Thursday night CavaliersPosted: November 15, 2012
The month of November has been pretty good for Virginia so far.
Whether the Cavaliers play in December depends on the final two contests.
Virginia closes its home season Thursday on ESPN when North Carolina comes calling. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
The Cavaliers lost six straight headed into the month, but followed up a win over North Carolina State with a last-second triumph over Miami last Saturday.
Also 4-6, Virginia Tech heads to Boston College Saturday on the ACC network at 12:30 p.m. The Hokies need a win to keep alive chances of reaching the postseason.
Friday, Hawaii travels to Air Force at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
Notre Dame faces Wake Forest Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on NBC, while CBS offers Mississippi at LSU. ABC brings either North Carolina State at Clemson or Ohio State-Wisconsin at 3:30 p.m., with the other game on ESPN2. In primetime, second-ranked Oregon hosts Stanford.
Fox has USC against UCLA at 3 p.m., then Oklahoma battles West Virginia at 7 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Iowa against Michigan. Top-ranked Kansas State heads to Baylor at 8 p.m.
Northwestern battles Michigan State at noon on ESPN2. Tennessee tries to win a conference game at Vanderbilt at 7 p.m., followed by BYU meeting San Jose State.
On Fx, Washington heads to Colorado at 1:30 p.m. Comcast has South Florida at Miami at 3 p.m.
NBC Sports network starts the day with Yale at Harvard at noon, followed by Colorado State at Boise State. James Madison takes on Old Dominion at 7 p.m.
Rutgers tackles Cincinnati in the Big East game of the week Saturday at noon on MASN, followed by Charleston Southern meeting Coastal Carolina. MASN2 has Lafayette at Lehigh at 1:30 p.m.
The Ravens battle the Steelers Sunday on NBC, while the Bears head to San Francisco Monday on ESPN. NFL network starts the weekend Thursday at 8:20 p.m. with the Dolphins at Bills.
Fox has the Redskins against Eagles Sunday at 1 p.m. CBS throughout Virginia – except Washington – has the Browns game at Dallas at 1 p.m., followed by the Colts taking on New England.
Brad Keselowski tries to clinch his first NASCAR Sprint Cup championship Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN, when the final race of the season goes at Homestead. The Nationwide racers close their campaign Saturday at 4 p.m. on ESPN2.
The MLS decides its conference champions Sunday. D.C. United plays Houston at 4 p.m. on NBC Sports network, and the Galaxy and Seattle play on ESPN at 9 p.m.
TNT starts Thursday with Boston-Brooklyn at 8 p.m., followed by the Heat at Nuggets. ESPN’s Friday doubleheader has the Jazz meeting the 76ers at 7 p.m., then the Knicks meet the Grizzlies.
The Wizards host Utah Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
ESPN2 offers a trio of games Thursday, starting at 5 p.m. with North Carolina State against Penn State from Puerto Rico. Alabama meets Oregon State at 7 p.m., then it’s Villanova-Purdue. There’s a pair of games Friday beginning at 5 p.m.
Sunday, the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic goes at 4:30 p.m. The championship of the Puerto Rico tournament is at 6:30 p.m., then the Charleston Classic crowns its champion at 8:30 p.m.
Comcast has Mt. St. Marys against American Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Miami hosts Jacksonsville Friday at 7 p.m. On NBC Sports network, Illinois State takes on Drexel Thursday at 7 p.m.
MASN offers Samford facing Louisville Thursday at 7 p.m. There’s more Big East play Sunday, as Western Michigan plays South Florida on MASN2 at 3 p.m. and Louisville hosts Miami of Ohio at 4 p.m. on MASN.
In women’s basketball, Texas A&M takes on Connecticut Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN2.
NBC Sports network has college ice hockey Friday at 7:30 p.m., with Harvard taking on Cornell.