New London, Ledyard advance to ECC title game


In general, the mood among the principals of the top two seeds, New London and Ledyard, was much improved from a year ago, when neither advanced to the Eastern Connecticut Conference boys’ basketball championship game, foiling the anticipation...

Old Lyme boys to play for Shoreline title

Zach Abrahamsson had a game-high 15 points as second-seeded Old Lyme High School scored the game's first seven points and never trailed in their 66-40 win over No. 6 Coginchaug in Wednesday's Shoreline Conference boys' basketball semifinals.

Boatright plays final game at Gampel tonight

Every day Tom Boatright checks in on his grandson. He’s not only Ryan Boatright’s grandfather, he’s also his personal trainer.

HIGH SCHOOL

CIAC boys' basketball tournament pairings

The 2014-15 CIAC boys' basketball pairings were released on Wednesday.

High school girls' basketball: Brennan, Kobyluck lead Waterford past Rocky Hill in Class M

Vanessa Kobyluck and Mia Brennan scored 14 points apiece as 12th-seeded Waterford High School defeated No. 21 Rocky Hill 59-46 in the first round of the CIAC Class M girls’ basketball tournament Wednesday night.

New London, Ledyard advance to ECC final

Groton — Phyllip Thomas scored 34 points as second-seeded Ledyard rolled to an 89-74 victory over No. 3 Waterford in the semifinals of the Eastern Connecticut Conference boys’ basketball tournament on...

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Conn's Mairead Hynes named NESCAC Rookie of the Year

Connecticut College freshman Mairead Hynes was named New England Small College Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year in women’s basketball on Wednesday.

Local roundup: ECC boys' hoop semis moved to Fitch

The latest winter storm to hit the region Tuesday night forced Eastern Connecticut Conference officials to move tonight’s boys’ basketball tournament semifinal games from Waterford to Fitch High School.

Thursday's Schedule

Thursday's local college and high school games.

UCONN

UConn ready to turn attention to postseason

There were times during the second half of the season, which included games in 12 different states, when top-ranked UConn looked like a rather weary bunch.

UConn women rout USF in regular season finale

It was a mini test at best, yet Geno Auriemma felt it was just what top-ranked UConn needed heading into the postseason.

COLLEGES

College basketball roundup

Ben Bentil scored a career-high 21 points and added 10 rebounds and No. 24 Providence shot 67 percent from the field in the second half in rallying from a big first-half deficit to defeat Seton Hall 79-66 on Wednesday night.

College basketball roundup

No. 1 Kentucky overcame a nine-point deficit in the second half to keep its perfect season intact, beating Georgia 72-64 on Tuesday night.

PROFESSIONAL

NBA roundup

Tyler Zeller banked in a shot from under the basket as time expired to give the Boston Celtics an 85-84 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.

NHL roundup

Marek Zidlicky's power-play goal 1:09 into overtime lifted the Detroit Red Wings to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.

CT SUN

Mohegan Sun hosting WNBA Draft and All-Star Game again

Connecticut, long since the once and future home office of women’s college basketball, is about to retire the trophy as the headquarters for the WNBA, too.

WNBA All-Star game will return to Mohegan Sun

The WNBA’s best players are headed back to Mohegan Sun Arena this summer.

ON THE AIR

Baseball

3 p.m., MLB Network - Exhibition: Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago White Sox from Glendale, Ariz.

5:05 p.m., WOR (710-AM) - Exhibition: New York Mets at Washington Nationals from Viera, Fla.

7 p.m., MLB Network, WEEI (103.7-FM) - Exhibition: Boston Red Sox at Minnesota Twins from Fort Myers, Fla. (subject to blackout)

Basketball

11 a.m., NESN - NCAA women: Syracuse vs. Wake Forest in Atlantic Coast Conference tournament from Greensboro, N.C.

2 p.m., NESN - NCAA women: Miami vs. Virginia in Atlantic Coast Conference tournament from Greensboro, N.C.

7 p.m., ESPN - NCAA men: Wisconsin at Minnesota.

7 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Arkansas at South Carolina.

7 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Temple at East Carolina.

8 p.m., TNT - NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Chicago Bulls.

8:30 p.m., YES - NCAA women: North Carolina vs. Georgia Tech in Atlantic Coast Conference tournament from Greensboro, N.C.

9 p.m., ESPN - NCAA men: California at Arizona.

9 p.m., ESPN2, WTIC (1080-AM) - NCAA men: Memphis at UConn.

9 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Virginia Commonwealth at Davidson.

9 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Colorado at Washington.

10:30 p.m., TNT - NBA: Dallas Mavericks at Portland Trail Blazers.

11 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Utah at Washington State.

11 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Stanford at Arizona State.

Golf

7:30 a.m., Golf Channel - European PGA: African Open from East London, South Africa.

1 p.m., Golf Channel - PGA: Cadillac Championship from Doral, Fla.

6 p.m., Golf Channel - PGA: Puerto Rico Open from Rio Grande. (taped today)

4:30 a.m. (Friday), Golf Channel - LPGA: Women's Champions from Singapore. (taped today)

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN - NHL: Calgary Flames at Boston Bruins.