Top 25 men's and women's basketball roundup

Tennessee's Rennia Davis celebrates during the Volunteers' 74-63 upset of No. 15 Notre Dame on Monday in South Bend, Ind. (Michael Caterina/South Bend Tribune/AP Photo)

Rennia Davis had a career-high 33 points and 10 rebounds to lead Tennessee past No. 15 Notre Dame 74-63

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Where should Alabama be ranked now?

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow runs as Alabama defensive lineman Phidarian Mathis chases him in the first half of a Nov. 9 game in Tuscaloosa , Ala. LSU won, 46-41. (Vasha Hunt/AP Photo)

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Where should Alabama be ranked now?

Kentucky new No. 1 in AP Top 25 after beating Michigan State

Kentucky guard Ashton Hagans drives to the basket during the second half of a Nov. 5 game against Michigan State in New York. Kentucky won 69-62. (Adam Hunger/AP Photo)

Kentucky climb to No. 1 in AP Top 25 men's college basketball poll after beating Michigan State

No. 13 Minnesota stays unbeaten vs. No. 5 Penn State, 31-26

Minnesota defensive back Jordan Howden, left, celebrates with teammates Antoine Winfield Jr., center, and Chris Williamson, right, after they stopped Penn State from scoring during Saturday's game in Minneapolis. No. 13 Minnesota stunned No. 5 Penn State, 31-26. (Stacy Bengs/AP Photo)

No. 13 Minnesota stays undefeated in 31-26 triumph over No. 5 Penn State for 1st top-5 win since '99

Top 25 football roundup

Oklahoma cornerback Parnell Motley intercepts a pass intended for Iowa State wide receiver La'Michael Pettway on a two-point conversion attempt with 24 seconds remaining in Saturday's game in Norman, Okla. The ninth-ranked Sooners edged Iowa State, 42-41. (Sue Ogrocki/AP Photo)

Parnell Motley intercepted Brock Purdy's two-point conversion pass with 24 seconds left and No. 9 Oklahoma held off Iowa State 42-41

COLUMNS

The Lonesome Polecat: NFA showed patience and it paid off in the end

NFA's fast-paced offense came in handy last Friday against methodical Killingly.

Dr. I: New London Legion now has an Oscar winner and a World Series champ

Idle Thoughts, while waiting for Thanksgiving, more RPO (run-pass option) and less RCS (Road...

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Top 25 men's and women's basketball roundup

Texas forward Royce Hamm Jr. gets his hand on a shot by Purdue forward Trevion Williams in the first half of Saturday's game in West Lafayette, Ind. Texas knocked off the No. 23 Boilermakers, 70-66. (AJ Mast/AP Photo)

Matt Coleman III scored 22 points and Gerald Liddell added a career high 14 on Saturday to lead Texas past No. 23 Purdue 70-66

WPI football rolls past injury-riddled Coast Guard, 54-7

Sean McAllen and Connor Field combined to rush for 243 yards and five rushing touchdowns in the first half leading WPI to a 54-7 win over Coast Guard in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference game, the Bears final road...

Burrow, No. 1 LSU hold on for 46-41 win over No. 2 Alabama

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (9) is carried off the field by his teammates after defeating Alabama 46-41 in a college football game Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (John Bazemore/AP Photo)

Joe Burrow passed for 393 yards and three touchdowns and No. 1 LSU snapped an eight-game losing streak to No. 2 Alabama with a 46-41 victory on Saturday

1 vs. 2: LSU-Alabama is big, but loser still could make CFP

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa looks to throw during the first half of a Sept. 7 game against New Mexico State in Tuscaloosa, Ala. For the first time in college football history, there will be two games matching teams of at least 8-0 on the same day, according to ESPN Facts and Info. Saturday, LSU and the Crimson Tide will play the first regular-season game matching AP Nos. 1 and 2 since 2011 — when No. 1 LSU beat No. 2 Alabama 9-6 in overtime. (Vasha Hunt/AP Photo)

LSU-Alabama is big, but loser still could make CFP playoff; Penn State-Minnesota also matches unbeatens

UCONN FOOTBALL

UConn falls to No. 17 Cincinnati 48-3

UConn quarterback Mike Beaudry (12) is sacked by Cincinnati linebacker Joel Dublanko (41) during the second half of Saturday's game at Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

No. 17 Cincinnati remained the only unbeaten team in American Athletic play by routing UConn 48-3 on Saturday.

UConn football faces physical challenge at No. 17 Cincinnati

UConn quarterback Jack Zergiotis knows he can't turn the ball over if the Huskies hope to stay competitive with No. 17 Cincinnati on Saturday at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati. (Stephen Dunn/AP Photo)

UConn faces one of its biggest challenges of the season on Saturday when they hit the road for an American Athletic Conference game at No. 17 Cincinnati.

UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Oregon stays atop AP women's college basketball poll

Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu, center, celebrates a play with teammates during the first half of the team's exhibition game against the U.S. on Nov. 9 in Eugene, Ore. (Chris Pietsch/AP Photo)

Oregon remains No. 1 in The Associated Press women's college basketball poll this week

UConn women win opener vs. Cal

UConn's Christyn Williams dribbles around Cal's Leilani McIntosh in Sunday's game at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs.   (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Christyn Williams had 24 points and Megan Walker 21 points and 10 rebounds for the fifth-ranked UConn women's basketball team in a season-opening 72-61 win over Cal on Sunday at Gampel Pavilion.

UConn women will open the season vs. Cal with the same objective as always

UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma gives instructions to point guard Crystal Dangerfield in a preseason scrimmage against Jefferson on Nov. 3. The Huskies open their season today against Cal at Gampel Pavilion. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Geno Auriemma will coach his 1,202nd game at UConn on Sunday when the Huskies host California in their regular-season opener. For the 1,202nd time, the six words will be written on the board: Play hard. Play smart. Have fun.

UConn women to face U.S. National Team in January exhibition game

The UConn women’s basketball team will take on the U.S. Women’s National Team, headlined by former UConn greats Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi, in an exhibition game on Monday, Jan. 27, at the XL Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Mitchell names Waterford's Erin Miller its new head softball coach

Waterford native Erin Miller was named head softball coach at Mitchell College on Monday.

Local roundup: Wheeler, Old Lyme boys advance in Clas S soccer

Old Lyme's Richard Damiano (7) and Tim O'Brien (2) celebrate a goal with Avery Welch during the Wildcats' 3-1 victory over Montville in the first round of the CIAC Class S boys' soccer tournament on Monday night at Montville. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

The Wheeler High School boys' soccer team advanced to the CIAC Class S second round with a dramatic win on Monday.

Conn College qualifies for NCAA Division III men's soccer tourney

For the third straight season, the Connecticut College men's soccer team has qualified for the NCAA Division III tournament.

PROFESSIONAL

Seattle puts stamp on its first 10 years with 2nd MLS title

The Sounders' Victor Rodriguez celebrates after his team beat Toronto FC on Sunday, 3-1, to win the MLS Cup in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson/AP Photo)

The Seattle Sounders closed out their first decade as a Major League Soccer franchise by adding a second star to their crest

Seahawks knock 49ers from unbeaten ranks with 27-24 OT win

Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson runs against San Francisco during the second half of Monday's game in Santa Clara, Calif. Seattle won in overtime, 27-24, to knock off the NFL's last unbeaten team. (Tony Avelar/AP Photo)

Jason Myers kicks Seattle Seahawks past San Francisco 49ers 27-24 in overtime

ON THE AIR

Basketball

6 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Pittsburgh at Robert Morris.

6:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Creighton at Michigan.

7 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Philadelphia 76ers.

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Missouri at Xavier.

8 p.m., MSG — NBA: New York Knicks at Chicago Bulls.

8:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Minnesota at Butler.

9 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Utah Jazz.

9 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Miami at Central Florida.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Memphis vs. Oregon at Portland, Ore.

10 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at Sacramento Kings.

11:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Oklahoma vs. Oregon State at Portland, Ore.

Football

7:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Western Michigan at Ohio.

8 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Eastern Michigan at Akron.

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN — NHL: Florida Panthers at Boston Bruins.

7:30 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Rangers.

Tennis

7 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Finals from London.

1 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Finals from London.