memphis' forward Precious Achiuwa goes all out for a rebound in the second half of Thursday's game against Cincinnati in Memphis, Tenn. No. 22 Memphis won, 60-49. (Karen Pulfer Focht/AP Photo)

DJ Jeffries scored 18 points, Precious Achiuwa added 12 points and 11 rebounds and No. 22 Memphis used a rally midway through the second half to defeat Cincinnati 60-49

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Washington State forward CJ Elleby, right, drives to the basket as Oregon forward Chandler Lawson, guard Will Richardson and forward Shakur Juiston watch during the first half of Thursday's game in Pullman, Wash. Washington State knocked off the No. 8 Ducks, 72-61. (Pete Caster/AP Photo)

Elissa Cunane scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and No. 9 North Carolina State beat No. 13 Florida State 68-51

Consolation prize: Clemson knocks off No. 3 Duke in hoops

Clemson's Aamir Simms, left, shoots while being defended by Duke's Vernon Carey Jr. during the first half of Tuesday's game in Clemson, S.C. Simms scored a career-high 25 as the Tigers upset No. 3 Duke, 79-72. (Richard Shiro/AP Photo)

Clemson gave its weary fans something to celebrate a night after losing the national championship game in football, getting a career-high 25 points from Aamir Simms in a 79-72 upset of No. 3 Duke

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Black Wolves to meet Wings with first place at stake

When the Philadelpha Wings and the New England Black Wolves meet, they call it Rivalry Night. Last season it featured a fistfight.

Local roundup: T-More reaches final of Founder's Tournament

Fitch's Ian Sanok swims to victory in the 400-meter freestyle during the cooperative program's 110-71 win over host Waterford on Friday. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Jared Garcia scored 17 points Friday leading St. Thomas More into the championship game of the Founders Tournament with an 84-55 win over Eduard Montpetit.

Coast Guard women begin league play 11-4, but still have work to do

Renee Hudson scored 38 as New England College beat Coast Guard on Thursday night 81-70 in a women's basketball game.

PROFESSIONAL

AP source: Giants hiring Jason Garrett as offensive coordinator

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett takes part in a news conference following an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Arlington, Texas. A person with direct knowledge of the decision says New York is hiring Garrett to be the Giants offensive coordinator. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, because the team did not immediately announce the move. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)

The New York Giants are hiring former Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett as offensive coordinator, a person with direct knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press

Rodgers-Sherman matchup highlights NFC title game

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman (25) intercepts a pass in front of Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) during the second half of an NFL playoff game on Jan. 11 at Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Waiting for Sherman will be the same quarterback he faced the last time he made it to the conference title game five years ago in Aaron Rodgers for the latest matchup between two of the NFL's best who have nothing but respect for each other.

Titans kicker OK kicking extra points

Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill passes during Friday's practice at Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

The Tennessee Titans have found a way to fix the NFL's worst field goal unit: Ignore the kicker and just score touchdowns.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

10 p.m., NBCSN — AMA Supercross from Anaheim, Calif.

Basketball

Noon, FS1 — NCAA men: UConn at Villanova.

Noon, Ch. 61 — NCAA men: Seton Hall at St. John's.

Noon, ESPN — NCAA men: North Carolina at Pittsburgh.

Noon, ESPN2 — NCAA men: Baylor at Oklahoma State.

Noon, ESPNU — NCAA men: Ohio State at Penn State.

Noon, YES — NCAA men: Syracuse at Virginia Tech.

Noon, CBSSN — NCAA women: Duquesne at St. Joseph's.

12:30 p.m., NBCSN — NCAA men: La Salle at Rhode Island.

1:30 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Auburn at Florida.

2 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: St. Bonaventure at Virginia Commonwealth.

2 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Kansas at Texas.

2 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Purdue at Maryland.

2 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: West Virginia at Kansas State.

2 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Marquette at Georgetown.

2 p.m., SNY — NCAA men: Elon at Delaware.

2 p.m., YES — NCAA men: Clemson at North Carolina State.

2:30 p.m., Ch. 61 — NCAA men: Colorado at Arizona.

2:30 p.m., NBCSN — NCAA men: Richmond at George Mason.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NBA: Los Angeles Clippers at New Orleans Pelicans.

3:45 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Oregon at Washington.

4 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: St. Mary's at Pepperdine.

4 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Kentucky at Arkansas.

4 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Houston at Wichita State.

4 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Iowa State at Texas Tech.

4:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Providence at Creighton.

4:30 p.m., NBCSN — NCAA men: George Washington at Massachusetts.

6 p.m., YES, NBA TV, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at Brooklyn Nets.

6 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: New Mexico at UNLV.

6 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Louisville at Duke.

6 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Northern Iowa at Bradley.

6 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: South Florida at Central Florida.

7 p.m., NBCSB — NBA: Phoenix Suns at Boston Celtics.

7:30 p.m., MSG — NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at New York Knicks.

8 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Nevada at San Diego State.

8 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Louisiana State at Mississippi.

8 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Temple at Southern Methodist.

8 p.m., FS1 — NCAA women: West Virginia at Baylor.

8:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Houston Rockets.

9 p.m., CBSSN — High school boys: Tournament of Champions final from Springfield, Mo.

10 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Brigham Young at Gonzaga.

10 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Utah State at Boise State.

Boxing

6:30 p.m., FS1 — Undercard bouts from Philadelphia.

8 p.m., Ch. 61 — Julian Williams vs. Jeison Rosario in a super welterweight bout from Philadelphia.

10 p.m., ESPN — Eleider Alvarez vs. Michael Seals in a light heavyweight bout from Verona, N.Y.

Football

3 p.m., NFL Network — NCAA: East-West Shrine Classic from St. Petersburg, Fla.

5 p.m., FS1 — NCAA: NFLPA Collegiate Bowl from Pasadena, Calif.

Midnight, CBSSN — High school: Polynesian Bowl from Halawa, Hawaii.

Golf

3:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Abu Dhabi Championship from United Arab Emirates.

Noon, ESPNews — Latin America Amateur Championship from Mayakoba, Mexico.

2 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Tournament of Champions from Orlando, Fla.

3 p.m., Ch. 30 — LPGA: Tournament of Champions from Orlando, Fla.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: The American Express from Palm Springs, Calif.

7 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Mitsubishi Electric Championship from Ka'upulehu-Kona, Hawaii.

1:30 a.m. (Sunday), Golf Channel — Asian Tour: Singapore Open.

3:30 a.m. (Sunday), Golf Channel — European PGA: Abu Dhabi Championship from United Arab Emirates.

Hockey

4 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: UConn at Northeastern.

7 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Providence at New Hampshire.

7 p.m., NHL Network — NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Toronto Maple Leafs.

Mixed Martial Arts

8 p.m., ESPN — UFC 246 preliminaries from Las Vegas.

Rugby

1 a.m. (Sunday), NBCSN — European Cup: Northampton at Lyon. (taped today)

Soccer

7:25 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Tottenham at Watford.

9:30 a.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund at FC Augsburg.

9:55 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Sheffield United at Arsenal.

12:30 p.m., Ch. 30 — Premier League: Chelsea at Newcastle United.

Swimming

6:30 p.m., NBCSN — Pro Swim Series from Knoxville, Tenn.

Winter Sports

5 p.m., Ch. 30 — World Cup women's giant slalom skiing from Sestriere, Italy. (taped today)

8 p.m., NBCSN — World Cup men's downhill skiing from Wengen, Switzerland. (taped today)