The best sporting event of interest to fans around the New York today is the first one you can watch. That would be No. 7 Villanova at the Carrier Dome to face No. 3 Syracuse (Noon, ESPN). The Orange are coming off their first loss of the season, a 74-66 defeat at the hands of No. 5 Pittsburgh on Monday. Now, time for another Big East matchup with a top 10 team.
In another Big East game of keen local interest, Seton Hall will host Rutgers. That game will also be at noon on the Big East Network.
Both the New Jersey Nets and New York Knicks are in action tonight. The Nets host Dallas ( 7 p.m. ET, YES) and the Knicks are in Oklahoma City ( 8 p.m. ET, MSG).
In NHL action, New Jersey is at Philadelphia (1 p.m. ET. MSG+) and the New York Rangers are at Atlanta (7 p.m. ET, MSG).
College football buffs can check out the East West Shrine Game at 4 p.m. ET (NFL Network).
Noon ET -- Villanova @ Syracuse - ESPN, TSN2
Noon ET -- Rutgers @ Seton Hall - Big East Network [affiliates]
2 p.m. ET -- Loyola (Md) @ Marist - MASN, MSG
4 p.m. ET -- Pittsburgh @ DePaul - Big East Network (FSN Pitt, MSG, MASN, Bright House, MeTV Chicago)
4 p.m. ET -- Cincinnati @ St. John's - Big East Network (FSN Ohio, SNY)
7 p.m. ET -- Marquette @ Notre Dame - Big East Network (MASN, SNY)
7 p.m. ET -- Dallas @ New Jersey – FSN SW (DFW), YES
8 p.m. ET -- New York @ Oklahoma City – MSG, FSN Okla
1 p.m. ET -- New Jersey @ Philadelphia – MSG+, CSN Phila
7 p.m. ET -- NY Rangers @ Atlanta — MSG
4 p.m. ET -- East West Shrine Game (NFL Network)