State friend Quinnipiac up next for No. 1 UConn in NCAA tourney

Quinnipiac coach Tricia Fabbri huddles with her team during Saturday's 86-72 win over Miami in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Storrs. The No. 9 Bobcats play top-seeded UConn in the second round on Monday night at Gampel Pavilion. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

Perhaps it's because he sees a little of himself in her that UConn coach Geno Auriemma has so much respect for his counterpart from Quinnipiac University, coach Tricia Fabbri, even going so far as to don a Quinnipiac T-shirt during last year's NCAA...

NCAA women's basketball tournament roundup

Tennessee's Mercedes Russell shoots as she is defended by Oregon State's Marie Gulich (21), Mikayla Pivec (0) and Kat Tudor in the second half of Sunday's NCAA Tournament second-round game in Knoxville, Tenn. Oregon State won, 66-59. (Wade Payne/AP Photo)

Tennessee lost for the first time at home in women's NCAA Tournament history when Marie Gulich had 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead sixth-seeded Oregon State to a 66-59 win

UConn's Auriemma has an answer for naysayers following 88-point victory

UConn coach Geno Auriemma watches from the sideline during the Huskies' record-setting 140-52 victory over St. Francis (Pa.) in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday in Storrs. UConn plays Quinnipiac in the second round on Monday night. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

The disparaging comments by social media commentators were swift to follow after top-seeded and unbeaten UConn's 140-52 dismantling Saturday of Saint Francis (Pa.) during the first round of the NCAA women's basketball tournament at Gampel Pavilion.

One for the record books as UConn beats Saint Francis 140-52

UConn stars Katie Lou Samuelson (33), Gabby Williams (15), Kia Nurse (11) and Azurá Stevens (23) enjoyed the view from the bench in the fourth quarter as the Huskies set NCAA tournament records for points in a quarter (55), a half (94) and a game (140) en route to a 140-52 win over Saint Francis (Pa.) in the opening round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday in Storrs. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

The game plan for No. 16 Saint Francis against No. 1 UConn: run. That resulted in a record-setting 140-point performance for UConn on the way to a first-round NCAA tournament victory.


Union set to defend Kevin Ollie over firing by UConn

UConn head coach Kevin Ollie, center, watches play with assistant coach Dwayne Killings, left, and associate head coach Raphael Chillious during a game against Tulsa on Feb. 15 at the XL Center in Hartford. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Kevin Ollie is still the UConn men's basketball coach. At least according to the UConn chapter of the American Association of University Professors.

Kevin Ollie fired after six seasons as UConn men's basketball coach

UConn head coach Kevin Ollie, left, was fired Saturday morning, just two days after the Huskies finished a 14-18 season and a month after the school acknowledged it was under NCAA investigation. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Kevin Ollie, who guided UConn to a national championship in 2014 but has seen his problem struggle in recent years and become the subject of an NCAA investigation last month, was fired Saturday morning.

UConn's crucial off-season begins with some self-evaluation

Junior guard Jalen Adams was UConn's best player during an underwhelming 2017-18 season, but will he return for his senior season or explore is NBA options. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Watching UConn this season resembled checking out a bad movie. You kept waiting for it to become entertaining. But it never did.

Ollie's future in question after disappointing season-ending loss

There will be questions about the job security of UConn head coach Kevin Ollie following a 14-18 season an early exit from the American Athletic Conference tournament on Thursday. (AP file photo)

Whether UConn's Kevin Ollie returns for his seventh season is up in the air after the Huskies were eliminated in the first round of the AAC tournament for the first time and finished 14-18.


Lancer Nation: There's nothing quite like it

The smartest person in America Sunday morning would have been a burglar in Waterford. Because...


Texas A&M stuns reigning champ North Carolina 86-65 in NCAA second round

Texas A&M's Tyler Davis, right, blocks a shot by North Carolina's Luke Maye during the second half of Sunday's NCAA Tournament second-round game in Charlotte, N.C. The seventh-seeded Aggies battered second-seeded North Carolina, 86-65, to eliminate the defending national champions from the tourney. (Bob Leverone/AP Photo)

Reigning national champion North Carolina sputtered to the worst NCAA Tournament loss of Roy Williams' career on Sunday night, overpowered in its home state by Texas A&M

11th-seeded Syracuse beats third-seeded Michigan State 55-53

Michigan State's Xavier Tillman and Syracuse's Matthew Moyer battle for a rebound during the first half of Sunday's NCAA Tournament second-round game in Detroit. The 11th-seeded Orange upset No. 3 Michigan State, 55-53. (Paul Sancya/AP Photo)

Tyus Battle had 17 points and Oshae Brissett scored 15, lifting 11th-seeded Syracuse to a 55-53 win over third-seeded Michigan State on Sunday and into the NCAA Tournament's round of 16

NCAA men's basketball tournament roundup

Cincinnati's Kyle Washington stands on the court as Nevada celebrates after rallying from a 22-point deficit with 11 minutes remaining to stun the Bearcats, 75-73, in Sunday's NCAA Tournament second-round game in Nashville, Tenn. (Mark Humphrey/AP Photo)

Josh Hall converted an offensive rebound for the tiebreaking basket with 9.1 seconds left as Nevada erased a 22-point deficit in the final 11 minutes of a stunning 75-73 NCAA Tournament victory over Cincinnati

Loyola-Chicago savoring sweet NCAAs after grassroots rebuild

Loyola-Chicago's bench celebrates after Bruno Skokna made 3-pointer against Tennessee in the second half of Saturday's NCAA Tournament second-round game in Dallas. The 11th-seeded Ramblers upset No. 3 Tennessee, 63-62. (Tony Gutierrez/AP Photo)

Loyola-Chicago coach Porter Moser wants his players to savor every moment of the NCAA Tournament


Local roundup: UConn baseball team beats St. John's 3-1

Issac Feldstein's two-run triple in the sixth inning helped rally UConn to a 3-1 baseball victory over St. John's on Sunday, helping the Huskies win the rubber game of a three-game weekend series with the Red Storm.

Avery Point women finish third in NJCAA Div. III basketball tourney

Tatyana LaFrance Boyce finished her UConn Avery Point career in style, scoring 26 points while adding 10 rebounds and eight steals as the Pointers rallied to beat Northland (Wis.) 90-84 in the third-place consolation game at the NJCAA Division III...

Local roundup: Fitch's Marcolina third in 50 free at Open to earn all-state honors

John Marcolina, a member of the Fitch/Stonington/Ledyard/Norwich Tech cooperative program, earned all-state honors with a third-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle during Saturday's State Open swimming championship meet at Yale University.


Anthony Davis leads Pelicans past Celtics 108-89

New Orleans forward Anthony Davis dunks over Boston center Greg Monroe during the Pelicans' 108-89 win in New Orleans on Sunday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Anthony Davis had 34 points and 11 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the hobbled Boston Celtics 108-89

NBA roundup

Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook, center, grabs an offensive rebound in front of the Raptors Jonas Valanciunas as the Thunder's Paul George and Raptors' Kyle Lowry look on during the second half of Sunday's game in Toronto. Westbrook had 37 points, 14 assists and 13 rebounds as Oklahoma City won, 132-125, snapping Toronto's winning streak at 11. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press/AP Photo)

Westbrook has fifth straight triple-double as Thunder beat Raptors 132-125 for sixth straight victory, snap Toronto's streak at 11

Truex Jr. grabs first NASCAR win of season at Fontana

Martin Truex Jr. celebrates after winning the NASCAR 400-mile race on Sunday at at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. (AP Photo/Will Lester)

Martin Truex Jr. cruised to victory at Fontana to claim the first win of the season for last year's NASCAR Cup Series champion



1 p.m., MLB Network — Spring training: New York Mets at Houston Astros from Palm Beach, Fla.

4 p.m., MLB Network — Spring training: Chicago White Sox at Arizona Diamondbacks from Scottsdale, Ariz.

9 p.m., MLB Network — Spring training: Colorado Rockies at Texas Rangers from Surprise, Ariz.


6:30 p.m., ESPN2, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA women: Quinnipiac at UConn in Division I tournament. (Channel will switch out to three other games)

7 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at Cleveland Cavaliers.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NIT men: Stanford at Oklahoma State.

7:30 p.m., MSG — NBA: Chicago Bulls at New York Knicks.

7:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Memphis Grizzlies at Brooklyn Nets.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Division I tournament coverage. (Channel will feature four games)

9 p.m., ESPNU — NIT men: Louisiana State at Utah.

9:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs.

11 p.m., ESPNU — NIT men: Washington at Saint Mary's.

11:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NIT men: Western Kentucky at Southern California.


2 p.m., NBCSN — Japan vs. United States in Women's World Championship from North Bay, Ontario.


7 p.m., NESN — NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets at Boston Bruins.

8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Los Angeles Kings at Minnesota Wild.