Men's Final Four
The doubleheader from the San Antonio Alamodome features North Carolina versus Utah followed by Kentucky versus Stanford—all of which finished in the top 11 nationally in team rebounding. Yet the first game's best matchup is between senior point guards, Utah's Andre Miller and North Carolina's Shammond Williams (left). In the nightcap watch the action in the paint as junior centers Nazr Mohammed of Kentucky and Tim Young of Stanford go pivot-to-pivot. The Wildcats and Tar Heels, who between them have made 27 Final Four trips, have never met for the NCAA championship.
? CBS, 5:30 PM; TITLE GAME, MONDAY, 9 PM. WOMEN'S TITLE GAME, ESPN, SUNDAY, 8:30 PM
Lennox Lewis vs. Shannon Briggs
Meet the dreadheads. WBC heavyweight champion Lewis flaunts black braids; challenger Briggs might be called Golden-locks. In October, Lewis (32-1) exhibited the firepower of a dreadnought in knocking out Andrew Golota 95 seconds into their fight. The next month Briggs (30-1) dreaded entering the ring with George Foreman, saying, "I thought I was going into the death chair." In the bout (below), Briggs won by questionable decision. Something for Lewis's backers to dread: He might be looking past this match to a belt-unifying bout with WBA and IBF champion Evander Holyfield. Briggs fears taking too many punches: "Sometimes I think to myself, Damn, I don't speak as well as I used to."
? HBO, 10 PM
Nabisco Dinah Shore
A quiz to prepare you for the final round of the first major of the LPGA tour season. 1) Minnie Driver is a) a five-wood, b) the love interest in Good Will Hunting. 2) True or false: Laura Davies is the younger sister of British rockers Dave and Ray Davies and often refers to herself as "the missing Kink." 3) The Swede who's leading the tour in wins thus far in 1998 is a) Annika Sorenstam, b) Helen Alfredsson, c) Is ABBA back? Answers: 1) b, 2) false, 3) b. Alfredsson, 32, who won this event five years ago, has finally recovered from a chronic right hamstring injury. In the last two months she has doubled her career victory total to four, with wins at The Office Depot and the Welch's/Circle K Championship.
?ABC, 4 PM
Holy cow! Break up the Marlins! The Brewers are playing out of their league! (He what? They did? They are?) While baseball mourns the loss of Harry Caray, Florida laments the breakup of its World Series-winning nucleus, and American League teams bemoan mediocre Milwaukee's move to the senior circuit, we cheer a quintet of Opening Day games. ESPN's tripleheader has the Royals at the Orioles (3 p.m.), the Indians visiting Ken Griffey Jr. (right) and the Mariners (7 p.m.), and the Rockies at the Diamondbacks (10 p.m.) in Arizona's inaugural game. TBS will show the Brewers against the Braves (4 p.m.). On WGN, Harry's grandson Chip carries on the Caray broadcasting line when Chicago visits Florida (4:30 p.m.).
You say Lipinski, I say Lewinsky
You say Kwiatkowski, I say Lebowski
Lipinski, Lewinsky, Kwiatkowski, Lebowski
Let's call the whole thing off