What to watch as the Gashouse Gorillas form a conga line around the bases ...
• College basketball: MasterCard National Invitation Tournament, first round, South Alabama at Syracuse [ESPN]; Fresno State at Georgia; Austin Peay at Air Force. You start the season 17-1, and end up playing Austin Peay in the first round of the NIT. Life's like that sometimes. [ESPN2]
• NBA: Phoenix at Dallas. All parties have agreed to make this the NBA Championship Game. [ESPN]
• Tennis: ATP Masters Series/WTA Tour, Pacific Life Open, early rounds, at Indian Wells, Calif. We have come from far away land to see Maria Sharapova, and perhaps have sexy time. What is this you say? Stop your joking. [ESPN2]