Top 25 men's basketball roundup

Villanova forward Jermaine Samuels grabs a rebound away from Butler forward Jordan Tucker during the second half of Tuesday's game in Villanova, Pa. Ninth-ranked Villanova beat the No. 13 Bulldogs, 76-61. (Laurence Kesterson/AP Photo)

Saddiq Bey hit four 3-pointers and scored 14 points and Jermaine Samuels had 20 points to lead No. 9 Villanova to a 76-61 win over No. 13 Butler

Jalen Hurts eyes NFL, with 'boulder' not chip on shoulder

Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts scores a touchdown against LSU during the second half of the Peach Bowl NCAA semifinal college football playoff game in Atlanta. LSU won, 63-28. Hurts, the Heisman Trophy runner-up who once starred for Alabama, is hoping to improve his NFL draft stock at the Senior Bowl. (John Amis/AP Photo)

Quarterback Jalen Hurts is trying to prove himself as a legitimate NFL prospect after leading two elite college programs. The Oklahoma and one-time Alabama star is auditioning for scouts, executives and coaches at the Senior Bowl all week

Ugly brawl breaks out at end of Kansas State-Kansas game

A fight between players spills into the crowd late in the second half of Tuesday's game between Kansas and Kansas State in Lawrence, Kan. Third-ranked Kansas routed Kansas State, 81-59. (Orlin Wagner/AP Photo)

Third-ranked Kansas and Kansas State ended their bitter showdown with a wild melee behind the basket that included punches, shoving and at least one player picking up a stool

No. 1 Baylor wins 15th in a row, beating Oklahoma 61-57

Baylor forward Tristan Clark attempts a shot over Oklahoma forward Brady Manek in the second half of Monday's game in Waco, Texas. Top-ranked Baylor won, 61-57. (Jerry Larson/AP Photo)

MaCio Teague had 16 points, fellow transfer Davion Mitchell had 13 and Baylor held on to win its first-ever home game as the No. 1 team

No. 1 South Carolina women beat No. 9 Mississippi St 81-79

South Carolina guard Tyasha Harris (52) is defended by Mississippi State guard Myah Taylor during the first half of Monday's game in Columbia, S.C. Top-ranked South Carolina edged No. 9 Mississippi State, 81-79. (Sean Rayford/AP Photo)

Tyasha Harris scored a season-high 23 points, including the go-ahead basket with 2:01 left, as No. 1 South Carolina rallied from nine-points down in the final quarter to outlast No. 9 Mississippi State 81-79


UConn-Tennessee: drama, diatribe, Doral, choke signs and utter humanity

The residual effect of women's sports' greatest rivalry has been greater awareness for female...


Top 25 men's and women's basketball roundup

West Virginia forward Derek Culver (1) goes to make a shot as he is defended by Texas forward Gerald Liddell during the second half of Monday's game in Morgantown, W.Va.  No. 14 West Virginia won, 97-59. (Kathleen Batten/AP Photo)

Oscar Tshiebwe had 13 points and 11 rebounds, Derek Culver scored 13 points, No. 14 West Virginia jumped to a big early lead and coasted to a 97-59 victory over Texas

Baylor jumps Zags to give AP poll record-tying seventh No. 1

Baylor forward Freddie Gillespie (33) blocks a shot by Oklahoma State guard Isaac Likekele during the second half of a Jan. 18  game in Stillwater, Okla. Baylor won, 75-68. (Brody Schmidt/AP Photo)

Baylor leaped over Gonzaga and into the No. 1 spot in The Associated Press men's college basketball poll to give the Top 25 its seventh team on top this season

No. 3 Stanford rebounds with 61-58 win over No. 8 Oregon St

Stanford's Kiana Williams (23) drives to the basket past Oregon State's Kennedy Brown during the first half of Sunday's game in Corvallis, Ore. The third-ranked Cardinal edged No. 8 Oregon State, 61-58. (Amanda Loman/AP Photo)

Kiana Williams scored 17 points and Lexie Hull added 14, to help No. 3 Stanford beat eighth-ranked Oregon State 61-58 on Sunday

Top 25 women's basketball roundup

Louisville guard Jazmine Jones shoots while North Carolina center Janelle Bailey (30) and guard Taylor Koenen defend during the first half of Sunday's game in Chapel Hill, N.C. Fifth-ranked Louisville won, 74-67. (Gerry Broome/AP Photo)

Ayana Mitchell scored 15 points, Faustine Aifuwa added 10 points and 13 rebounds and the LSU women withstood Kentucky's fourth-quarter rally to beat the No. 11 Wildcats 65-59


UConn announces football series with Buffalo, Utah State

UConn football has agreed to football series with Buffalo and Utah State.


UConn's 1990 women's team holds 30-year reunion

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Gampel Pavilion, members of the 1989-90 UConn women's basketball team came back to be honored at halftime during of Sunday's game against Tulsa in Storrs. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

Stacey Wetzel was one of five UConn women’s basketball players from Pennsylvania to see action in the Huskies’ first game at Gampel Pavilion on Jan. 31, 1990.

UConn moves up to No. 3 in AP women's basketball poll

UConn's Megan Walker (3) heads downcourt during the first half of Sunday's game against Tulsa at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

South Carolina still sits atop The Associated Press women's college basketball poll with Baylor in second place

No. 4 UConn women crush Tulsa

UConn's Christyn Williams (13) keeps the ball against the Tulsa defense during the second half of Sunday's game at Storrs. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

Megan Walker scored 24 points and No. 4 UConn routed Tulsa 92-34 on Sunday to extend its American Athletic Conference winning streak to 127 games.

UConn women are back home on Sunday

UConn guard Crystal Dangerfield (5) drives to the basket defended by Memphis guard Gazmyne Herndon in the second half of Tuesday's game at Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Nikki Boertman)

But back to the positives. UConn will be at home the next three weeks, starting with Sunday’s American Athletic Conference game against Tulsa at Gampel Pavilion (noon, SNY).


Local roundup: Ledyard girls surprise Waterford 41-35

Tallie Williams scored 12 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Ledyard surprised Waterford 41-35 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division II girls' basketball game on Tuesday night.

Local college notes

A weekly look at The Day's local colleges and local athletes who have continued their careers at colleges outside the region:


Derek Jeter, Larry Walker elected to baseball Hall of Fame

In this July 9, 2011, file photo, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter smiles as he speaks about his 3,000th career hit at a press conference at Yankee Stadium. Jeter was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday, falling one vote shy of being a unanimous selection. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

Derek Jeter came within one vote of being a unanimous pick for the Hall of Fame while Larry Walker also earned baseball's highest honor on Tuesday

Coco Gauff sets up Osaka showdown in Australia; Serena wins


Defending champion Naomi Osaka pulled it together in a swirling breeze on Margaret Court Arena to beat Zheng Saisai 6-2, 6-4 and advance to the third round of the Australian Open



6:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Georgetown at Xavier.

7 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Toronto Raptors.

7 p.m., MSG — NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at New York Knicks.

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: St. Bonaventure at Dayton.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Syracuse at Notre Dame.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: South Carolina at Auburn.

7 p.m., ESPNews — NCAA men: Cincinnati at Temple.

7 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Navy at Boston University.

7 p.m., YES — NCAA men: Georgia Tech at Louisville.

7:30 p.m., NBCSB — NBA: Memphis Grizzlies at Boston Celtics.

8:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Providence at Seton Hall.

9 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Creighton at DePaul.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Memphis at Tulsa.

9 p.m., NESN, YES — NCAA men: Boston College at Pittsburgh.

9:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA: San Antonio Spurs at New Orleans Pelicans.

11 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: UNLV at Nevada.

Figure Skating

11:30 p.m., NBCSN — European Championships from Graz, Austria. (taped today)


1:30 p.m., Golf Channel — Korn Ferry: Great Abaco Classic from the Bahamas.

11 p.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Dubai Desert Classic from United Arab Emirates.


8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Minnesota Wild.


2:25 p.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Burnley at Manchester United. 


7 p.m., Tennis Channel — Australian Open from Melbourne.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — Australian Open from Melbourne.