Wednesday on TV: You can watch UVU in the NIT, but not on TV
For the second night in a row, a local team plays in the National Invitation Tournament. On the road. In California. Against a team from a league that includes another local team.
Utah Valley (20-11) takes on Cal (19-13) at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN3, and the Wolverines are hoping to avoid the fate of the Utah Utes, who fell to St. Mary's 70-58 on Tuesday.
There may be some reason to hope, however, The Daily Californian, Cal's student paper, quoted Bears player Justin Cobbs saying, "Nobody wants to play in the NIT" shortly before Cal was eliminated from the Pac-12 tournament.<
Elsewhere on TV ...
NCAA men's basketball tournament: Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo vs. Texas Southern (4:30 p.m., truTV; Iowa vs. Tennesee (7 p.m. truTV)
NBA (6 p.m., ROOT): Utah Jazz at Memphis Grizzlies
Survivor (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Three tribes become two.
Revolution (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Monroe launches a surprise attack on the patriots.
American Idol (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The 10 remaining finalists perform.
Arrow (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Oliver prepares to battle Slade.
Criminal Minds (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A stabbing survivor's testimony raises more questions than it answers.
Law & Order: SVU (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): A columnist causes problems in an investigation.
Legit (8 p.m., FXX): Jim and Steve attend their high school reunion.
Mixology (8:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Kacey and Cal think they are soul mates.
CSI (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A family disappears.
Chicago PD (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Olinsky's daughter is the only witness to a shooting.
Psych (10 p.m., USA): Gus sees a dream therapist to alleviate his nightmares.