March-quality hoops on Groundhog Day
Men's college basketball: ESPN has a great college basketball doubleheader starting at 7 p.m. ET when slumping No. 17 Syracuse (four straight losses after an 18-0 start) visits No. 7 UConn at the XL Center where the Huskies are 7-0 this season. ... At 9 p.m., No. 5 Duke looks to rebound from its shellacking at St. John's when it visits Maryland. ... No. 12 Villanova hosts Marquette at 7 p.m. on ESPNU. ... On ESPN2, No. 15 Missouri visits Oklahoma State at 9 p.m. Due to the nasty weather, Oklahoma State is admitting fans to the game free of charge. ... Of course we can't forget Jimmer Fredette. No. 9 BYU visits Wyoming at 8 p.m. ... And if you're looking for late night hoops, ESPN2 has No. 21 Utah State at Nevada at 11 p.m.
Women's college basketball: We've got a heavyweight Big 12 battle at 8 p.m. when No. 11 Oklahoma visits No. 1 Baylor. ... No. 12 UNC visits No. 14 Florida State in an ACC showdown at 7 p.m.
NBA: It's a busy night in the association with 11 games. I'll be keeping an eye on Mavericks at Knicks at 7:30 p.m. ... Chris Paul faces Kevin Durant (and Russell Westbrook) when New Orleans visits Oklahoma City at 8 p.m. ... Cleveland hosts the Pacers at 7 p.m. Will the Cavaliers lose their 22nd straight game?
College football: If it's the first Wednesday in February, it's time for national signing day, the first day a high school senior can sign a letter of intent with a college football program. ESPNU is airing a national signing day special from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.