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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Wednesday's best

A daily look at the best of the local sports scene ...

It's NEC rivalry week in men's basketball, and Sacred Heart travels to play Quinnipiac at the TD Bank Sports Center at 7 p.m.

Coach Dave Bike, who won his 500th game earlier this season, has Sacred  Heart pushing for an NEC tournament berth. The Pioneers are 4-8 in conference play, two games out of eighth-place with six games left. The top eight make the conference playoffs.

Quinnipiac and coach Tom Moore are tied for fourth place at 7-5 and are 15-8 overall.

Bill Cloutier previews the game here or you can read the preview capsule here.

The two teams play Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Pitt Center in Fairfield.

You can see the complete NEC standings here

-- Connecticut high school hockey has a couple out of state opponents visiting with Rhode Island power Mount St. Charles playing at No. 3 Hamden at 6 p.m. Mount St. Charles has won three straight state titles and 40 overall, including 26 straight through 2003. Hamden has won two straight state titles and  17 overall.

Seton Hall Prep of New Jersey has struggled this year with a 3-12 record and play at No. 2 Fairfield Prep at Bridgeport's Wonderland of Ice at 6:45 p.m.

And there will be an interesting in-state matchup with No. 6 South Windsor (12-2) taking on No. 7 West Haven (7-3-2) at Bennett Rink at 6:30 p.m. There has been a lot of debate over the past few weeks on the Register state poll as to where these programs belong.

For the Register's Connecticut state hockey poll click here

-- In high school indoor track, the Naugatuck Valley League championships begin at 4:30 p.m. at the New Haven Athletic Center. This meet is usually filled with some impressive performances with the likes of Woodland, Seymour, Wilby and Holy Cross in the mix.


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