March 23rd, 2010
11:14 AM ET

Sports Update: Women's NCAA, Vonn cashes in

The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team -- the most dominant in sports -- takes on Temple tonight.

The second and third round of the NFL Draft is scheduled one month from today and SI’s Peter King says Florida quarterback Tim Tebow is going to find his next home on that fateful day. Says King: “I now think Tebow's going in the 28 to 45 range, to a team willing to be patient with him at quarterback and maybe to allow him to help the team in other ways immediately.” You’ll be inundated with mock football drafts soon enough but today’s sports highlights are strictly of the indoor variety as the NCAA women’s basketball tournament offers a big day of action. Some highlights (All times Eastern)

-Women’s Basketball: No. 8 Temple vs. No. 1 Connecticut (7:00 PM. ESPN/ESPN2/ESPN 360.com)
Here’s a chance to watch the most dominant team in sports: The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team has won 73 straight games, all by double figures, including its opening-round rout of Southern on Sunday. The most interesting subplot tonight involves Temple coach Tonya Cardoza, who led the Owls to a 25-8 record after spending the past decade as UConn coach Geno Auriemma’s assistant. The other games set to tip-off at this time include No. 6 Vanderbilt vs. No. 3 Xavier, No. 10 Vermont vs. No. 2 Notre Dame and No. 7 Mississippi State vs. No. 2 Ohio State.

-Nuggets at Knicks (7:30 PM, NBATV) If you’re a fan of individual players destroying the Knicks, you’ll enjoy tonight.
The last time the Nuggets faced the Knicks, Carmelo Anthony shot 17 of 28 from the field and finished with a career-high 50-point effort in a 128-125 home win over New York on Nov. 27. Anthony has averaged 29.6 points in 13 career games against New York, who are enduring another miserable season. Denver (47-23) is currently the second seed in the Western Conference.

-Women’s Basketball: No. 8 UCLA vs. No. 1 Nebraska (9:30 ESPN/ESPN2/ESPN360)
After finishing 15-16 a year ago with star center Kelsey Griffin out with a foot injury, Nebraska rolled off 30 straight wins to start the season and became the first team to finish the Big 12 regular season undefeated. They’ll face a UCLA team led by one of the rising coaching stars of the game: Pac-10 coach of the year Nikki Caldwell. Other late games include: No. 12 Green Bay vs. No. 4 Iowa State, No. 11 San Diego State vs. No. 3 West Virginia, and No. 11 Arkansas Little Rock vs. No. 3 Oklahoma

By The Numbers

$486,000 - Prize money won by American skier Lindsey Vonn on the World Cup circuit this season. Vonn was the top money winner according to the International Ski Federation.

3,000 - Number of NHL games called by Mike (Doc) Emrick during his broadcasting career. The broadcaster, who works for Versus and NBC, was honored during a third-period break last night of the Red Wings-Penguins game.

9 - Months of the job for Ian Watmore as chief executive of the English Football Association. Watmore's resignation comes less than three months before the start of the World Cup.

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