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Randy Edsall, who's in year three of his second stint as head coach, plans to go deep into his roster, starting with Thursday's regular-season opener against Wagner at Rentschler Field in East Hartford (7 p.m.).
UConn offensive coordinator Frank Giufre is still adjusting to his new coaching position. His previous experience — 11 seasons in college, six in the professional ranks — is primarily working with the offensive line.
Nneka Ogwumike had 16 points, eight rebounds and four steals as the Los Angeles Sparks used a late third-quarter run to beat the Connecticut Sun on Sunday, 84-72, to clinch the regular-season series before 17,076 at Staples Center.