UConn men fall short in final attempt at comeback, bow out of the NIT


The UConn Huskies, who cut a swath through March a year ago, exited this one Wednesday night at Gampel Pavilion with a 68-61 loss to Arizona State in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament.

All (but not many) hands on deck for UConn men

Fourth-seeded UConn (20-14 ) will be banged up for tonight's National Invitation Tournament first-round men's basketball game against fifth-seeded Arizona State University (17-15) at 7 p.m. (ESPN2) at Gampel Pavilion.

UConn's season ends with NIT loss

STORRS — Shaq McKissic scored 22 points Wednesday night as Arizona State knocked 2014 NCAA champion UConn out in the first round of this year's National Invitation Tournament, 68-61. 

UConn's NCAA hopes dashed with loss to SMU in AAC final

An emotional Rodney Purvis wiped away tears sitting in the locker room on Sunday. The pain of losing the American Athletic Conference tournament championship game and missing out on playing in the NCAA tournament was too much bear.

UConn to face Arizona State at Gampel in NIT

Coach Kevin Ollie didnít hold back when asked Sunday if it would be difficult for his Huskies to gear up for playing in the NIT a year after hoisting the national championship trophy.

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Tuck, UConn women prepare to meet Texas in Sweet 16

Morgan Tuck and the top-seeded UConn women's basketball team continue their path through the NCAA tournament today in the regional semifinals against No. 5 Texas (noon, ESPN).

COLLEGES

Surprising Dayton earns spot against UConn in Elite 8

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ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

1 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Sprint Cup STP 500 from Martinsville, Va.

2 p.m., ESPN — NHRA Four-Wide Nationals from Concord, N.C. (taped today)

3 p.m., Ch. 8 — IndyCar Grand Prix of St. Petersburg from Florida.

Baseball

1 p.m., NESN, WEEI (103.7-FM) — Exhibition: Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox at Fort Myers, Fla.

1:05 p.m., WOR (710-AM) — Exhibition: New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals from Jupiter, Fla.

4 p.m., MLB Network — Exhibition: Seattle Mariners at San Diego Padres from Peoria, Ariz.

Basketball

Noon, ESPN — NCAA women: South Carolina vs. Florida State in Division I Tournament regional final from Greensboro, N.C.

12:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NBA: Houston Rockets at Washington Wizards.

2 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Louisville vs. Michigan State in Division I Tournament regional final from Syracuse, N.Y.

3:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Brooklyn Nets.

4:55 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Gonzaga vs. Duke in Division I Tournament regional final from Houston.

6 p.m., CSN — NBA: Los Angeles Clippers at Boston Celtics.

8:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA women: Baylor vs. Notre Dame in Division I Tournament regional final from Oklahoma City.

Cycling

11:30 p.m., NBCSN — Criterium International final stage from Corsica. (taped today)

Football

7 p.m., ESPN2 — Arena: Philadelphia Soul at Orlando Predators.

Golf

8:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Trophee Hassan II from Agadir, Morocco.

1 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Texas Open from San Antonio.

3 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — PGA: Texas Open from San Antonio.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic from Saucier, Miss.

6 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Kia Classic from Carlsbad, Calif.

Hockey

5 p.m., NESN — NHL: Boston Bruins at Carolina Hurricanes.

5 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Denver at Providence in Division I Tournament.

7:05 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: Anaheim Ducks at New Jersey Devils.

7:30 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: San Jose Sharks at Pittsburgh Penguins.

7:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Rochester Institute of Technology winner vs. Nebraska-Omaha in Division I Tournament from South Bend, Ind.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., ESPN2 — UEFA European qualifier: Portugal vs. Serbia from Lisbon, Portugal.

4:50 p.m., ESPN2 — MLS: Philadelphia Union at Chicago Fire.

7 p.m., FS1 — MLS: Toronto FC at Real Salt Lake.

Tennis

11 a.m., Tennis Channel — Miami Open from Key Biscayne, Fla.