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Surprising East Lyme boys beat Ledyard and improve to 5-1

East Lyme's Rowan Mundell (0) and other members of the bench celebrate durng the Vikings'; 56-34 ECC South victory at Ledyard on Tuesday night. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

East Lyme, 6-14 a year ago, paid homage to the concepts of discipline, teamwork and effort Tuesday night, remaining atop the South Division of the Eastern Connecticut Conference (tied with Fitch) following a 56-34 win over Ledyard.

Stonington girls run to 51-46 victory over New London in ECC South

The the difference between Stonington and its biggest win of the season, beating New London 51-46, came down to a freshman, Cierra Bravar, standing on the free throw line with 14.2 seconds left for a one-and-one, the Bears leading by one point.

Montville girls get best of St. Bernard in competitive ECC matchup

Junior Maya Hillman had 22 points and 18 rebounds to led Montville girls' basketball to their first win of the season on Tuesday night, 47-43 over St. Bernard.

Grasso Tech girls' outlast Norwich Tech 34-30

Norwich Tech´s Kaylee Gray, left, loses her footing as she attempts to throw a pass around Grasso Tech´s Cindy Holland (10) and Sophie Byrne (3) during Monday night's Connecticut Technical Conference game in Norwich. Grasso won 34-30 as Norwich Tech finally opened its season. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Junior Sam Post made a go-ahead 3-pointer with under two minutes left as the Grasso Tech girls' basketball team, six players strong, scratched out a 34-30 win over Norwich Tech on Monday, their first victory in 438 days.

NFA boys top Fitch in OT; Wildcats' coach Guisti says he will retire after the season

Chris Guisti, who will leave the end of the year after 21 seasons in the program, took his undermanned Wildcats into undefeated Fitch and left with a 41-32 victory in overtime.

COLUMNS

We will miss Guisti's one-liners (and red shoes)

NFA coach leaves his mark on his school, program

UConn, Seton Hall and Xavier still have work to do

Villanova and Creighton are already locks to participate in March Madness.

UCONN

UConn, Seton Hall men have plenty of motivation as regular season nears end

UConn guard James Bouknight (2) was injured when the Huskies lost to Seton Hall earlier in the season. The sophomore is back in the lineup as UConn prepares to play the Pirates again on Wednesday night in Newark, N.J. (David Butler II/Pool Photo via AP)

Seton Hall is in a must-win situation when it faces UConn on Wednesday night in a Big East men's basketball game. The Huskies, meanwhile, can only enchance their NCAA chances with their third straight win.

UConn's Edwards named Big East Freshman of the Week

UConn's Aaliyah Edwards, a 6-foot-3 forward, was named Big East Freshman of the Week on Tuesday. The top-ranked Huskies will open play in the Big East tournament on Saturday at noon with a quarterfinal date against the winnere of Friday's first-round game between No. 8 St. John's and No. 9 Xavier. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

UConn's Aaliyah Edwards as named Big East Freshman of the Week in women's basketball on Tuesday after helping the No. 1 Huskies finish the regular season with three more wins.

Nelson-Ododa lifts No. 1 UConn women past Marquette 63-53

UConn's Christyn Williams (13) shoots against Marquette's Lauren Van Kleunen (42) during the first half of Monday night's Big East game in Storrs. (David Butler II/Pool Photo via AP)

Olivia Nelson-Ododa had 19 points, 10 rebounds and a season-high six blocked shots Monday night as the top-ranked UConn women's basketball team completed the regular season with a 63-53 victory over Marquette at Gampel Pavilion.

COLLEGES

Intense No. 4 Illinois makes statement, drubs No. 2 Michigan

Illinois guard Andre Curbelo (5) chases a loose ball as Da'Monte Williams defends Michigan guard Chaundee Brown in the first half of Tuesday's game in Ann Arbor, Mich. No. 4 Illinois routed the second-ranked Wolverines, 76-53. (Paul Sancya/AP Photo)

Andre Curbelo scored 11 of his 17 points in the first half, and No. 4 Illinois dismantled No. 2 Michigan with a smothering defensive performance, routing the Wolverines 76-53

No. 3 Baylor clinches Big 12 title in OT, 94-89 over No. 6 West Virginia

Baylor guards Adam Flagler, left, and Jared Butler celebrate the team's win over West Virginia on Tuesday in Morgantown, W.Va. The third-ranked Bears beat No. 6 West Virginia in overtime, 94-89. (Kathleen Batten/AP Photo)

Third-ranked Baylor beat No. 6 West Virginia 94-89 in overtime Tuesday to clinch its first Big 12 regular-season championship

Top 25 men's and women's basketball roundup

Purdue guard Jaden Ivey (23) comes from behind to block the shot of Wisconsin forward Aleem Ford during the first half of Tuesday's game in West Lafayette, Ind. No. 23 Purdue held on for a 73-69 victory over the No. 25 Badgers. (Michael Conroy/AP Photo)

Freshman Zach Edey scored a season-high 21 points and Jaden Ivey added 18 as No. 23 Purdue held on for a 73-69 victory over No. 25 Wisconsin

ON THE AIR

Baseball

3 p.m., ESPN — Spring training: Seattle Mariners at Chicago Cubs from Mesa, Ariz.

8 p.m., MLB Network — Spring training: Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles Dodgers from Glendale, Ariz.

Basketball

3 p.m., ESPNU — NBAGL: Agua Caliente Clippers vs. G League Ignite from Orlando, Fla.

6:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: UConn at Seton Hall.

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Providence at St. John's.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Oregon State at Utah.

7:30 p.m., ESPN, YES, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Houston Rockets.

8:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Creighton at Villanova.

9 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: San Diego State at UNLV.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: UCLA at Oregon.

10 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Golden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers.

10:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Stanford at Southern California.

Hockey

4:30 p.m., NESN — NCAA women: UConn at Northeastern in Hockey East semifinal.

7 p.m., NESN — NCAA women: Maine at Providence in Hockey East semifinal.

7 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Washington Capitals at Boston Bruins.

9:30 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: St. Louis Blues at Anaheim Ducks.

Soccer

12:55 p.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Leicester City at Burnley.

2:30 p.m., ESPNews — German Cup: Wolfsburg at RB Leipzig in a quarterfinal.

10 p.m., FS2 — Liga MX: Club América at Club Tijuana.

Tennis

5 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP World Team Tennis Tournament from Rotterdam, Netherlands; WTA Lyon Open from France; ATP Argentina Open from Buenos Aires; WTA Qatar Total Open from Doha.

6 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP World Team Tennis Tournament from Rotterdam, Netherlands; WTA Lyon Open from France; ATP Argentina Open from Buenos Aires; WTA Qatar Total Open from Doha.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Coast Guard Academy to proceed with spring sports season

Coast Guard Academy will have a spring sports season after the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference's Presidents Council announced Monday an outline path forward to stage first full seasons.

Local roundup: Old Lyme girls beat Morgan for sixth straight win

Sam Gray scored 23 points as surging Old Lyme defeated Morgan School 56-40 in a Shoreline Conference girls' basketball game on Monday.

Local roundup: Bauman sparks Babson past Conn College

East Lyme's Megan Bauman scored 14 points to help lead unbeaten Babson to a 72-44 win over Connecticut College in a women's basketball game on Sunday.

PROFESSIONAL

Lyles, Murray lead Spurs to victory, snapping Knicks' streak

Spurs guard Patty Mills drives to the basket against New York guard RJ Barrett during the second half of Tuesday's game in San Antonio. The Spurs won, 119-83. (Eric Gay/AP Photo)

Trey Lyles had a season-high 18 points, Dejounte Murray added 17 and the San Antonio Spurs used a balanced effort to beat New York 119-83, ending the Knicks’ three-game winning streak

NBA roundup

Lakers guard Dennis Schroder, left, loses control of the ball as Phoenix guard Devin Booker takes it during the first half of Tuesday's game in Los Angeles. Phoenix won, 114-104. (Mark J. Terrill/AP Photo)

Dario Šarić scored 10 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter, Mikal Bridges added 19 and the Phoenix Suns overcame Devin Booker's ejection for a 114-104 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.

Rangers beat Sabres 3-2

Rangers goalie Igor Shesterkin defends against Buffalo's Tobias Rieder (13) during the second period of Tuesday's game in New York. The Rangers won, 3-2. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP)

Pavel Buchnevich had a goal and an assist, Igor Shesterkin stopped 22 shots and the New York Rangers beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2