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The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs next week, starting Monday

By: JIM O'CONNELL The Gazette
April 1, 2018 Updated: April 1, 2018 at 8:27 am
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Villanova's Phil Booth, left, and Jalen Brunson celebrate their win over Texas Tech in an NCAA men's college basketball tournament regional final, Sunday, March 25, 2018, in Boston. Villanova won 71-59 to advance to the Final Four. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

No. 10 World Cup freestyle wrestling takes place Saturday and Sunday in Iowa City, with or without Russia

No. 9 Local college highlights include the men's gymnastics Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships at Air Force on Saturday

No. 8 The NCAA Frozen Four takes place Thursday and Saturday at St. Paul, Minn., with Minnesota-Duluth and three Big Ten teams.

No. 7 The Colorado Springs Sky Sox open their last Triple-A season before becoming a Single-A team, at Omaha on Thursday

No. 6 Prep highlights include the Fountain-Fort Carson Trojan Invite girls' golf tournament at Cheyenne Shadows on Thursday, and 2A/3A all-star basketball at UCCS on Friday

No. 5 The Colorado Avalanche visit L.A. Monday and San Jose Thursday before ending the regular season at St. Louis Saturday, a game that could be for a playoff berth

No. 4 The Denver Nuggets host the Pacers Tuesday and Timberwolves Thursday before a visit to the Clippers, with the last two key rivals for playoffs

No. 3 The Colorado Springs Switchbacks host Rio Grande Valley on Saturday after visiting Kansas City on Wednesday

No. 2 The Colorado Rockies have their home opener Friday vs. the Atlanta Braves with a new scoreboard to boot

No. 1 The men's basketball NCAA Tournament final is Monday from San Antonio

Also receiving votes:

NASCAR's top teams converge on Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday

The Colorado Rapids visit Dallas on Saturday

The U.S. faces Belgium in Davis Cup tennis Friday to Sunday

Other local college home highlights include Air Force and UCCS baseball Friday to Sunday, Air Force women's tennis Friday and Sunday, and Colorado College women's and men's tennis Thursday

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