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What's On Television Today: January 12th, 2011

The end of football, the beginning of basketball. Get ready for a major assault the next couple of months as college basketball dominates both these TV listings and the general airwaves. Don't worry NBA, we'll be waiting for you when you're ready to wake up in May.

Long walks
Oklahoma City Thunder @ Houston Rockets -- NBA TV/FS Houston, 7:30 PM -- Can the Rockets continue their rally to restore eighth seed status, or was Boston a mirage?
UNLV Runnin' Rebels @ San Diego St. Aztecs -- CBS College Sports, 9 PM -- One of the five undefeated teams in college basketball hosts a terrific UNLV team in what ought to be a clash of two tournament teams. If only it were on a real channel.
Pittsburgh Panthers @ Georgetown Hoyas -- ESPN, 6 PM -- There, we got the Big East up there too. Happy?

The beach
Blackpool vs. Liverpool -- Fox Soccer Channel, 2 PM -- Gonna watch this one from my reflecting pool while shooting pool and listening to Drowning Pool.
Louisville Cardinals @ Villanova Wildcats -- ESPN2, 6 PM -- Ho hum, 14-1 vs. 13-2. You know it's a great slate of college games when this is down here.

Ohio St. Buckeyes @ Michigan Wolverines -- Big Ten Network, 5:10 PM -- Jared Sullinger, fresh off being named Basketball Prospectus' best performing freshman in the country, is off to topple a natural rival.

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