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.

It's that time of the season

Something about March brings out the beast in UConn.

Purvis lifts UConn past No. 21 SMU, 81-73

HARTFORD — Rodney Purvis scored a career-high 28 points and UConn upset No. 21 SMU 81-73 on Sunday, knocking the Mustangs out of first place in the American Athletic Conference. 

NO. 21 SMU AT UCONN

Location: XL Center, Hartford Tip: 2 p.m. (Ch. 3) Records: SMU 23-5, 14-2; UConn 16-11, 9-6 Last game: SMU won at Memphis, 66-57, Thursday; UConn won at East Carolina, 60-49,...

Redemption must start now for UConn men

This is redemption week for the UConn basketball team.

COLUMNS

Is bringing an end to the ECC really in the kids' best interests?

Perhaps the framers were mistaken. Or ill prepared for evolution. Turns out that “life, liberty and...

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.

HIGH SCHOOL

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.

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.

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.

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.