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The Best In Sports In 7 Days

Doctor S sez: You might as well throw away your NCAA Tournament bracket now. You may already be a loser. Stupid office pool.

Thursday, March 17
Women's college basketball, NAIA National Championship Tournament, Belhaven vs. Azusa Pacific (2:15 p.m., Jackson, Tenn.): The Lady Blazers will play in the national tournament for the first time. ... Men's college basketball, NCAA Tournament, second and third rounds (Thursday and Friday): While you're playing hooky from work or school, you can watches games on four networks, starting at 11 a.m. and ending around 11:30 p.m.: CBS Ch. 12 (11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 8:30 p.m.), TBS (1:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 8:15 p.m.), TNT (1 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 8:45 p.m.) and TruTV (11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 8:55 p.m.).

Friday, March 18
College baseball, Mississippi State at Vanderbilt (6 p.m., Nashville, Tenn., 105.9 FM): This is a crucial season for MSU coach Jon Cohen. Unfortunately, the Bulldogs are opening SEC play on the road against one of the country's top-ranked teams.

Saturday, March 19
Men's college basketball, NCAA Tournament, third and fourth rounds (Saturday and Sunday): Hoops fans can ignore the family for another two days watching games on CBS Ch. 12 (starting at
11 a.m.), TBS (5 and 7 p.m.), TNT (6 and 8:30 p.m.) and TruTV (6:30 p.m., Sunday only). ... College baseball, Alabama at Ole Miss (2 p.m., Oxford, SportSouth, 97.3 FM): If the Rebels don't win their first SEC series of the season, there will be problems in Oxford.

Sunday, March 20
Auto racing, NASCAR Sprint Cup Jeff Byrd 500 (11:30 a.m., Ch. 40, 620 AM): NASCAR drivers will swap some paint at the little track in Bristol, Tenn.

Monday, March 21
NBA basketball, Utah at Memphis (7 p.m., SportSouth): The Grizzlies have been tough to beat at home this season.

Tuesday, March 22
Men's college basketball, NIT quarterfinals, teams TBD (6 p.m., ESPN): Will Ole Miss still be around? Probably not.

Wednesday, March 23
NBA basketball, Orlando at New York (7 p.m., ESPN): The Magic and Knicks meet in a possible playoff preview.

The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, who has finally put that point-shaving scandal behind him. Strike a blow for integrity by going to the JFP Sports .

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