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Friday, March 2, 2012
Who's going to be playing in the NCAA tournament?
The first tickets get punched this weekend.
The Big South goes first, Saturday at noon on ESPN2. Then the Ohio Valley crowns its champion at 2 p.m. The Atlantic Sun title game is at 7 p.m., followed by the semifinals of the West Coast Conference tournament.
CBS has "Arch Madness," the championship of the Missouri Valley Conference, Sunday at 2 p.m.
Comcast-plus has four quarterfinals from the CAA tournament Saturday, starting at noon. The semifinals begin Sunday at 2 p.m.
Among the big boys, it's the final weekend of the regular season. ESPN's GameDay crew spends Saturday at North Carolina for the ACC championship battle between the Tar Heels and Duke at 7 p.m.
The ACC Network has three games to show. Wake Forest goes to Georgia Tech Saturday at noon, followed by Boston College-Miami at 2:30 p.m. Virginia closes the regular season at Maryland Sunday at 2 p.m.
CBS offers a full slate Saturday, beginning at noon with Memphis-Tulsa. There's a choice of two games at 2 p.m. - either LSU vs. Auburn or Washington against UCLA - before Louisville goes against Syracuse. Sunday, Kentucky battles Florida at noon and Big Ten regular season champion Michigan State meets Ohio State at 4 p.m.
Saturday's ESPN slate begins with Pittsburgh taking on Connecticut at noon. They stay in the Big East at 2 p.m. for Cincinnati-Villanova, then Vanderbilt plays Tennessee at 4 p.m. Texas meets Kansas to cap the night at 9 p.m. Sunday at 1 p.m., Michigan battles Penn State.
On ESPN2, Akron goes against Kent State Friday at 7 p.m., and Clemson battles Florida State Sunday at noon.
Comcast's Saturday starts at 2 p.m. with Southern Mississippi at Marshall before Colorado visits Oregon State. Sunday in the Pac-12, it's Arizona-Arizona State at 3:30 p.m. before California plays Stanford. MASN has the Big East contest between Providence and Notre Dame Friday at 7 p.m., and four more conference games Saturday. The day starts in South Florida, with West Virginia playing the Bulls at noon, then Georgetown takes on Marquette. At 6 p.m., it's Seton Hall-DePaul before St. John's goes against Rutgers. The Big 12 also gets a slot Saturday, with Missouri meeting Texas Tech at 4 p.m.
Comcast shows the two games from the ACC women's tournament Friday afternoon, and the other two quarterfinal contests will be on Comcast-plus. Saturday at noon, there's the Big 12 game between Iowa State and Baylor and Sunday at 1 p.m. Texas takes on Texas A&M.
Sunday is championship day on ESPN2, with the ACC title game at 2 p.m. The Big Ten crowns its champion at 4 p.m., then it's the Southeastern Conference's turn at 6 p.m.
It's a short week for a long trip in NASCAR world. After a rain and fire-delayed Daytona 500, the drivers will be in Phoenix Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The Nationwide race will be Saturday at 4 p.m. on ESPN2.
How's Kobe Bryant and his nose? Find out Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on ABC, when the Lakers host Miami. That's after a bit of Linsanity, with the Knicks at Celtics at 1 p.m.
ESPN shows Warriors-76ers at 8 p.m. Friday, then the Clippers face the Suns. There's another doubleheader Sunday evening, with the Bulls against 76ers at 7 p.m. before the Nuggets take on the Spurs.
The Wizards take on Cleveland Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.