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No. 3 Villanova edges Seton Hall in return from 27-day break

Seton Hall guard Takal Molson tries to block a shot by Villanova forward Cole Swider during the first half of Tuesday's game in Villanova, Pa. Third-ranked Villanova won, 76-74. (Laurence Kesterson/AP Photo)

Cole Swider hit the winning free throw in the final seconds and Collin Gillespie scored 22 points to help No. 3 Villanova win its first game in 27 days, 76-74 over Seton Hall

Short-handed Florida stuns No. 6 Tennessee 75-49

Florida guard Tre Mann and Tennessee guard Davonte Gaines compete for a rebound during the first half of Tuesday's game in Gainesville, Fla. The Gators stunned sixth-ranked Tennessee, 75-49. (Matt Stamey/AP Photo)

Noah Locke scored 14 points, Tyree Appleby added 13 and short-handed Florida stunned No. 6 Tennessee 75-49

Top 25 men's and women's basketball roundup

Purdue guard Jaden Ivey goes up for a shot between Ohio State forward Zed Key, left, and guard Eugene Brown during the first half of Tuesday's game in Columbus, Ohio. Ivey hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with five seconds left to give the Boilermakers a 67-65 win over No. 15 Ohio State. (Paul Vernon/AP Photo)

Jaden Ivey scored 15 points and made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 5 seconds remaining, and Purdue rallied to beat No. 15 Ohio State 67-65

Louisville is No. 1 in women's AP Top 25 for first time

Louisville coach Jeff Walz gestures during the first half of a Jan. 7 game against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool)

Louisville is No. 1 in The Associated Press women’s college basketball poll for the first time in school history

No. 1 Stanford women fall to Colorado

Colorado guard Mya Hollingshed, right, pulls in a rebound as Stanford guards Lexie Hull, left, and Haley Jones defend in overtime of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Frida Formann hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:36 left in overtime to lead the Colorado Buffaloes to a 77-72 upset win over No. 1 Stanford

COLUMNS

Football and wrestling expose CIAC's shortcomings

Football, wrestling have more in common than they realize.

Hard-luck Friars have been on wrong side of fantastic finishes

Providence is one of frontrunners for the Big East's Hard Luck Team of the Year award. The Friars...

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College basketball top 25 roundup: No. 2 Baylor improves to 12-0

Baylor's Jonathan Tchatchoua (23) dunks the ball during the second half of Saturday's Big 12 victory over Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Justin Rex)

Davion Mitchell had 19 points and Jared Butler finally scored late as No. 2 Baylor overcame No. 15 Texas Tech 68-60 on Saturday to stay undefeated after their closest game this season.

Butler erases 13-point deficit, upsets No. 8 Creighton in OT

Butler's Myles Tate (12) is defended by Creighton's Shereef Mitchell (4) during the first half of Saturday's Big East game in Indianapolis. The Bulldogs upset the No. 8 Bluejays 70-66 in overtime. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Aaron Thompson scored 17 points and he found Bryce Nze for the go-ahead layup with 68 seconds left in overtime, leading Butler back from a 13-point deficit to upset No. 8 Creighton 70-66 in overtime

Bowl games look to future after weathering challenging year

A banner along the sideline at AT&T Stadium reads,

Nineteen of the 45 college football bowl games that were scheduled in December and January were canceled, including three after the participating teams were announced

FCS schedules nearly set with season starting in February

In this Dec. 21, 2019, file photo, North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance (5) scores a rushing touchdown during the first half of an FCS playoff game against Montana State in Fargo, N.D. (AP Photo/Bruce Crummy, File)

One college football season just ended and another one starts in just over a month

UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

UConn routs Butler 103-35, Auriemma passes Summitt in wins

UConn forward Olivia Nelson-Ododa (20) shoots against Butler in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Storrs, Conn. (David Butler II/Pool Photo via AP)

Olivia Nelson-Ododa led a balanced attack with 18 points and No. 3 UConn, playing for the first time in 10 days, routed Butler 103-35 in a tuneup before traveling to face Tennessee

Ten days later, No. 3 UConn women get back to business vs. Butler

UConn guard Evina Westbrook (22) brings the ball up court during the No. 3 Huskies' 87-50 win over Providence on Jan. 9 in Storrs. UConn returns to action on Tuesday by hosting Butler in a Big East game. (David Butler II/Pool Photo via AP)

UConn's last game was Jan. 9 against Providence, an 87-50 victory but one in which not everything went particularly smoothly. Normally, those transgressions would have been addressed by now.

UConn women add Poffenbarger to roster for second semester

The UConn women's basketball program announced Friday morning that Saylor Poffenbarger has enrolled in classes and will join the team for the second semester.

UConn women reschedule two games

The Big East Conference announced an updated women's basketball schedule on Thursday, and two of the rescheduled games involve UConn.

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PROFESSIONAL

Mahomes, other QBs in final four share affinity for deep throws

Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady passes in front of Saints outside linebacker Demario Davis during the second half of Sunday's NFC divisional round playoff game in New Orleans. Tampa Bay won, 30-20. (Butch Dill/AP Photo)

Patrick Mahomes has some company among quarterbacks in the conference championship games when it comes to throwing deep balls

Jets make hiring of Saleh as head coach official

Then-San Francisco defensive coordinator Robert Saleh is shown during a Sept. 13, 2020 game against Arizona in Santa Clara, Calif. The Jets officially hired Saleh as their new head coach Tuesday. (Tony Avelar/AP Photo)

The New York Jets officially announced they hired former San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh as their head coach after agreeing to terms with the team last Thursday

ON THE AIR

Basketball

6 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Virginia Commonwealth at St. Bonaventure.

7 p.m., NBCSB, ESPN — NBA: Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers.

7 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Cleveland Cavaliers.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Colorado at Washington.

9 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Providence at Creighton.

9:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Phoenix Suns at Houston Rockets.

11 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Fresno State at Boise State.

Boxing

9 p.m., Showtime — The New Generation from Mohegan Sun Arena.

Golf

5 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA exhibition: Desert Classic Charity Challenge from La Quinta, Calif. 

10:30 p.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: HSBC Championship from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Hockey

7 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Edmonton Oilers at Toronto Maple Leafs.

9:30 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Minnesota Wild at Anaheim Ducks.

Mixed Martial Arts

9 a.m., ESPN — UFC preliminaries from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Noon, ESPN — UFC: Michael Chiesa vs. Neil Magny in a welterweight bout from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Soccer

12:55 p.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Aston Villa at Manchester City.

2:50 p.m., ESPN2 — Italian Super Cup: Napoli vs. Juventus in final from Reggio Emilia, Italy.

3:10 p.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Manchester United at Fulham.

10 p.m., FS2 — CONCACAF League: C.D. Olimpia at L.D. Alajuelense in a semifinal.