Hump day hoops
Women's college basketball: The No. 1 Baylor Lady Bears will take on Texas at the Erwin Center in Austin. Led by sophomore stud Brittney Griner, the Bears have strung together 11 straight wins since suffering their only loss of the year, a one-point decision to UConn back in November. Out at Madison Square Garden, it'll be No. 2 UConn taking on No. 22 St. John's. The Huskies have won 35 of the teams' past 36 meetings, including 26 straight dating back to 1993. It could be a special night for UConn coach Geno Auriemma, who's one win away from his 750th career victory. No. 5 Texas A&M looks to win an eighth straight tonight when it pays a visit to Oklahoma State. The Aggies have won five of the teams' past six meetings, but the Cowgirls' defense has been great this year, holding opponents to 48.1 points per game, the third-best mark in the country.
Men's college basketball: The No. 7 Villanova Wildcats look to stretch their win streak to 10 straight when they host No. 17 Louisville tonight. One team will see its undefeated Big East mark spoiled. Out in D.C., No. 19 Georgetown will welcome the No. 5 Pittsburgh Panthers to town in another battle of Big East teams. The Hoyas started their season 11-1, but they've struggled in conference play, boasting just a 1-3 mark in their first four Big East games.
NBA: The Bulls look for a third straight win when they visit Michael Jordan's Bobcats out in Charlotte. The Bulls' 25-12 start is their best since MJ led them to their last NBA title in 1997-1998. Down in New Orleans, the Magic look for a franchise-best 10th straight victory when they take on the Hornets. The 22-15 Knicks are just eight wins away from beating their total from all of last year, thanks in no small part to an high-flying offense that leads the league in points per game. Tonight the Jazz will try to slow them down. LeBron James had the Twitter world abuzz last night when he tweeted while watching his former team, the Cavs, get thumped by the Lakers 112-57, "Crazy. Karma is a b****.. Gets you every time. Its not good to wish bad on anybody. God sees everything!" Will karma nab James and the Heat tonight when they try to stretch their remarkable road streak to 14 in a row with a win over the Clippers?