?Duke at North Carolina
ABC 3:30 PM
This is the most satisfying rivalry in college hoops. Here are the Blue Devils, ranked No. 2, and the Tar Heels, at No. 4. Here are four starters who are Naismith Award finalists: forward Shane Battier (the favorite) and guard Jason Williams, both of Duke, and North Carolina center Brendan Haywood and guard Joseph Forte. The Blue Devils won last year in Chapel Hill in overtime, while the Heels won by two last month in Durham.
? Boston College at Boston University
FOX SPORTS NET NEW ENGLAND 7 PM ( DIRECTV CH. 620; DISH NETWORK CH. 435)
What's all the Hub, Bub? Three weeks ago the Eagles skated to a 5-3 win over the Terriers in the Beanpot championship game, ending BU's six-year grip on the title of the celebrated Boston tournament. BC enters tonight's regular-season finale against its hated Commonwealth Avenue rival ranked No. 2 nationally. Through Sunday the Eagles' 5'7" senior forward, Brian Gionta, was tied for the national lead in goals, with 27.
?Raptors at Kings
TBS 9 PM
Time for that popular NBA parlor game Six Degrees of Kevin Stacom: The scrappy Stacom played with Cornbread Maxwell (1977-78 Celtics), who played with Sleepy Floyd (1987-88 Rockets), who played with Lloyd Daniels (1993-94 Spurs), who played with Vlade Divac (1994-95 Lakers), now an All-Star center for Sacramento. Through Sunday, Divac's teammate forward Chris Webber was averaging 274 points, good for sixth place in the scoring race and just behind Toronto guard Vince Carter, who was averaging 27.7.
? Stanford at UCLA
CBS 4 PM
Casey Kasem, inveterate host of American Top 40, would love the Cardinal (25-1) and its leading scorer, Casey Jacobsen. After spending four weeks at No. 1, Stanford moved down one spot following a 79-73 loss on Feb. 3 to the Bruins—a defeat in which Jacobsen (above, driving on UCLA's Billy Knight) went 4 for 18 from the field. Through Sunday, however, thanks in part to the 6'6" Jacobsen's long-distance dedications (45.1% from three-point range), the Cardinal had (drumroll) returned to the top spot in the national countdown. The Top 40 connection for No. 12 UCLA (page 74) entering today's game at Pauley Pavilion: Kasem aired for nine years on the Westwood One radio network.
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