A Mississippi team in the NCAA Tournament might be a long shot. Every team would pretty much have to win its conference tournament to go dancing.
Thursday, March 6
NBA (7-9:30 p.m., TNT): A rematch of last year's NBA Finals sees the Miami Heat head to Texas to face the San Antonio Spurs.
Friday, March 7
College basketball (6-8 p.m., ESPN 2): Get some MACtion on the basketball court as Akron and Kent State collide before the MAC Tournament starts.
Saturday, March 8
College basketball (12:30-3 p.m., CBS): Ole Miss needs to get on a hot streak and win the SEC Tournament if the team wants to go to the big dance. Beating Vanderbilt at home will be key.
Sunday, March 9
NASCAR (1:30-5 p.m., Fox): Jimmie Johnson continues his quest to tie Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt's seven-title records at the Kobalt 400 from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Monday, March 10
College basketball (6-8 p.m., ESPN 2): Conference basketball tournaments start this week—get ready for the major conferences by beginning with the MAAC Men's Tournament.
Tuesday, March 11
NHL (6:30-9 p.m., NBCSN): Two of the NHL's best meet as Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins face Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals—but only one of these greats has two gold medals.
Wednesday, March 12
College basketball (6-10:30 p.m., CBS): One of the two opening games of the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament will feature Mississippi State.
One exception is Southern Miss. The Golden Eagles have a shot at an at-large bid—but need other teams in front of them to tank big time as the season comes to an end.