Connecticut's successful men's and women's coaches -- Jim Calhoun and Geno Auriemma -- agreed to contract extensions worth millions, the school announced yesterday.
Both have built the basketball programs at the small New England state university into national powers and have combined for seven NCAA titles over the past two decades.
Calhoun, in his 19th year at UConn, accepted a six-year deal worth $9.1 million. He led the Huskies to their second national title last year and ranks eighth in career wins among all active NCAA coaches with 689, with 441 at Connecticut.
Auriemma is in his 20th year with the women's program and has signed a five-year extension worth $4.85 million. He's led the Huskies to five NCAA titles.
Brown 87, Md.-Eastern Shore 38 -- Jason Forte scored a game-high 25 points and the Bruins (7-7) shot 53.3 percent from the field to rout the Hawks (1-12) in Princess Anne, Md.
Middlebury 57, Conn. College 54 -- Bobby Marcoux scored 13 points as the visiting Panthers (5-7) edged the Camels (3-10).
Duke 87, Virginia 65 -- Monique Currie scored 23 points and the top-ranked Blue Devils (16-1, 2-0 ACC) pulled away from the host Cavaliers (12-4, 2-1), extending the nation's longest winning streak to 14 games.
North Carolina 77, N.C. State 75 -- Erlana Larkins scored a career-high 23 points to help the ninth-ranked Tar Heels (13-2, 1-1 ACC) rally to beat the
Arizona St. 44, UCLA 42 -- Emily Westerberg made two free throws with 35 seconds left to help the Sun Devils beat the host Bruins. Arizona State (12-4, 4-2) handed UCLA (11-4, 5-1) its first Pac-10 loss and snapped its 10-game home winning streak.
DePaul 99, East Carolina 58 -- In Chicago, Allie Quigley scored 16 points to spark the 22d-ranked Blue Demons (12-3, 1-1 Conference USA).
Xavier 77, URI 38 -- Suntana Granderson's 15 points helped the host Musketeers (9-5, 3-0 Atlantic 10) rout the Rams (3-12, 1-3).
Colby 59, Tufts 54 -- Regina Wohl (16 points) hit a 3-pointer with 2:28 to play to break a tie and lift the Mules (5-7) past the Jumbos (8-3) in Waterville, Maine.