With the NCAA tournament a few weeks away, it should come as no surprise that Saturday's television schedule is dominated by college basketball. Today is especially great, as there are two showdown games featuring western teams that will undoubtedly affect March madness. The No. 6 San Diego State Aztecs host the No. 7 BYU Cougars in a battle for Mountain West supremacy, and possibly a No. 1 seed in the West, and UCLA and Arizona do battle at Pauley Pavilion for the top spot in the Pac-10.â†µ
Here is today's full Saturday TV schedule:â†µ
10 a.m. - Phillies at Yankees (MLB Network): Sure, it's only spring training, but baseball is back! The Dodgers and Angels both open today, but on radio only, so you'll have to get your visual baseball fix today with either this game, or later tonight to watch a tape-delayed broadcast of the Rockies and D-Backs opening their brand new spring facility.â†µ
11 a.m. - BYU at San Diego State (CBS): The Aztecs have just one loss this season, and it came at the hands of the Cougars. SDSU will look for revenge on their home floor against Jimmer Fredette and BYU.â†µ
1 p.m. - Arizona at UCLA (Prime Ticket): The Bruins can win out and do no worse than tie for the No. 1 seed in the Pac-10 tournament, while the Wildcats seek a share of the regular season Pac-10 crown with a win today at Pauley Pavilion.â†µ
1 p.m. - Avalanche at Kings (Fox Sports West): The Kings have been on fire of late, at 10-1-3 in their last 14 games, compared to a 1-10-1 free fall by Colorado. The Kings have beaten the Avalanche in both meetings this season.â†µ
4:30 p.m. - Arizona St at USC (Prime Ticket): The Trojans seek their season-high fourth straight victory, in their final home game of the season.â†µ
7:30 p.m. - Celtics at Clippers (Prime Ticket): Congratulations, Clippers, you finally ended your grueling 11-game road trip. Now all you have to do is face the defending Eastern Conference champion Celtics, who have the second-best record in the NBA this year. The Clippers have beaten five first place teams this year; can they make it six with a home win over the Celtics?