UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Collier helps No. 2 UConn rout Vanderbilt 80-42

UConn's Megan Walker (3) shoots over Vanderbilt's Laelea Carter (30) and Jordyn Cambridge (3) in the Naismith Hall of Fame Air Force Reserve Tip-Off tournament on Saturday at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Crystal Dangerfield scored 19 points and Napheesa Collier added 15 points and 16 rebounds to help No. 2 UConn rout Vanderbilt 80-42 on Saturday night in the Hall of Fame Showcase.

UConn women thrash Southern Connecticut in exhibition final

Senior Katie Lou Samuelson scored 26 to lead the second-ranked UConn women’s basketball team past Southern Connecticut State on Thursday night, 99-45, in the Huskies’ final exhibition game at the XL Center.

UConn women top Ohio State 85-53 in season opener

UConn's Megan Walker splits the defense of Ohio State's Jensen Caretti, left, and Carmen Grande, back, on the way to the basket in the first half of Sunday's game at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Megan Walker scored 15 points and grabbed six rebounds Sunday in an 85-53 rout of Ohio State.

UConn women dominate Vanguard 96-30 in exhibition

UConn's Katie Lou Samuelson (33) rebounds her own miss in front of teammate Napheesa Collier (24) and Vanguard's Treasure Robinson, back, during the first half of Sunday's exhibition at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. UConn won 96-30. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The UConn women showed off their signature speed and assist-heavy offense in a 96-30 rout of Vanguard University on Sunday in an exhibition game at Gampel Pavilion.

UCONN MEN'S BASKETBALL

Perimeter-powered UConn wears down Cornell

UConn's Alterique Gilbert (3) splits the defense of Cornell's Thurston McCarty (13) and Cornell's Terrance McBride during the Huskies' 91-74 win on Tuesday night at the XL Center in Hartford. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

There's no secret about the key to UConn's success this season. The perimeter-powered Huskies will go as far as their backcourt carries them in coach Dan Hurley's system.

Cobb's play a pleasant surprise for UConn men's basketball team

UConn forward Eric Cobb (0) reacts after making a 3-pointer during the Huskies' upset win over then-No. 15 Syracuse last Thursday in the 2K Empire Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

UConn's Eric Cobb, a 6-foot-9, 249-pound senior forward from Jacksonville, Fla., acts like big teddy bear off the court. But he's turned into a grizzly bear on the court.

Hurley ejected as Iowa beats UConn for 2K Classic title

UConn head coach Dan Hurley, left, argues with the referee during the first half of Friday's 2K Empire Classic final against Iowa at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Luka Garza scored 18 of his 22 points in the first half, and Iowa beat Connecticut 91-72 in the 2K Classic championship game on Friday night.

UConn men upset No. 15 Syracuse behind Adams and Gilbert

UConn guard Tarin Smith (2) goes to the basket past Syracuse guard Tyus Battle (25) and forward Oshae Brissett (11) during the second half of Thursday's game in the 2K Empire Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York. UConn won 83-76. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Jalen Adams and Alterique Gilbert scored 16 points each to lead Connecticut to a 83-76 upset of No. 15 Syracuse in the first game of the 2K Classic Thursday night.

COLUMNS

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UCONN FOOTBALL

Pindell a bright spot in gloomy UConn football season

UConn senior quarterback David Pindell has been a bright spot in a dark season for the Huskies. He has 2,977 combined passing and rushing yards this season and accounted for 25 touchdowns as he prepares to play his final game on Saturday against Temple at Rentschler Field. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

Senior David Pindell always looks forward to every moment, every practice and every game as a member of the UConn football team.

UConn football team falls to East Carolina 55-21

Holton Ahlers threw four touchdown passes and ran for another score on Saturday night as East Carolina scored the final 41 points to beat UConn 55-21.

Matt Peart helps UConn hit the ground running

The players, all 76 of them, have manned starting positions with varying degrees of success over the last three years, but only one has been called upon week in and week out since the start of the 2016 season.

Depth wearing thin at running back for UConn football

UConn's Zavier Scott (10) beats Shamel Lazarus (32) to the goal line during for a touchdown during the Huskies' annual spring game in April at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. Scott, a reserve redshirt freshman running back, will miss the final two games after suffering a knee injury during Saturday's 62-50 loss to SMU. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Zavier Scott, a redshirt freshman running back, will miss UConn's final two games after suffering a serious knee injury during last week's 62-50 loss to SMU.

Mustangs run wild in 62-50 victory over UConn

UConn running back Kevin Mensah (34) avoids SMU's Robert Hayes Jr. to score a touchdown during the fourth quarter of the Huskies' 62-50 loss to the Mustangs on Saturday at Rentschler Field. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

Ke'Mon Freeman and Xavier Jones each ran for more than 100 yards and combined for five touchdowns as SMU climbed within a win of bowl eligibility by outscoring UConn 62-50

COLLEGES

Miles signs 5-year contract to coach Kansas

Les Miles, left, is introduced as Kansas football coach by athletic director Jeff Long, right, during a news conference on Sunday at Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Les Miles is headed back to the Big 12 and another massive rebuilding job, this time taking on the downtrodden program at Kansas in a splashy hire aimed at energizing a weary fan base.

Michigan beats PC at Mohegan Sun

Ignas Brazdeikis scored 20 points to lead No. 18 Michigan to a 66-47 victory over Providence and the championship of the Air Force Reserve Tip-Off tournament on Sunday at Mohegan Sun Arena.

NCAA top 25 football roundup

Boston College running back AJ Dillon scores against Florida State in the second half of Saturday's game at Tallahassee, Fla. New London's Dillon rushed for 116 yards. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

Ohio State went to overtime to avoid one of the most stunning upsets of the season, beating Maryland 52-51 on Saturday when the Terrapins failed to convert a 2-point conversion after matching the Buckeyes' touchdown in the first extra period.

Harvard beats Yale 45-27 as The Game sets scoring record

Yale quarterback Griffin O'Connor, left, tries to elude Harvard linebacker Cameron Kline (52) while scrambling for a gain during the first half of Saturday's game at Fenway Park in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Tom Stewart threw for 312 yards and three touchdowns before being wheeled off the field on a stretcher in the fourth quarter, leading Harvard to a 45-27 victory over Yale on Saturday in the highest-scoring edition in the 143-year history of The Game.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local colleges: Mitchell women win NECC opener

Mitchell College rallied from a 15-point deficit in the first quarter to defeat Dean College 64-58 on Tuesday night in its New England Collegiate Conference women's basketball opener at the Yarnall Athletic Center.

Local college honors

Three players from local colleges were honored with Player of the Week honors.

PROFESSIONAL

Kemba stays hot, scores 43 as Hornets upend Celtics 117-112

Gordon Hayward, left, drives past Charlotte's Malik Monk, right, and Dwayne Bacon, center, during the first half of the Celtics' 117-112 loss on Monday night in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Kemba Walker scored 21 of his 43 points in the fourth quarter, and the Charlotte Hornets battled back to beat the Boston Celtics 117-112 on Monday night

Yankees get Paxton from Mariners for Sheffield, two others

The Seattle Mariners traded pitcher James Paxton to the Yankees on Monday for three minor league prospects, including left-handed pitcher Justus Sheffield. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Left-hander James Paxton has been acquired by the Yankees from the Seattle Mariners for a trio of prospects, bolstering the thin starting rotation that contributed to New York's loss to Boston in the AL Division Series

Will Yankees' Rivera be Hall of Fame's first unanimous inductee?

Could this finally be the year for a unanimous electee? Mariano Rivera’s candidacy will test that premise in the coming weeks, leading up to the January announcement of the 2019 Hall of Fame class.

ON THE AIR

Basketball

Noon, ESPN — NCAA men: Florida vs. Oklahoma in Battle 4 Atlantis from Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Noon, NESN — NCAA women: New Hampshire at Northeastern.

2 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Wisconsin vs. Stanford in Battle 4 Atlantis from Paradise Island, Bahamas.

2:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: San Diego State vs. Iowa State in Maui Invitational fifth-place game from Lahaina, Hawaii.

3 p.m., NESN — NCAA women: Rhode Island at Holy Cross.

5 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Duke vs. Arizona-Gonzaga winner in Maui Invitational championship from Lahaina, Hawaii.

5 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Louisville vs. Tennessee in NIT Tip-Off from New York.

5 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Wyoming vs. Richmond in Fort Myers (Fla.) Tip-Off consolation.

7 p.m., ESPNews — NCAA men: Butler vs. Dayton in Battle 4 Atlantis from Paradise Island, Bahamas.

7:30 p.m., NBCSB, MSG — NBA: New York Knicks at Boston Celtics.

7:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Marquette vs. Kansas in NIT Tip-Off from New York.

7:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Boston College vs. Loyola-Chicago in Fort Myers (Fla.) Tip-Off final.

8 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Cleveland Cavaliers.

8:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Dallas Mavericks.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Xavier vs. Illinois in Maui Invitational seventh-place game from Lahaina, Hawaii.

9:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Virginia vs. Middle Tennessee State in Battle 4 Atlantis from Paradise Island, Bahamas.

10:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors.

11:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Auburn vs. Arizona-Gonzaga loser in Maui Invitational third-place game from Lahaina, Hawaii.

11 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Arizona State vs. Utah State in MGM Resorts Main Event final from Las Vegas.

Football

5:30 p.m., WWRX (107.7-FM) — High school: Ledyard at Fitch.

6 p.m., theday.com, WJJF (94.9-FM) — High school: East Lyme at Waterford.

6 p.m., theday.com — High school: NFA at New London.

Golf

8 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: World Cup of Golf from Melbourne, Australia.

1 a.m. (Thursday), Golf Channel — European PGA: Hong Kong Open.

Hockey

7:30 p.m., NESN — NHL: Boston Bruins at Detroit Red Wings.

7:30 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Philadelphia Flyers at Buffalo Sabres.