Game On! Live Sports Thread 11/16/13

11/16/13 in NBA   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Blog Photo - Game On! Live Sports Thread 11/16/13Good morning and happy Saturday. We are somehow over halfway through November. How did that happen? It being Saturday, it's a heavy day of activity on the court and ice. In the NBA, the Pacers go for a 10-0 start on the road against the Bulls, who are still trying to put it all together this season. There are nine NHL games tonight, although off the top of my head none look that big on paper. Don't tell that to the hockey fans. College basketball has at least one good game as Ohio State heads to Marquette. Two African sides will clinch their berths in the World Cup today, and the NASCAR Nationwide Series will crown its champion. Austin Dillon is the leader going in, but I of course am rooting for Sam Hornish Jr. Finally, there's a UFC pay-per-view tonight. Don't ask me anything else about it. I have no idea.

Here is today’s schedule. All times are eastern and are pm unless otherwise indicated. Personal picks are in bold.
7:00 – Heat at Bobcats
7:00 – Mavericks at Magic
7:00 – Cavaliers at Wizards
7:30 – Hawks at Knicks
8:00 – Pacers at Bulls – WGN
8:00 – Nuggets at Rockets
8:00 – Celtics at Timberwolves
8:00 – 76ers at Pelicans
8:30 – Thunder at Bucks
10:30 – Jazz at Warriors
10:30 – Nets at Clippers – NBATV
7:00 – Buffalo at Toronto
7:00 – N.Y. Rangers at Montreal – NHLN
7:00 – Pittsburgh at New Jersey
7:00 – Detroit at N.Y. Islanders
8:00 – Carolina at St. Louis
8:00 – Chicago at Nashville
8:00 – Tampa Bay at Phoenix
9:00 – Florida at Colorado
10:00 – Edmonton at Calgary
12:00 – (25) Virginia at Davidson
1:00 – Tennessee State at (16) Wichita State
1:00 – (10) Ohio State at (17) Marquette – FOX
4:30 – Colgate at (9) Syracuse
4:30 – AR-Little Rock at (11) Florida
7:00 – Winthrop at (14) VCU
8:00 – (20) Wisconsin at Green Bay
In progress – CAF World Cup Qualifying: Nigeria vs. Ethiopia – beIN Sport
2:00 – CAF World Cup Qualifying: Senegal vs. Ivory Coast – beIN Sport

1:00 – Formula One United States Grand Prix Qualifying – CNBC
4:30 – NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway – ESPN
10:00 – UFC 167: St. Pierre vs. Hendricks – PPV
2:30 – Vyacheslav Glazkov vs. Garett Wilson – NBC
3:30 – Men’s Olympic Trials – NBCSN
8:00 – Women’s Olympic Trials – NBCSN

I won't watch anything close to everything I bolded, but what's there does pique my interest. Q it up all day today with whatever you’re watching.
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11/16/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Austin Dillon won the Nationwide championship by three points over Hornish. Dillon won exactly zero races this year. I'm not bitter, not at all.

11/16/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Nigeria and the Ivory Coast have qualified for the World Cup. There are 9 spots left, although a few of those are all but assured.