Our Chicago pro sports teams are all off today, but there's plenty of college basketball action, a Sunday afternoon NHL matchup, and the team everyone loves to hate (the Miami Heat) headlines an NBA doubleheader on TV this afternoon.â†µâ†µ
11:30 a.m., NBC-5: NHL, Bruins at Red Wings.â†µâ†µ
12 noon, CBS-2: College basketball, No. 12 Purdue at Illinois. The Illini have dropped completely out of the Top 25.â†µâ†µ
12 noon, ABC-7: NBA, Heat at Celtics. You can say this about LeBron James: he gives even the casual sports fan a rooting interest -- for every team that plays against him.â†µâ†µ
2:30 p.m., Big Ten Network: College basketball, Northwestern at Penn State. This is a key game to win for the Wildcats if they have hopes of making the NCAA tournament.â†µâ†µ
5 p.m., Big Ten Network: College basketball, No. 25 Minnesota at Iowa.â†µâ†µ
5:30 p.m., CSN Chicago: College basketball, No. 5 Duke at Miami.â†µâ†µ
8 p.m., CSN Chicago: College basketball, No. 16 Arizona at Arizona State.