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Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Updated: January 25, 10:17 AM ET
Games that weren't for all the Tostitos


I hear something happened in the Phoenix area last night. Maybe a football game of some kind? Oh right, yes, that BCS National Championship Game. It wasn't very exciting at all. Except for the last second game-winning field goal for Auburn. But you probably watched that. If you didn't, we've got you covered. If you did, here's what you missed:

Men's college basketball: What did I tell you about Marquette playing Notre Dame tough at home? It happened again. The Golden Eagles absolutely crushed the No. 11 Fighting Irish, 79-57, behind a career-high 21 from Dwight Buycks. It was Marquette's fifth win in the last six against Notre Dame in Milwaukee. This is why the Big East rocks -- every game is a test. Here's the full recap.

NBA: Houston 108, Boston 102. I confess I didn't see any of this game but this score really surprised me. The Rockets had lost five straight, were without their leading scorer Kevin Martin and had won six road games all season. After just the Celtics' third loss at home this season, Boston (28-9) fell behind the Miami Heat (30-9) for the best record in the Eastern Conference. Here's the full recap.

NHL: Boston 4, Pittsburgh 2. This really happened. I saw it with my own eyes between touchdowns during the second quarter of the BCS title game. The Penguins led the Bruins 2-0 with 4 minutes to go in the third period. Then the Bruins scored two goals in 12 seconds to tie it, and added two more in the last minutes to win it 4-2. I don't watch a lot of hockey, but I have never seen anything quite like it.