Viewing Picks for March 15, 2013



All Times Eastern

College Basketball
ACC Tournament, Greensboro, NC
Boston College vs. Miami — ACC Network/ESPN2/ESPN 3D, noon
North Carolina State vs. Virginia — ACC Network/ESPN2, 2:30 p.m.
Duke vs. Maryland — ACC Network/ESPN2/ESPN 3D, 7 p.m.
North Carolina vs. Florida State — ACC Network/ESPN2/ESPN 3D, 9:30 p.m.

Atlantic 10 Tournament, Brooklyn, NY
Saint Louis vs. Charlotte — A-10 Network, noon
LaSalle vs. Butler — A-10 Network, 2:30 p.m.
Virginia Commonwealth vs. St. Joseph's — A-10 Network, 6:30 p.m.
Temple vs. UMass — A-10 Network, 9 p.m.

Big East Tournament, New York, NY
Syracuse vs. Georgetown — ESPN, 7 p.m.
Louisville vs. Notre Dame — ESPN, 9:30 p.m.

Big Ten Tournament, Chicago, IL
Indiana vs. Illinois — ESPN, noon
Wisconsin vs. Michigan — ESPN, 2:30 p.m.
Ohio State vs. Nebraska — Big Ten Network, 6:30 p.m.
Michigan State vs. Iowa — Big Ten Network, 9 p.m.

Big 12 Tournament, Kansas City, MO
Iowa State vs. Kansas — Big 12 Network/ESPNU, 7:30 p.m.
Kansas State vs. Oklahoma State — Big 12 Network/ESPNU, 10 p.m.

Big West Tournament, Anaheim, CA
ESPN3, 9:30 p.m.
ESPNU, midnight

Conference USA Tournament, Tulsa, OK
Southern Mississippi vs. UTEP — CBS Sports Network, 4 p.m.
Memphis vs. Tulsa — CBS Sports Network, 6:30 p.m.

Mid-American Conference Tournament, Cleveland, OH
Akron vs. Kent State — Sports Time Ohio, 6:30 p.m.
Ohio vs. Western Michigan — Sports Time Ohio, 9 p.m.

Mountain West Conference Tournament, Las Vegas, NV
UNLV vs. Colorado State — CBS Sports Network, 9:30 p.m.
San Diego State vs. New Mexico — CBS Sports Network, midnight

Pac-12 Tournament, Las Vegas, NV
UCLA vs. Arizona — Pac-12 Network, 9 p.m.
Utah vs. Oregon — ESPN, 11:30 p.m.

SEC Tournament, Nashville, TN
Florida vs. LSU — ESPNU, 1 p.m.
Alabama vs. Tennessee — ESPNU, 3:30 p.m.
Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt — SEC Network, 7:30 p.m.
Mississippi vs. Texas A&M — SEC Network, 10 p.m.

Southland Conference Tournament, Katy, TX
Stephen F. Austin vs. Southeastern Louisiana — ESPN3, 6 p.m.
Northwestern State vs. Sam Houston State — ESPN3, 8:30 p.m.

Conference USA Tournament, Tulsa, OK
Central Florida vs. UTEP — CBS Sports Network, 11 a.m.
Tulsa vs. East Carolina — CBS Sports Network, 1:30 p.m.

Inside College Basketball: Bracket Week — CBS Sports Network, 3:30 p.m.
Big Ten Tip-Off Show — Big Ten Network, 6 p.m.
College Basketball Live Scoreboard — ESPNU, 7 p.m.
Big Ten Game Break — Big Ten Network, 8:30 p.m.
Inside College Basketball: Bracket Week — CBS Sports Network, 8:30 p.m.
Big Ten Finale '12-'13 — Big Ten Network, 11 p.m.
Inside College Basketball: Bracket Week — CBS Sports Network, 11 p.m.
College Basketball Live — ESPN2, 2 a.m. (Saturday)

College Hockey
Hockey East Tournament
Game 1, Vermont at Boston College — NBC Sports Network, 7 p.m.

Figure Skating
ISU World Championships, London, Ontario, Canada
Pairs Free Program — Universal Sports, 1 p.m.
Men's Free Skate — Universal Sports, 8:30 p.m.


European PGA Tour
Avantha Masters, New Dehli, India
Second Round — Golf Channel, 9:30 a.m. (same day coverage)

PGA Tour
Tampa Bay Championship, Palm Harbor, FL
Second Round — Golf Channel, 3 p.m.

Founders Cup, Phoenix, AZ
Second Round — Golf Channel, 6:30 p.m.

Champions Tour
Toshiba Classic, Newport Beach, CA
First Round — Golf Channel, 8:30 p.m. (same day coverage)

Mixed Martial Arts
UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz Weigh-In — Fuel, 4 p.m.
UFC Tonight: UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz-Preview — Fuel, 5 p.m.

MLB Spring Training
Pittsburgh vs. Houston — MLB Network 1 p.m.
Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox — WGN America, 3 p.m.
Texas vs. San Francisco — MLB Network, 4 p.m.
Minnesota vs. Boston — MLB Network, 11 p.m. (same night coverage)

MLB Tonight — MLB Network, 10 p.m.

World Baseball Classic
Pool 2, Second Round, Miami, FL
Elimination Game
Puerto Rico vs. United States — MLB Network, 7 p.m.

Nationwide Series, Bristol, TN
Practice — Speed, 10:30 a.m.
Final Practice — Speed, 2 p.m.

Sprint Cup Series, Bristol, TN
Practice — Speed, noon
Qualifying — Speed, 3:30 p.m.

Trackside At Bristol — Speed, 7 p.m.

Minnesota at Houston — NBA TV, 8 p.m.
Chicago at Golden State — NBA TV/WGN America, 10:30 p.m.

Path to the Draft — NFL Network, 6 p.m.

New Jersey at Philadelphia — NHL Network, 7 p.m.

NHL Live — NHL Network, 5 p.m.
NHL Tonight — NHL Network, 10 p.m.
NHL Overtime — NBC Sports Network, 11:30 p.m.

Sports Talk
NFL AM — NFL Network, 6 a.m.
The 'Lights — NBC Sports Network, 6 a.m.
Morning Drive — Golf Channel, 7 a.m.
The Dan Patrick Show — Audience Network (DirecTV)/NBC Sports Network, 9 a.m.
Tim Brando Show — CBS Sports Network, 9 a.m.
The Box Score — Audience Network (DirecTV)/NBC Sports Network, noon
The Best of the Dan Patrick Show — NBC Sports Network, 4 p.m.
Pardon the Interruption — ESPN, 5:30 p.m.
ROME — CBS Sports Network, 6 p.m.
The Crossover — NBC Sports Network, 6 p.m.
The Artie Lange Show — Audience Network (DirecTV), 10 p.m.
Lead Off — CBS Sports Network, 1:30 a.m. (Saturday)

BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells, CA
Men's Quarterfinals — ESPN2, 4:30 p.m./Tennis Channel, 6:30 p.m.
Women's Semifinals — Tennis Channel, 9:30 p.m./ESPN2, 11:30 p.m.

Ken Fang

About Ken Fang

Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013. He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television. Fang celebrates the three Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.