Well, we've gotten rid of three-quarters of the teams in the NCAA tournament and we're down to just 16 - including the local heroes, the Utes. But first it's Seton Hall vs. Arizona (6 p.m., Ch. 5) before the Utah vs. UNLV game (approximately 8:20 p.m., Ch. 5).
The reason that time is approximate is that the NCAA mandates that, following the first game of the evening at each site, the subsequent games begin 30 minutes later - whether that makes the starting time early or late. (That's why the Utah-South Alabama game started so much earlier than expected last Friday.)So if you want to be sure to catch all the action, tune in early.
Elsewhere, Rudy is more than a little bit jealous of Olivia on The Cosby Show (7 p.m., Ch. 2); Columbo Goes to College (7 p.m., Ch. 4) is repeated; Carla has to be nice to her favorite target, Cliff, on Cheers (8 p.m., Ch. 2); Peter O'Toole is in the cast of "The Dark Angel," a gothic Mystery! (8 p.m., Ch. 7) based on Sheridan LeFanu's novel "Uncle Silas"; Brian becomes convinced that Fay is a murderer on Wings (8:30 p.m., Ch. 2); and on the real 100th episode of L.A. Law (9 p.m., Ch. 2) - that special in February was an early ratings ploy - there are plenty of pivotal plot twists.
LOOKING TOWARD FRIDAY: The NCAA tournament continues with two more games on Ch. 5 - Ohio State vs. St. John's (6 p.m.) and Connecticut vs. Duke (approximately 8:20 p.m.); Paul Winfield guest stars on Family Matters (7:30 p.m., Ch. 4); American Playhouse (8 p.m., Ch. 7) presents "The Grapes of Wrath"; Hercule Poirot is out to solve "The Mysterious Affair at Styles" on Mystery! (8 p.m., Ch. 11); and Dark Shadows (9 p.m., Ch. 2) closes out its 1991 run - and maybe its run, period. - SDP