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Basketball Thu Mar 19 2009

Basketball is King This Weekend

Potentially huge weekend for Chicago/U of Illinois bball fans this weekend, here's the breakdown:

Thursday: U of Illinois v Western Kentucky in some sort of minor tournament that the NCAA has organized.

Friday: Most of you will probably be calling in sick to watch the continuing coverage of that minor tourney betwixt the colleges of the USA.

Saturday: LA Lakers v Bulls, live from the United Center. Kobe only comes to Chi-town but once a year, and it's not for jury duty. Meanwhile, the Bulls will be looking to push their home winning streak to nine straight and keep a leg up in the race for the final playoff spot.

Sunday: The winner of Illinois versus WKU faces off with the winner of Gonzaga vs Akron [Go Zips!-ed.] in lovely Portland Oregon.

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