Friday, March 30, 2012

Weekend watchdog

Monday night, after the game is won and the nets are cut down, CBS rolls the montage.
It's probably half done now, awaiting a few highlights from the Final Four in New Orleans to honor the new college basketball champions. Before it's ready, we've got to get to a championship game pairing.
We know one Kentucky school will be there, since the top-seeded Wildcats face former coach Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals Saturday at 6 p.m.
The second contest matches Ohio State and Kansas, which both knocked off top seeds to reach the Final Four. It's scheduled to start at 8:49 p.m., pending the number of commercials crammed into the coverage of the first game.
After a day of rest, the ball is tipped for the final time Monday at 9 p.m.
The women's Final Four in Denver starts Sunday on ESPN, with all top seeds advancing. It's a Big East battle at 6:30 p.m., with Connecticut going against Notre Dame. Baylor takes on Stanford at 9 p.m.
The final two meet Tuesday.
Want to see younger players? ESPN2 has the semifinals of the National High School Invitational tournament Friday starting at 11:30 a.m. and the finals are on ESPN Saturday at 2 p.m. ESPN2 shows the girls final Saturday at noon.
Friday, ESPN offers the Mavericks taking on Orlando at 8 p.m. before the Trail Blazers take on the Clippers.
ABC's Sunday doubleheader starts in Oklahoma City, with the Bulls meeting the Thunder at 1 p.m. The Heat battle the Celtics at 3:30 p.m.
The Wizards head into the final month of the regular season, playing Indiana Thursday at 7 p.m. on Comcast-plus, then host the 76ers Friday at 7 p.m. They open April with a trip to Toronto Sunday at 6 p.m. on Comcast.
Martinsville hosts the Sprint Cup drivers, starting Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on FOX.
The IndyCar tackle Alabama Sunday on NBC Sports Network.
Golfers prepare for the Masters with the Shell Houston Open Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC.
NBC has the Flyers against Penguins Sunday at 12:30 p.m. There's Friday night hockey on NBC Sports network, with Dallas at Vancouver at 10 p.m., and Sunday at 7 p.m. the Bruins visit the Rangers.
The Capitals limp toward season's end, playing Montreal Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
MASN has the Nationals playing the Marlins Friday at 6 p.m., while the Orioles play the Rays Sunday at 1 p.m.
ACC baseball gets coverage Saturday at 1 p.m. on Comcast, with Duke playing Georgia Tech.
D.C. United take on Dallas on NBC Sports network Friday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday at 11 p.m.
The Ericcson Open hits the tennis courts this weekend, with the men's semifinals Friday on ESPN2, starting at 3 p.m. CBS takes over Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.

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