Aubrey Griffin scored 19 of her 29 points in the second half to lead sixth-ranked UConn to a 69-64 victory over Princeton. She tied Hall of Famer Rebecca Lobo's school record by shooting 11 for 11 from the field. UConn held off a furious rally by Princeton after Huskies starting point guard Nika Muhl was knocked out of the game early in the third quarter after a collision in the paint. Lou Lopez Senechal had 18 points and Aaliyah Edwards added eight for UConn (6-1). Grace Stone had 20 points and Kaitlyn Chen added 18 for Princeton (5-3).
Adama Sanogo scored 17 points, Donovan Clingan added 16 and No. 5 UConn beat Florida 75-54 to improve to 10-0 for the first time since the 2010-11 season. The Huskies took control early, built a 15-point lead midway through the second half and never let the Gators (6-4) back in it. It was another strong performance for a team that’s been mostly unchallenged through the first month of the season. Some thought this one would be different since it was UConn’s first true road game, but Florida had no answers for coach Dan Hurley’s balanced and bruising attack.
Led by Bryce Hopkins' 22 points, the Providence Friars defeated the Manhattan Jaspers 99-59 on Wednesday night. The Friars moved to 7-3 with the win and the Jaspers fell to 3-5.
Led by Caleb Fields' 18 points, the Fairfield Stags defeated the Sacred Heart Pioneers 61-59 on Wednesday night. The Stags moved to 4-6 with the victory and the Pioneers fell to 5-5.
Led by Kino Lilly Jr.'s 14 points, the Brown Bears defeated the Rhode Island Rams 59-58 on Wednesday night. The Bears are now 6-4 with the win and the Rams dropped to 2-7.
Led by Ike Nweke's 15 points, the Quinnipiac Bobcats defeated the Holy Cross Crusaders 75-71 on Wednesday night. The Bobcats are now 8-2 with the win and the Crusaders dropped to 3-7.
A study has found that the racial gap in graduation rates for this year’s bowl teams in college football has declined again. The gap is now the smallest in its history. The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at Central Florida says the overall Graduation Success Rate for bowl-bound teams in 2022 has reached an all-time high of 83%. Improvements for Black football players slightly outpaced those of white players. Institute director Richard Lapchick says the shrinking gap is positive news, but more must be done.
The Miami Dolphins quarterback at the center of the NFL's overhaul of its concussion protocols and the Ukrainian city that's home to Europe's largest nuclear plant are among this year's list of most mispronounced words. The Captioning Group, which captions and subtitles real-time events on TV, compiled the list released Wednesday. It highlights the names and terms that were most challenging for newsreaders and people on television to pronounce. In addition to Tua Tagovailoa and Zaporizhzhia, some of the other names and words on this year's list are Grammy-winning singer Adele, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and the Scottish capital, Edinburgh.
Led by Larry Moreno's 18 points, the St. Francis (BKN) Terriers defeated the Hartford Hawks 68-50. The Terriers improved to 4-4 with the win and the Hawks fell to 4-8.
Led by Manny Bates' 22 points, the Butler Bulldogs defeated the Yale Bulldogs 71-61 on Tuesday night. The Bulldogs were led in scoring by EJ Jarvis and Bez Mbeng, who finished with 14 points each. The Bulldogs moved to 7-3 with the victory and the Bulldogs dropped to 8-2.
UConn’s top scorer, Azzi Fudd, is expected to be out three to six weeks because of a right knee injury she suffered during her team’s loss to Notre Dame. The sophomore guard was injured in the first half of the game Sunday when a teammate collided into her. She returned midway through the second period to play four hobbled minutes but sat the rest of the way. Fudd went into the game averaging 24.0 points for the sixth-ranked Huskies. UConn's athletic spokesperson didn’t specify the type of knee injury Fudd sustained. The Huskies' loss to the No. 5 Fighting Irish was their first of the season.
The Portland Sea Dogs are being sold to a group that owns several minor league baseball teams, ending nearly three decades of family ownership. The sale to Diamond Baseball Holdings is expected to be completed by year’s end. The Sea Dogs will continue to be affiliated with the Boston Red Sox and led by by the current president and general manager. The Burke family has been only owners of the Sea Dogs, whose inaugural season was in 1994. Bill Burke, Sea Dogs chair, said the new owners “have all the resources in place to take this franchise to new heights.”
The Colorado Avalanche host the Boston Bruins after Alexander Newhook's two-goal game against the Philadelphia Flyers in the Avalanche's 5-3 loss.
Houston is No. 1 in the NCAA’s initial NET rankings, mirroring the AP Top 25. The Cougars were the No. 1 team in the AP Top 25 for the second straight week and took the top spot in the NCAA Evaluation Tool, the primary sorting tool for determining NCAA Tournament teams. Connecticut, No. 5 in the AP poll, was second in the NET rankings, followed by Purdue, Tennessee and Mississippi State. Sam Houston of the Western Athletic Conference was No. 7 behind Maryland.
Toronto aims to continue its three-game home win streak with a victory against Boston. Monday's matchup is the first this season between the squads. Toronto is 1-4 against the Atlantic Division, and Boston is 3-0 against division opponents.
Jaylen Brown had 34 points and 10 rebounds, Jayson Tatum added 29 points and 11 boards and the Boston Celtics’ snapped the Brooklyn Nets’ four-game winning streak with a 103-92 victory. Brown got Boston started with a 20-point first quarter and the Celtics turned to their defense to lock it up in the fourth quarter of the first meeting since they swept the Nets in the first round of the playoffs. Kevin Durant scored 31 points for the Nets, but committed eight turnovers. Kyrie Irving added 18 points and eight rebounds but shot just 7 for 21 from the field.
Olivia Miles had 21 points and eight rebounds for No. 7 Notre Dame, and UConn star Azzi Fudd was injured in a collision with a teammate as the Fighting Irish handed the third-ranked Huskies their first loss of the season, 74-60. Fudd, who came in averaging 24.0 points per game, exited in the final minute of the first quarter following a collision with teammate Aaliyah Edwards. She returned midway through the second period to play four minutes, but sat the rest of the day, going scoreless on two shots over 13 minutes. Maddy Westbeld added a season-high 17 points and nine rebounds for Notre Dame. Lou Lopez Senechal led UConn with 21 points.
Noah Thomasson scored 24 points as Niagara beat Quinnipiac 64-60. Thomasson added five assists for the Purple Eagles. Aaron Gray scored 14 points and added nine rebounds. Lance Erving finished with eight points. Tyrese Williams finished with 18 points for the Bobcats. Ike Nweke added 15 points and nine rebounds for Quinnipiac. Dezi Jones put up 12 points and two steals.
Led by Paxson Wojcik's 19 points, the Brown Bears defeated the Hartford Hawks 65-51 on Sunday. The Bears improved to 5-4 with the win and the Hawks fell to 4-7.
UConn and first-year coach Jim Mora Jr. will close their turnaround season against a familiar postseason opponent. They will face Marshall at the Myrtle Beach Bowl on Dec. 19. The Huskies were 4-32 the previous three seasons before Mora. They went 6-6 this fall for their most wins since 2015. That was also the last time UConn reached the postseason, when they lost to the Thundering Herd 16-10 in the St. Petersburg Bowl. Marshall had one of the most surprising results of the season when it went into Notre Dame and beat the Fighting Irish 26-21 on Sept. 10.
Viktor Lakhin and Dan Skillings Jr. posted double-doubles and Cincinnati rolled to a 97-71 victory over Bryant. Lakhin finished with 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Bearcats (6-3). Skillings added 14 points and 13 boards. David DeJulius pitched in with 14 points and seven assists. The Bulldogs (6-3) were led by Charles Pride with 23 points, six rebounds and three steals.
Maddy Seigrist scored 20 of her 29 points in the first half and grabbed nine rebounds to lead No. 25 Villanova to a 79-54 win over Providence. Seigrist was 12-of-18 shooting, including 4 of 6 from 3-point range. The Wildcats made 12 of 28 behind the arc and shot 52% overall (33 of 63). Janai Crooms led the Friars with 16 points and 10 boards. All the Wildcats started off hot as they hit 10 of 16 shots, including 6 of 10 behind the arc, to take a 26-14 lead after one quarter. Villanova cooled from distance in the second quarter (1 of 6) but still went 10 of 20 overall to open a 45-27 lead.
The Boston Bruins host the Vegas Golden Knights after Trent Frederic's two-goal game against the Colorado Avalanche in the Bruins' 5-1 win.
David Pastrnak and Trent Frederic scored two goals apiece, Linus Ullmark stopped 25 shots and the Boston Bruins improved to an NHL-record 14-0 at home this season by beating the Colorado Avalanche 5-1. Jake DeBrusk scored his 100th career NHL goal, making it 5-1 late in the third period just 10 seconds after Frederic gave the Bruins a 4-1 lead. Andrew Cogliano scored to make it 3-1 in the third for the injury-plagued Avalanche, spoiling Ullmark’s shutout after two Bruins collided in front of the net and gave the puck away. Pavel Francouz made 34 saves for Colorado.
Caleb Fields scored 19 points to help Fairfield defeat Saint Peter’s 67-55. Fields was 5 of 7 shooting, including 2 for 4 from distance, and went 7 for 8 from the foul line for the Stags (3-6). Supreme Cook added 11 points and 11 rebounds with three blocks. Allan Jeanne-Rose recorded 11 points and went 5 of 8 from the field. Isiah Dasher finished with 15 points for the Peacocks (4-4).
Led by EJ Jarvis' 17 points, the Yale Bulldogs defeated the Stony Brook Seawolves 77-72 on Saturday night. The Bulldogs moved to 8-1 with the victory and the Seawolves dropped to 2-6.
Led by Gerrale Gates' 22 points, the Holy Cross Crusaders defeated the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils 63-57 on Saturday night. Kellen Amos finished with 20 points for the Blue Devils. The Crusaders are now 3-6 with the win and the Blue Devils dropped to 0-9.
Bryce Hopkins scored 14 points as Providence beat Rhode Island 88-74. Hopkins added 15 rebounds for the Friars (6-3). Clifton Moore and Jared Bynum scored 14 points apiece. The Rams (2-6) were led in scoring by Josaphat Bilau, who finished with 16 points.
Mark Mitchell scored 15 points and Kyle Filipowski posted 13 points and 10 rebounds for the freshman’s fifth double-double in No. 17 Duke's 75-59 victory over Boston College in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams Saturday. The Blue Devils, who shot 52.8% from the field, are unbeaten in six home games under first-year coach Jon Scheyer. CJ Penha scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half, Jaeden Zackery tacked on 14 points and reserve Devin McGlockton had 10 points for Boston College, which has lost eight straight to Duke. The Eagles have dropped consecutive games for the first time this season.
Led by 18 points each from Everette Hammond and Cam Morris III, the UMass Lowell River Hawks defeated the Sacred Heart Pioneers 70-59 on Saturday. Bryce Johnson, Nico Galette and Joey Reilly finished with 13 points apiece for Sacred Heart. The River Hawks improved to 8-1 with the win and the Pioneers fell to 5-4.
Kevin Durant and Jayson Tatum meet in a matchup of two of the NBA's best scorers when Brooklyn and Boston take the court. Sunday's meeting is the first of the season between the two teams. Brooklyn is 4-1 against the Atlantic Division, and Boston is 2-0 against division opponents.