Purdue -vs- Connecticut, 7:07 PM, CBS
Purdue is playing some pretty good basketball right now, fresh off a Big Ten tourney title. But, UConn has breezed through their first few games and have their eye on the Final Four. Should be a good game as two of the top teams from two of the toughest conferences face off for a spot in the Elite 8.
Xaver -vs- Pittsburgh, 7:27 PM, CBS
Pitt has been struggling so far through the tournament but that hasn’t stopped anyone from expecting them to advance over Xavier. Xavier is a very good team. Don’t let some of their bad losses throughout the regular season fool you. Sean Miller and Co. know how to win in March and are hoping for a berth in the elite 8 for a second straight season.
Missouri -vs- Memphis, 9:37 PM, CBS
You know it’s going to be a good day in basketball if this is considered the second best game of the day. Memphis is on a mission to complete what they nearly did last year, win a national title. At the same time, Mizzou has been a force to be reckoned with and isn’t going to roll over for Memphis. I actually have Missouri ultimately advancing to the Final Four. Should be a very good game.
Villanova -vs- Duke, 9:57 PM, CBS
Last but certainly NOT least, in what has been one of the most anticipated games of the second weekend entire tournament, Scottie Reynolds and Villanova will take on the Blue Devils of Duke. I heard some refer to Duke as “having a down year” and you must be a pretty good program to get a #2 seed in a down year. Two tough teams from the two best conferences, two great coaches in Jay Wright and Mike Kryzcksikdski Krzyzewski (pronounced Sha-Shef-Ski), all for a spot in the Elite 8. It doesn’t get much better than this, baby.
Miami Heat @ Chicago Bulls, 8:00 PM, TNT
Phoenix Suns @ Portland Trailblazers, 10:30 PM, TNT
If you’re one of those hardcore Card fans that don’t really care about college basketball when Louisville isn’t playing than switch the channel over to TNT where tonights NBA Doubleheader includes a couple of decent games between some potential playoff teams. Is Greg Oden healthy? Because I’d really love to see him take it to Shaq, you know, physically. I’m a horrible comedian.
The Office, 9:00 PM, NBC
30 Rock , 9:30 PM, NBC
In what might be televisions best sitcom currently, Michael uses his last two weeks at the job to goof off. This is my Tony Kornheiser-ish attempt to tell you what to watch tonight that has absolutely nothing to do with sports. On 30 Rock, Jack’s 50th birthday sends him tripping down memory lane.