Viewing Guide for Thursday's NCAA Conference Championship Games

That hair. - Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Looking for something to do today?

It's almost the weekend and the Boston Celtics aren't playing tonight. Not sure what to do? Easy! Watch some college basketball! It's championship week and teams are trying to climb the tournament ladder while winning their respective conference titles. There are plenty of quality games on to get you through the day and prepared for the 2014 NBA draft, so here is your conference tournament guide for Thursday:

Viewing Guide

Game of the Day

Who: Kansas vs. Oklahoma State
What: Big 12 Quarterfinal
Where: ESPN2
When: 3:00 PM
Why: Two top-ten picks face off against each other -- Andrew Wiggins and Marcus Smart -- do you really need another reason? Sure you do: Wiggins is coming off the greatest game of his collegiate career but NBA scouts want to see some consistency from him; Smart has played extremely well as of late but will need to have a huge game against Kansas.

End your workday productively

Who: Indiana vs. Illinois
What: Big 10 First Round
Where: Big Ten Network
When: 12:00 PM
Why: Noah Vonleh struggled scoring the ball in his two previous games against Illinois, but with Indiana's NCAA tournament hopes riding on success this week, he must lead them to victory.

Who: Iowa State vs. Kansas State
What: Big 12 Quarterfinal
Where: ESPN2
When: 12:30 PM
Why: DeAndre Kane and Melvin Ejim won't be first round picks this year, but the senior duo will definitely get a shot on an NBA roster either in the second round or as undrafted free agents.

Who: Louisville vs. Rutgers
What: AAC Quarterfinal
Where: ESPNU
When: 3:00 PM
Why: Louisville should roll, but it'll be interesting to see if Montrezl Harrell stays hot since he's averaging 21.2 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 1.8 steals in the past five games.

Who: Arkansas vs. South Carolina
What: SEC Second Round
Where: ESPN3
When: 3:25 PM
Why: Only hardcore draft nerds will watch this one, but Arkansas power forward Bobby Portis can drain jumpers and could jump into the back-end of the first round.

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Who: N.C. State vs. Miami
What: ACC Second Round
Where: ESPN
When: 7:00 PM
Why: T.J. Warren was named the ACC Player of the Year after an unbelievable season averaging 24.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per game; he deserves your attention.

Who: Creighton vs. DePaul
What: Big East Quarterfinal
Where: Fox Sports 1
When: 7:00 PM
Why: Everyone knows what Creighton's Doug McDermott can do on the offensive end of the floor, but it never hurts to take the time to assess his game even more.

Who: Clemson vs. Georgia Tech
What: ACC Second Round
Where: ESPN
When: 9:00 PM
Why: The #8 player on my big board, K.J. McDaniels, should dominate on both ends of the floor tonight, so keep a close eye on him.

Who: UConn vs. Memphis
What: AAC Quarterfinal
Where: ESPNU
When: 9:00 PM
Why: Point guard Shabazz Napier is a borderline first round pick and could do a lot to help his stock against Memphis' Joe Jackson.

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