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TV Schedule, March 9th: Celtics Host Trail Blazers, Red Sox Face Pirates and Hockey East Playoffs

Friday's TV schedule, complete with channels and times, customized for the Boston sports fan. Click on highlighted teams' names for complete schedules, scores, and previews, plus an active community devoted to your team. All times ET and approximate.


Portland Trail Blazers vs. Boston Celtics - 7:30 p.m. (TV: Comcast SportsNet) Both teams are coming off of Wednesday night losses - the Celtics to the Philadelphia 76ers (71-103) and the Trail Blazers to the Timberwolves (94-106.) Will the Celtics be able to regain their post-All Star Break swagger?

NBA Hardwood Classics 1987: Celtics at Lakers - 5 p.m. (TV: ESPN Classic)

College Hockey

Hockey East Quarterfinals: #5 Merrimack at #4 Maine - 7 p.m. (TV: WBIN) The Merrimack Warriors have to go on the road to the intimidating Alfond Arena to face the stealth University of Maine. Can Merrimack goalie Joe Cannata stop Maine's go-to scorer Spencer Abbott?

Hockey East Quarterfinals: #8 UMass Amherst vs. #1 Boston College - 7:30pm (TV: NBC Sports Network) Don't let the drastic difference in seedings fool you - this could be the series of the weekend. The quick UMass Amherst Minutemen will have to be on their A game against the nation's number one team, the Boston College Eagles. Can the Minuteman stop the skillful playmaking of the Eagles first line of Barry Almeida, Bill Arnold and Steven Whitney?


Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Boston Red Sox - 7 p.m. (TV: NESN) Clay Buchholtz takes the mound in this spring training tilt against the National League's Pittsburgh Pirates.

Lots of college basketball on TV in Boston after the jump!

College Basketball

SEC Basketball Tournament quarterfinal 1pm, 3pm ESPNU

LSU vs. #1 Kentucky - 1 p.m.

Alabama vs. #4 Florida - 3 p.m.

Big Ten Basketball Tournament Quarterfinals (TV: ESPN )

#1 Michigan State vs. Iowa - 12 p.m.

Wisconsin vs. Indiana - 2:30 p.m.

ACC Basketball Tournament Quarterfinals - (TV: ESPN2)

North Carolina vs. Maryland - 12 p.m.

Virginia vs. NC State - 2 p.m.

Duke vs. Virginia Tech - 7 p.m.

Florida State vs. Miami/Georgia Tech - 9 p.m.

Conference USA Basketball Tournament Semifinals - (TV: CBS Sports Network)

Southern Miss. vs. Marshall 4 p.m.

Semifinal 2 - 6:30 p.m.

Big East Tournament Semifinals - (TV: ESPN)

Syracuse vs. Cincinnati - 7 p.m.

Louisville vs. Notre Dame/USF 9 p.m.