The Big East final tonight features one expected team and one surprise. On the expected front is the Villanova Wildcats (24-9; No. 15 in Dunkel’s power rankings), who advanced with wins over Providence and Xavier. The surprise team is the Seton Hall Pirates (20-12; No. 49), who knocked off Georgetown and Marquette en route to the championship game. The teams split the regular season series with each winning on their home court. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NCAA Basketball schedule, click HERE.
Any time Kevin Durant heads back to Oklahoma City, the anticipation is high. Durant’s Warriors will be in OKC tonight, but the star remains questionable with an ankle injury. And while this could be a potential Western Conference final in the postseason, neither team is lighting it up right now. The Thunder blew a 19-point lead against the Pacers on Thursday before losing, 108-106, and the defending champs are just 5-6 in their last 11 games. To get Dunkel’s pick for this contest and the full NBA slate, click HERE.
To win the Eastern Conference in the NHL will likely have to go through either Tampa Bay or Washington. So the environment should be electric as the Lightning (54-13-4) host the Capitals (42-22-7) at Amalie Arena. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NHL schedule, click HERE.