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What To Watch: Thursday

by Robbie Gillies

12pm ET - ESPN - Big East Tournament: #9 Georgetown vs. Villanova - If the chips fall the right way and Georgetown wins the Big East, they'd have an outside shot at a one seed.

12:30pm - ESPN2 - Big 12 Tournament: Oklahoma State vs. Texas Tech
- This game might have some importance. These teams might be playing to see who goes to the NIT and who's left out of the small dance.

2pm - ESPN - Big East Tournament: #15 Connecticut vs. West Virginia
- UConn is one of the hottest teams right now having won 13 of their last 15 games. West Virginia might just be happy to have locked up a tournament bid.

2:30pm - ESPN2 - Big Ten Tournament: Illinois @ Penn State
- The Nittany Lions have to win this game to get above .500 and be eligible for the NIT.

4:30pm - ESPN2 - Big Ten Tournament: Minnesota vs. Northwestern
- Michael Wilbon might be the only one watching.

7pm - ESPN - Big East Tournament: #13 Louisville vs. Pittsburgh
- Louisville beat Pitt 75-73 on three late free throws by David Padgett to seal the win. Padgett creates a tough match-up for freshman DeJuan Blair. Blair is used to protecting the post, but Padgett has a mid-range game and is great at getting his teammates involved.

7pm - ESPN2 - ACC Tournament: Georgia Tech vs. Virginia
- Both games between these two have been really close this season. Georgia Tech won the first match-up in overtime and UVA won the second 76-74.

8pm - TNT - Cavaliers @ Wizards - Looks like Caron Butler will be playing after missing 16 straight games. But, will the Wizards have any answers for King James who has put up monstrous numbers recently.

9pm - ESPN - Big East Tournament: #24 Marquette vs. #14 Notre Dame
- Marquette will look to push the tempo to create fastbreak points. Notre Dame will go through Big East Player of the Year, Luke Harongody.

9:30pm - ESPN2 - Big 12 Tournament: Iowa State vs. Texas A&M
- The Aggies are on the bubble and have to beat Iowa State to have any chance of making the Tournament.

10:30pm - TNT - Warriors @ Suns
- I hope they don't ruin this game by playing defense.

Non-sports pick - 9pm - Zoolander
- Can't hear the song "Jitterbug" without thinking about gas fight!