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February 13, 2009 12:15 PM

What to Watch: Weekend Edition

FRIDAY

7pm ET - ESPN2 - High School Basketball: Lincoln vs. St. Patrick - The players to watch are Lance Stephenson on Lincoln and Dexter Strickland on St. Patrick.

9pm - ESPN - #13 Villanova @ West Virginia - Villanova is one of the hottest teams in the nation right now. They've won six in a row and have outscored their opponents by an average of 13 points over that span.

9pm - TNT - Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam - Looking at the rosters I think the rookies have a chance of beating the sophomores.

Non-sports pick - FX - Cliffhanger - Let this be a lesson to the kids. This is the type of crap you make when you're on steroids.



SATURDAY

12pm - ESPN - Georgetown @ #23 Syracuse - The Orange are looking to break a terrible slump and even up the season series with the Hoyas.

1pm - CBS - #11 UCLA @ Arizona - UCLA looks to avoid going 0-2 in their trip to Arizona having lost to ASU Thursday night.


OR Kentucky @ Arkansas - Kentucky broke their 3-game skid with a win over Florida on Tuesday. But they will need to close out the season strong to ensure a tournament bid.

2pm - ESPN - Texas @ Colorado - Texas will need more than a win at Colorado to get them off the bubble.

3pm - CBS - PGA: Pebble Beach, Third Round - Follow the leaderboard.

3:30pm - ABC - #16 Kansas @ Kansas State - Kansas has played great recently and if they take care of business in their next three games it will set up a huge showdown with Oklahoma.


OR Florida @ Georgia - Georgia is 0-9 in the SEC. Nuff said.

4pm - ESPN - Cincinnati @ #4 Pittsburgh - Cincinnati's on the bubble and a win at Pitt would be great for their resume. Maybe Pitt looks ahead to their Monday matchup with UConn?

5pm - TNT - All-Star Weekend - Tune in early to catch the game of H-O-R-S-E and then at 8:30 will be the skills competition, 3-point contest and dunk contest.

5pm - ESPN2 - Creighton @ Southern Illinois - Is this ESPN's compromise with women? 'Alright. We'll put on a bad game in hopes that it MIGHT get your guy off the couch on Valentine's Day.'

7pm - ESPN2 - Tennessee State @ Austin Peay - 'Hey, if he didn't move from the couch with this game, maybe he's just not that into you.'

9pm - ESPN - #24 Ohio State @ Wisconsin - After losing six in a row, the Badgers have now won three straight. The Badgers are going to have to do a lot of work to have a chance to get into the tournament.

9pm - ESPN2 - Niagara @ Fairfield - 'Sorry. We did our best.'

Non-sports pick - 8pm - FX - The Transporter 2 - What better way to say 'I love you' than with CONSTANT ACTION!!!

SUNDAY

12:30pm - NBC - Flyers @ Rangers - The two teams are tied for the 4th spot in the Eastern Conference. Who wants home ice in the playoffs?

1pm - CBS - #22 Illinois @ Indiana - Illinois broke a long road losing streak with a furious rally over Northwestern Thursday. They should be able to extend their road losing streak to two games against the Hoosiers.

2pm - Fox - Daytona 500 - I can't WAIT for the Gopher cam!

3pm - CBS - PGA: Pebble Beach, Final Round - Rain and wind could make for some interesting play.

8:30pm - TNT - NBA All-Star Game - It's always good for a few highlights.

Non-sports pick - 10:30pm - HBO - Eastbound & Down - From the guy that brought you The Foot Fist Way.

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