Friday, March 18, 2016

Weekend watchdog

final four 2016
The first favorites have been send home.
What's next for the NCAA tournament?
Friday's play starts on CBS at noon as Syracuse faces Dayton. Villanova meets UNC-Asheville on TruTV at 12:30 p.m.
VCU goes against Oregon State at 1:30 p.m. on TNT and TBS gets its day going with California-Hawaii at 2 p.m.
CBS has four contests on Saturday starting at noon with Wichita State-Miami and Duke against Yale. It's Kentucky facing Indiana at 5:15 p.m. and top-seed Kansas meeting Connecticut.
Virginia plays Butler on TBS Saturday at 7:15 p.m., with North Carolina-Providence in the nightcap. TNT offers Arkansas-Little Rock's battle with Iowa State at 6:10 p.m. before showing Gonzaga-Utah.
Sunday there's three more games on CBS, with doubleheaders on TBS and TNT and TruTV carrying a contest Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Then we're down to the Sweet 16.
The women's tournament gets going Friday at noon on ESPN2. Connecticut tips off Saturday's action against Robert Morris at 11 a.m., then the rest of the field completes its first round.
The second round gets underway on ESPN2 Sunday at noon with four time slots for games, and ESPN has games Sunday at 7 and 9 p.m.
ESPN has NIT second round play between Wagner and Creighton Saturday at noon and Sunday at noon as Florida faces Ohio State.
ABC brings the big battle between the Warriors and Spurs Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
The Wizards face the Knicks Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
NASCAR visits Fontana this weekend, with the Sprint Cup series going Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on Fox.
FoxSports1 has the Xfinity race Saturday at 4 p.m. Down under, it's the Australian Open on NBC Sports network Sunday at 12:30 a.m. There's qualifying Saturday at 2 a.m.
Comcast offers the Capitals against the Predators Friday at 7 p.m. The Capitals visit Pittsburgh Sunday at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports network before the Wild meet the Blackhawks at 8:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the semifinals of Hockey East Friday, with UMass-Lowell against Providence at 5 p.m. followed by Northeastern-Boston College. The final is Saturday at 8 p.m.
The Nationals meet the Mets in spring training action Saturday at 1 p.m. on MASN and the Orioles take on the Rays Sunday at 1 p.m.
On the college diamond, Florida Atlantic faces Middle Tennessee on MASN2 Saturday at noon.
ESPN has Mat Madness - the Division I wrestling championships - with semifinals Friday at 8 p.m. and the championship Saturday at 8 p.m.
It's time for the Arnold Palmer Invitational, with coverage on NBC Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
D.C. United takes on Colorado on ESPN2 Sunday at 5 p.m. and FoxSports1 has Toronto meeting Kansas City at 7 p.m.
Everton battles Arsenal Saturday at 8:40 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Chelsea-West Ham United and Swansea City meeting Aston Villa at 1:30 p.m.
Navy meets Loyola in college lacrosse Saturday at 1 p.m. on Comcast.
Comcast offers women's lacrosse between Loyola and Navy Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
ESPN2 has the Paribas Open through the weekend, with men's action Friday at 3 p.m. on ESPN with women's semifinals on ESPN2 at 10 p.m. There's men's semifinals Saturday at 2 p.m and the men's and women's finals will be on ESPN Sunday at 2 p.m.
There's Alpine skiing on NBC Sports network Friday at 7 a.m., Saturday at 7 a.m. and Sunday at 6 a.m.
NBC Sports network has action from the indoor track and field championship Saturday at 9:30 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m.

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