Friday, March 6, 2015

Weekend watchdog

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The first spots in the 2015 NCAA tournament field will be claimed this weekend. And the regular season finales will keep the bubble teams wary as their conference tournaments loom.
The Ohio Valley Conference passes out its bid Saturday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2, and two more spots will be decided Sunday with the Big South championship at 12:30 and Atlantic Sun at 2:30 p.m.
CBS has the Missouri Valley Conference title game Sunday at 2 p.m.
There's a pair of contests from the West Coast Conference quarterfinals on ESPN2 Saturday at 9 and 11:30 p.m. NBC Sports network has the semifinals of the CAA tournament from Baltimore Sunday at 2:30 and 5 p.m.
There's more conference championship games through the week as the big conferences get ready for their tournaments.
Friday's play on ESPN2 starts with Akron-Kent State at 7 p.m. before Texas Tech battles Baylor.
The ACC network brings Wake Forest against Boston College Saturday at 2 p.m. and Clemson's trip to Notre Dame at 4 p.m.
CBS offers three games Saturday, starting at noon with Syracuse against North Carolina State. Top-ranked Kentucky tries to finish an unbeaten regular season against Florida at 2 p.m., then it's Arizona-Stanford. Memphis meets Cincinnati at noon Sunday, and Wisconsin battles Ohio State at 4:30 p.m.
St. John's takes on Villanova Saturday at 2 p.m. on Fox.
Michigan State meets Indiana at noon on ESPN, followed by LSU-Arkansas and Kansas meets Oklahoma at 4 p.m. The ACC closes the night, with Virginia's trip to Louisville at 6:30 p.m. before Duke and North Carolina caps the season at 9 p.m.
Pittsburgh plays Florida State on ESPN2 at noon. Connecticut clashes with Temple at 2 p.m. and Kansas State tangles with Texas at 4 p.m.
Butler battles Providence on FoxSports1 Saturday at noon.
Virginia Tech closes its regular season against Miami Saturday at noon on Comcast.
Massachusetts meets George Washington on NBC Sports network Saturday at 3:30 p.m., followed by VCU-George Mason.
ESPN brings four women's tournament championship games Sunday. The ACC starts the action at 1 p.m., with the SEC at 3:30 p.m. and Big Ten tipping off at 7 p.m. The Pac-12 crowns its champion at 9 p.m.
Comcast has two quarterfinal games from the ACC women's tournament Friday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
ESPN carries Suns-Nets Friday at 8 p.m., then the Mavericks take on the Warriors.
The Wizards host the Heat Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
The Bulls take on the Spurs at 1 p.m. on ABC Sunday, then the Clippers travel to Golden State at 3:30 p.m.
The Capitals host Buffalo Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
Comcast offers the Flyers facing the Devils Sunday at 5 p.m.
Detroit heads to Boston Sunday at noon on NBC, and the Rangers visit Chicago Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
Sports of the summer start this weekend. The Nationals meet the Cardinals Saturday at 1 p.m. on MASN.
D.C. United opens the campaign against Montreal Saturday at 3 p.m. on Comcast. ESPN2 carries Orlando City-New York City Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
The PGA tour has its World Golf Championships on NBC Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Across the pond, Queens Park Rangers takes on Tottenham Hotspur Saturday at 10 a.m. on NBC Sports network.
NBC offers Premier Boxing champions from Las Vegas Saturday at 8:30 p.m.

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