Sources: Shoreline gauging interest in ECC teams

Eastern Connecticut Conference principals will discuss a number of different alignment and scheduling options and whether the conference needs a commissioner at Friday’s Board of Directors meeting.

Monday Game Day broadcast is off

Monday's high school girls’ basketball game between St. Bernard and Old Lyme, which was scheduled to be broadcast live on theday.com, has been postponed. No rescheduling date has been announced.

High school boys' basketball: Volkerts powers Fitch past Killingly

Eddie Volkerts had 21 points, 18 rebounds, five assists and five steals as Fitch High School beat Killingly on Friday, 66-51, in an Eastern Connecticut Conference interdivision game.

High school girls' basketball: Osborne, New London thump Ledyard

Charee Osborne had 16 points and 12 rebounds as New London High School bounced Ledyard on Friday, 65-38, in a girls’ basketball game.

Whalers nip Colonels 72-70 on last-second basket

It was New London coach Craig Parker's son, C.J., who was standing wide open on the right side of the basket with time running out, receiving a pass from teammate Collin Sawyer for the game-winning layup with 1.2 seconds remaining Thursday night.

COLUMNS

A chance to answer my fans

It is mid-afternoon Tuesday at this typing. Housebound, pretty much. So what better way to pass the...

UCONN

UConn men hoping for fair weather in Cincinnati

The UConn men's basketball team is shooting for its season-high tying third straight victory tonight, playing AAC foe Cincinnati at 8 p.m. at Fifth Third Arena.

For UConn's Stokes, a triple play

Kiah Stokes had 10 points, 11 rebounds and a school-record 10 blocked shots Wednesday to help the defending national champion UConn women's basketball team to an 87-32 rout of East Carolina in the AAC.

Stokes leads UConn women to victory

Hartford — Kiah Stokes put up the fourth triple-double in UConn history to help the Huskies to an 87-32 rout of East Carolina on Wednesday night.

COLLEGES

A look at player of the year candidates in men's hoops

The college basketball regular season has about six weeks left and AP has a look at player of the year candidates. Like last season, there are a couple of front-runners and a handful of players who could make a run at the award with a...

Men's college basketball roundup

Jerian Grant had 23 points and 12 assists and No. 8 Notre Dame made two shots in the final 67 seconds as the shot clock ran out to beat No. 4 Duke 77-73 Wednesday night.

College basketball roundup

Freshman Terry Larrier scored 15 points and No. 14 VCU pulled away with a 16-2 run early in the second half to beat George Washington 72-48 on Tuesday night for its 12th consecutive victory.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Friday's Schedule

A listing of Friday's local college and high school games.

PROFESSIONAL

Don't count out 'unsung heroes' of Patriots, Seahawks on Super Bowl Sunday

The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks wouldn't be playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday if it weren't for their superstars. But both teams got here with lesser-known players coming up big at key times.

Williams, Sharapova to meet in Australian Open final

Serena Williams came up with a big service winner to close out the tiebreaker, and bounced around behind the baseline like she'd won a title.

ON THE AIR

Basketball

7 p.m., ESPN - NCAA men: Maryland at Ohio State.

7 p.m., ESPU - NCAA men: Dayton at Massachusetts.

7 p.m., FS1 - NCAA women: Oklahoma at Texas.

7 p.m., SNY - NCAA men: Saint Louis at George Mason.

7 p.m., YES - NCAA women: Clemson at Wake Forest.

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

8 p.m., TNT - NBA: Denver Nuggets at Memphis Grizzlies.

9 p.m., ESPN - NCAA men: Kentucky at Missouri.

9 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Eastern Kentucky at Murray State.

9:30 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Colorado at Southern California.

10 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Utah at UCLA.

10:30 p.m., TNT - NBA: Chicago Bulls at Los Angeles Lakers.

11 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: San Francisco at Brigham Young.

Golf

5:30 a.m., Golf Channel - European PGA: Dubai Desert Classic from United Arab Emirates.

11 a.m., Golf Channel - LPGA: Coates Championship from Ocala, Fla.

3 p.m., Golf Channel - PGA: Phoenix Open from Scottsdale, Ariz.

1 a.m. (Friday), Golf Channel - European PGA: Dubai Desert Classic from United Arab Emirates.

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN - NHL: Boston Bruins at New York Islanders.

7 p.m., NBCSN - NHL: Montreal Canadiens at New York Rangers.

10 p.m., NBCSN - NHL: Anaheim Ducks at San Jose Sharks.

Tennis

3:30 a.m. (Friday), ESPN - Australian Open from Melbourne.