University of Connecticut

The Field Is Crowded, but Mostly Behind South Carolina

Conferences are scrambling to update protocols to reflect the new variant. Most, including every Power 5 conference, have rescinded recent rules that had deemed any cancellation because of coronavirus protocol to be a forfeiture by the exposed team. What remains to be seen is whether the N.C.A.A. will amend its 25-game requirement for tournament eligibility […]

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How Rutgers Beat Purdue and UConn’s Women Fell on Night of Upsets

Purdue’s No. 1-ranked men’s team and the indomitable Connecticut women, ranked third, both played unranked opponents on Thursday night. The results might have seemed predictable. The results were anything but. Purdue was an 11½-point favorite for its trip to Rutgers, which entered with an uninspiring 4-4 record and a loss to Lafayette on its résumé. […]

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