? Southwest Missouri State at Wichita State
FOX SPORTS NET MIDWEST 3 PM ( DIRECTV CH. 647; DISH NETWORK CH. 418)
Jackie Oh-my! Southwest Missouri's Jackie Stiles takes aim at the NCAA women's career scoring record today—and her aim is pretty good. Stiles, a 5'8" senior guard from the stoplightless town of Claflin, Kans. (pop. 678), enters the game against the Shockers leading the nation in scoring with a 31.1-point average, putting her 44 points shy of the 3,122 attained from 1985-'86 to 1988-'89 by Mississippi Valley State's Patricia Hoskins.
?Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
HBO 9:30 PM
In 1999, 22 big league umpires lost their jobs after resigning en masse. As a tactical ploy it ranked right up there with the one that comedian Steve Martin says he employed during his high school football days: "I used to like to punt on first down." Correspondent Bernard Goldberg's evenhanded report focuses mainly on one of the resignees, Eric Gregg, who's broke and hoping against hope to get his job back. "Without baseball, he's lost," Gregg's wife, Ramona, tells Goldberg.
?Sonics at Knicks
TBS 8 PM
St. Patrick's Day arrives 18 days early this year in the Big Apple. For 15 seasons 7-foot center Patrick Ewing was part of the Manhattan skyline. Then, in a dizzying flurry of dealmaking last summer, he became the whirled trade center, landing in Seattle as part of a four-team swap. Tonight Ewing returns to Madison Square Garden for the first time since the deal.
? Mexico at United States
ESPN2 7:30 PM
Last Friday, Mexico's president, Vicente Fox, welcomed George W. Bush to his estate to discuss migration, trade and whether to pardon Matt Damon for All the Pretty Horses. Tonight, for the first match in the final World Cup soccer qualifying round, in Columbus, Ohio, the U.S. welcomes Mexico. Talk about a home-field advantage: The average temperature in Columbus on this date is 30�, about 58� colder than in, say, Acapulco. The Americans, led by defender Jeff Agoos and midfielder Cobi Jones (13, above), play 10 games in the next eight months, hoping to become one of three teams in the six-nation region to advance to the 2002 finals in Japan and South Korea.
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