The Bulls and Blackhawks are back in action tonight, and the Illini — who got upset last night by Texas — will play Maryland for third place in the 2K Sports Classic at Madison Square Garden.â†µ
4 p.m., ESPN2: College basketball, No. 13 Illinois vs. Maryland, third place game of 2K Sports Classicâ†µ
6 p.m., ESPN2: College basketball, No. 5 Pittsburgh vs. Texas, title game of 2K Sports Classicâ†µ
6 p.m., ESPN: NBA, Thunder at Celtics. The Thunder is off to a good 7-4 start and Kevin Durant is leading the NBA in scoring, but they will have their hands full with the Celtics, who have the best record in the Eastern Conference.â†µ
6:30 p.m., NHL Network: Capitals at Thrashers. Washington leads the NHL with 29 points. Atlanta? Not so much.â†µ
8:30 p.m., WGN: NBA, Bulls at Mavericks. This game will also be carried nationally on ESPN as the second game of their Friday night doubleheader — the second straight Bulls game that has been featured on an ESPN doubleheader. (Those South Beach guys don’t get this kind of coverage.)â†µ
8:30 p.m., CSN Chicago: NHL, Blackhawks at Flames.