What others are watching as you fly over Kansas ... hey, there's Mangino! ...
• College basketball: Maui Invitational, at Lahaina, Hawaii: championship game, Duke vs. Marquette. I love a championship game where the coaches can wear shorts. [ESPN]
• College basketball: Preseason NIT, semifinals, at New York: Washington vs. Texas A&M and Syracuse vs. Ohio State; Great Alaska Shootout, first round, Michigan vs. Butler, at Anchorage. Remind me again why we're playing in Alaska in November and not Hawaii? [ESPN2]
• NBA: Dallas at Houston. After the game, the Bandit and Cletus will attempt to drive a truckload of beer to Atlanta in less than seven hours. [ESPN]