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What To Watch: Thursday

by Robbie Gillies

7pm ET - ESPN – NCAA Basketball: Evansville at #1 North Carolina - From Corky England on The Big Lead: "Frankly, there shouldn’t be a No. 2 in the rankings. UConn (or whichever team comes next) should be at something like No. 7. That’s probably a fairer assessment of the gulf between the Heels and everyone else." Evansville is no slouch though. They're 7-1 and have beaten such powerhouses as Buffalo and Ball State...

7pm - ESPN2 – NCAA Basketball: Mississippi St. at Cincinnati - Neither of these teams have a great shot to make the tournament so this one is basically for conference bragging rights.

8pm - NFL Network - Colts at Jaguars - With a Colts win, Dungy would be first coach since the NFL/AFL merger to lead a team to 10 straight playoff appearances.

8pm - TNT – NBA: Spurs at Magic - Dwight Howard returns from sitting out two games with a knee injury just in time to face Tim Duncan.

9pm - ESPN – NCAA Basketball: #9 Louisville at Mississippi - Aside from Louisville's loss to Western Kentucky, they have destroyed opponents. But Mississippi should be tougher than those cupcakes.

10:30pm - TNT – NBA: Suns at Blazers - Blazers fans cheered Terry Porter when his number was retired on Tuesday, but they won't be so kind to him tonight when he coaches against his former team.

Non-sports pick - 8pm - Discovery Channel – HowStuffWorks - "Brew masters and beer connoisseurs discuss innovating new ways to make beer."