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.

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.

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.

Hurley praises UConn basketball backcourt of the future

Dan Hurley looks on during his first game at UConn as head coach against Morehead State on Nov. 8 at Storrs. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UConn officially welcomed its backcourt of the future on Thursday after receiving national letters of intent from James Bouknight and Jalen Gaffney.

UConn rallies, advances in NCAA men's soccer tournament

UConn used a furious second-half rally to overcome Rhode Island in overtime, 4-3, in the first round of the NCAA Division I men's soccer championships on Thursday at Storrs.

COLUMNS

The Lonesome Polecat: POLECAT AFTER DARK~!

Featuring YOUR playoff and BRACKETLOGY~! update.

Why does the CIAC allow this to keep happening?

Straight up: choice school Immaculate of Danbury and public school Old Lyme should never play for...

UCONN

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.

Syracuse game a measuring stick for UConn basketball

It will never be just another game on the UConn basketball schedule. There's too much storied history, intensity and passion in the rivalry with Syracuse for a regular season meeting at Madison Square Garden,

COLLEGES

No. 11 UCF, No. 19 Cincinnati relish national spotlight

Central Florida head coach Josh Heupel, center, runs onto the field with the team Nov. 10 before a game against Navy in Orlando, Fla. UCF and Cincinnati are Top 25 teams eager to show college football fans what they and the American Athletic Conference are all about.  The undefeated, 11th-ranked Knights and once-beaten No. 19 Cincinnati take a shot at stating their case this week in a primetime, nationally televised matchup with league championship implications.
(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

UCF, Cincinnati eager to show college football world what they and American Athletic Conference are about

50 years after The Tie, all is not even for Harvard, Yale

Harvard's Tom Wynne (45), Yale's Calvin Hill (3) and Harvard's Pat Conway (34) battle for a Yale pass during a Nov. 23, 1968 game at Harvard Stadium in Cambridge, Mass. Sixty-five members of Harvard's 1968 football team are expected back on campus this weekend for the 50th anniversary of The Game's most memorable edition.  (AP Photo/File)

Fifty years after a furious comeback against Yale left Harvard celebrating a 29-29 "victory," players from both sidelines have no doubt who won and who lost

LOCAL ROUNDUP

CGA's Mooney poised to make a run at NCAA cross country title

Coast Guard Academy's Kaitlyn Mooney (510) competes during a cross country meet earlier this season. (photo courtesy of CGA athletics)

The talented sophomore is considered one of the top contenders to win the individual crown on Saturday at the NCAA Division III women's cross country championship at the Lake Breeze Golf Club in Winneconne, Wisc.

Local roundup: CIAC moves soccer, field hockey finals to Sunday

The CIAC has moved all of Saturday's soccer and field hockey finals to Sunday in order to insure host facilities can properly clear their fields of snow.

Local roundup: NLL labor issues force Black Wolves opener to be canceled

Labor issues between the National Lacrosse League and the Professional Lacrosse Players Association was forced the NLL to cancel the first two weeks of the season.

PROFESSIONAL

Dickinson scores in OT to lift Stars over Bruins 1-0

Boston Bruins defenseman Connor Clifton (75) and Dallas Stars center Jason Spezza (90) scuffle in the third period of Friday's game at Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Jason Dickinson buried a rebound 1:34 into overtime, Ben Bishop made 23 saves and the Dallas Stars beat the Boston Bruins 1-0 on Friday night.

Rams take in fresh air, mountains ahead of game vs. Chiefs

In this Oct. 14 file photo, Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay watches during the second half of al game against the Denver Broncos in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

This was a respite for the Los Angeles Rams but certainly no vacation.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

11:30 a.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Monster Cup Ford EcoBoost 400 practice from Homestead, Fla.

12:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity Ford EcoBoost 300 qualifying from Homestead, Fla.

2 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Monster Cup Ford EcoBoost 400 final practice from Homestead, Fla.

3:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity Ford EcoBoost 300 from Homestead, Fla.

Basketball

6 p.m., SNY — NCAA women: Vanderbilt at UConn from Mohegan Sun.

6 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Los Angeles Clippers at Brooklyn Nets.

7:30 p.m., NBCSB, NBA TV — NBA: Utah Jazz at Boston Celtics.

Football

Noon, Ch. 8 — NCAA: Ohio State at Maryland.

Noon, Ch. 61 — NCAA: Michigan State at Nebraska.

Noon, CBSSN — NCAA: Colgate at Army.

Noon, ESPN — NCAA: Arkansas at Mississippi State.

Noon, ESPN2 — NCAA: Yale at Harvard.

Noon, ESPNU — NCAA: Idaho at Florida.

Noon, ESPNews — NCAA: South Florida at Temple.

Noon, FS1 — NCAA: Texas Christian at Baylor.

Noon, WCCT — NCAA: North Carolina State at Louisville.

Noon, NESN, YES — NCAA: Pittsburgh at Wake Forest.

1 p.m., SNY — NCAA: Cornell at Columbia.

2 p.m., ESPN Classic — NCAA: Florida A&M vs. Bethune-Cookman from Orlando, Fla.

2:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — NCAA: Syracuse vs. Notre Dame at New York.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA: Missouri at Tennessee.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NCAA: West Virginia at Oklahoma State.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 61 — NCAA: Southern California at UCLA.

3:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: Tulsa at Navy.

3:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Miami at Virginia Tech.

3:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Boston College at Florida State.

3:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Texas Tech at Kansas State.

3:30 p.m., NESN — NCAA: Virginia at Georgia Tech.

4 p.m., FS1 — NCAA: Indiana at Michigan.

4 p.m., ESPNews — NCAA: Air Force at Wyoming.

7 p.m., CBSSN, WXLM (980-AM) — NCAA: UConn at East Carolina.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Alabama-Birmingham at Texas A&M.

7:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Rice at Louisiana State.

8 p.m., Ch. 8 — NCAA: Cincinnati at Central Florida.

10:15 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: New Mexico State at Brigham Young.

10:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: San Diego State at Fresno State.

10:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Arizona at Washington State.

Golf

6 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: DP World Championship from Dubai.

1:30 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: RSM Classic from Sea Island Resort, Georgia.

4:30 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA Tour Championship from Naples, Fla. (taped today)

8 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Australian Open from Sydney.

2:30 a.m. (Sunday), Golf Channel — European PGA: DP World Championship from Dubai.

Hockey

7 p.m., MSG — NHL: Florida Panthers at New York Rangers.

8 p.m., NESN — NHL: Boston Bruins at Arizona Coyotes.

Mixed Martial Arts

8 p.m., FS1 — UFC preliminaries followed by Neil Magny vs. Santiago Ponzinbbio from Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

Tennis

7 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Finals from London.

9 a.m., ESPNews — ATP Finals from London.