Planning to watch TV on a busy sports weekend?
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Here are some of the best games to watch from Friday, January 27 through Sunday, January 29, including the NFC Championship Game and the AFC Championship Game in the NFL playoffs.
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NFL playoff schedule: NFC Championship Game: 49ers vs. Eagles | AFC Championship Game: Bengals vs. Chiefs | Announcer/TV Info.
Watch the game on Friday, January 27
Men’s college basketball: Iona at Siena, 5 p.m., ESPNU
Siena leads the MAAC with a 7-2 conference record and a 13-7 overall score. Iona is second in the league with a 6-2 record and a 13-6 overall record. This game could be very important for a conference game.
NBA: Memphis Grizzlies at Minnesota Timberwolves, 5:30 p.m., NBA TV
The Grizzlies have lost four straight, but still rank second in the Western Conference. The Timberwolves are currently ninth in the playoffs in a crowded division.
Women’s college basketball: CULA, 7 p.m., Pac-12 Networks
In the only matchup of the day between the top 25 teams in women’s basketball, UCLA is No. 8 nationally and Colorado is No. 25. Both teams are 6-2 in divisional play and cannot afford to lose.
NBA: Toronto Raptors vs. Golden State Warriors, 8 p.m., NBA TV
The Warriors are 18 wins and 6 losses at home and 6 wins and 18 losses away. It’s a good thing for the Golden State Warriors that this game is played. The Raptors are just 22-27, but they’ve won two in a row, six of 10.
NFL playoff picks: NFC Championship Game: 49ers vs. Eagles | AFC Championship Game: Bengals vs. Chiefs | Republic Prophecy
Watch the game Saturday, January 28
Men’s college basketball: Xavier at Creighton, 10:15 a.m., CBS
Xavier is 17-4 and is No. 1 in the Big East under coach Sean Miller, but Creighton is starting to play better after a rough patch. It lost to Xavier by just three points earlier this season.
Men’s college basketball: Iowa State at Missouri, noon, ESPN2
Iowa State is currently No. 1 in the Big 12, but faces a test against 15-5 Missouri, which already has some wins against top-25 teams this season.
Men’s college basketball: Cincinnati at Houston, 12:15 p.m., CBS
Can Cincinnati upset Houston’s youngest? Something tells us this game could be a lot of fun.
NBA: Denver Nuggets at Philadelphia 76ers, 1 p.m., ABC
Could this be a preview of the NBA Finals? It’s certainly not out of the question, with Denver currently at No. 1 in the West and Philadelphia at No. 2 in the East.
Men’s college basketball: Miami at Pittsburgh, 2 p.m., ESPNU
Those teams are tied for third in the ACC heading into this important conference matchup. Which team will help its championship career on Saturday?
NBA: New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets, 3:30 p.m., ABC
Only four games separate these opponents in the standings and what could end up being a very interesting playoff run in the NBA’s Eastern Conference.
Men’s college basketball: Texas at Tennessee, 4 p.m., ESPN
This matchup between the top 10 teams shouldn’t disappoint. The schedule in Texas is brutal. It has played four straight games against teams ranked 17th or higher, including this one.
Men’s college basketball: Kansas at Kentucky, 6 p.m., ESPN
Yes, Kansas has lost three games in a row. Yes, Kentucky went out of business this year. Still, this is Kentucky and Kansas, and it’s always worth a look.
NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Boston Celtics, 6:30 p.m., ABC
The Celtics are No. 1 in the East and could be the division favorites. For all its struggles, Los Angeles is just three games away from the No. 4 seed in the West.
NFL playoff odds: NFC Championship Game: 49ers vs. Eagles | AFC Championship Game: Bengals vs. Chiefs | Who won the Super Bowl?
Watch the game on Sunday, January 29
Men’s college basketball: Providence at Villanova, 10 a.m., FS1
No. 23 Providence is just one of two top-ranked teams in Sunday’s game, so it’s one to watch.
Men’s college basketball: Purdue, Michigan, 10:15 a.m., CBS
These teams recently played a thrilling 64-63 game, won by Purdue, who is now No. 1 in the country. Might want to have popcorn ready for this one.
Women’s college basketball: Alabama vs. South Carolina, 11 a.m., ESPN2
South Carolina is ranked No. 1 in the country and is undefeated. Can Alabama surprise the Gamecocks? Can anyone this season?
Women’s college basketball: UConn Villanova, noon, CBSSN
Villanova is No. 21 nationally and No. 5 UConn heading into this crucial Big East matchup.
NFL: San Francisco 49ers at Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m., Fox
Can Brock Purdy, the final pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, lead the 49ers to the NFC Championship Game and a berth in the Super Bowl, which, interestingly enough, will be held in his home state of Arizona?
Women’s college basketball: Notre Dame, North Carolina, 1 p.m., ESPN
Another top-25 women’s match against Notre Dame currently at No. 7 and NC State at No. 20.
NFL: Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs, 4:30 p.m., CBS
The past two times these two teams have met, the Bengals have won 27-24, including last season’s AFC Championship Game. Are we going to see a lot of fireworks here?
NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at New Orleans Pelicans, 6 p.m., NBA TV
The Pelicans are just 2-8 in their last 10 games but currently sit in fourth place in the Western Conference. The Bucks are third in the Eastern Conference.
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