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March 5, 2009 2:05 PM

What to Watch: Thursday

7pm ET - ESPN – NCAA Basketball: Tennessee @ South Carolina - With just one win over a top 50 team, South Carolina could use this to be sitting on the good side of the bubble.

7pm - ESPN2 - NCAA Basketball: Providence @ #11 Villanova - Villanova is looking for a bye into the quarters of the Big East tournament and Providence is looking to buff up their tournament resume.
8:15pm - TNT – NBA: Mavericks @ Hornets - Every game is extremely important as these teams vie for playoff position. Just two games separate the 3-seed from the 8-seed in the West.

9pm - ESPN - NCAA Basketball: #23 Illinois @ Penn State - Don't blink or you might miss...absolutely nothing. The last time these teams played, the Nittany Lions won, 38-33. In this contest they will eliminate the shot clock and play four corners.

9pm - ESPN2 - NCAA Basketball: Dayton @ #17 Xavier - Xavier looks to avenge an earlier season loss to the Flyers, who they've beaten at home 23 straight times.

10:30pm - TNT – NBA: Blazers @ Nuggets - The Blazers can leapfrog the Nuggets in the Northwest Division with a win.

Non-sports pick - 11:30pm - CBS - Late Show with David Letterman - Jon Stewart's on the show, as well as a Top 10 presented by a whole bunch of baseball players.

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