The game to watch tonight

No, we're not talking about Linsanity -- we're talking about Columbia getting a rare national television appearance, taking on Princeton at 7 p.m. on ESPNU.

The Lions (13-10, 3-5 Ivy League), under second-year coach Kyle Smith, have battled admirably despite losing their best player, All-Ivy guard Noruwa Agho, just two games into the season to a serious knee injury.

Junior guard Brian Barbour has stepped up his game, averaging a team-high 15.3 points and 3.9 assists per game.

Princeton (13-10, 4-3 Ivy League) made waves by knocking off No. 21 Harvard last Saturday night, 70-62. It was the Tigers' first win at home against a Top 25 team since 1977.

Remember, regular season games really count in the Ivy League, unlike every other conference in America. The regular season champ goes to the Big Dance, which makes the games more fun

And hey, the Ivy League produced Jeremy Lin! (Plus, the Knicks game doesn't start until 8.)