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There's one local team that still has a shot at a national championship. The BYU women's college volleyball team begins play in the NCAA tournament on Friday.I'm not in any way predicting the Cougars will win a national title - they're the No. 12 seed in the 64-team tournament - but it's possible.And this is one of those occasions when BYUtv proves its worth. The NCAA has granted to channel permission to telecast Friday's BYU vs. New Mexico State match at 7 p.m. And if the Cougs advance, their Saturday match against the winner of Arizona State and Oklahoma will also air at 7 p.m. on BYUtv.Nobody at BYUtv asked for my advice, but I'd make one change from their coverage of the BYU women's soccer team's NCAA tournament games - no shrieking and cheerleading from the "expert" analyst.Friday on TV ...College football: MAC championship - Kent State vs. Northern Illinois (5 p.m., ESPN); Pac-12 championship - UCLA vs. Stanford (6 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13)NBA (6 p.m., ROOT): Utah Jazz at Oklahoma City ThunderUndercover Boss (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Diamond Resorts International CEO Stephen J. Cloobeck goes under cover for a second time.Last Man Standing (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Vanessa's career-day presentation doesn't go well.Malibu Country (7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Reba feels threatened by her daughter's relationship with Kim.CSI: NY (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Detective Lovato's cover is blown.Haven (8 and 10 p.m., Syfy): Audrey comes face-to-face with the Bolt Gun Killer.Blue Bloods (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Danny finds a murdered college student.Jungle Gold (11 p.m., Discovery): Relationships with mining partners are strained.Saturday on TV ...College football: Conference USA championship, Central Florida at Tulsa (10 a.m.); SEC championship, Alabama vs. Georgia (2 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2); ACC championship, Florida State vs. Georgia Tech (6 p.m., ESPN); Big Ten championship, Nebraska vs. Wisconsin (6 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13)MLS Cup (2:30 p.m., ESPN): Houston Dynamo at Los Angeles Galaxy for the championshipNBA (6 p.m., ROOT): Utah Jazz at Houston RocketsMade in Jersey (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Martina's bosses want her to land a new client.It's a Wonderful Life (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Classic 1946 film. (Repeat)Wedding Band (8 and 9 p.m., TBS): Tommy starts dating every guy's fantasy girl.The New Normal (10 p.m., Ch. 30): Bryan and David accidentally learn the baby's gender.Sunday on TV ...NFL: New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins (11 a.m., CBS/Ch. 2); Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Denver Broncos (11 a.m., Fox/Ch. 13); Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens (2 p.m., Fox/Ch. 2); Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys (6:20 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5)60 Minutes (6 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Two adventurers who are hoping to circumnavigate the globe in a solar-powered plane; a man who escaped from a North Korean prison camp; doctors who allege their hospitals pressured them to admit patients who didn't require hospitalization.The Amazing Race (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Contestants race through Spain, where they go into the bullring.Once Upon a Time (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Mr. Gold and Regina plan to kill anyone who enters the portal.The Walking Dead (7, 8 and 10 p.m., AMC): A new threat arises at the prison.The Good Wife (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Will and Alicia are involved in two different trials involving two different people accused of the same murder.Revenge (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Daniel's role as head of the company is challenged.Boardwalk Empire (10 p.m., HBO): Nucky makes a deal with Rothstein. (Season finale)666 Park Avenue (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Jane is sent back in time.Dexter (10 p.m., Showtime): Dexter is unnerved when Hannah's father pays him a surprise visit.Sister Wives (10 p.m., TLC): The Browns and another polygamist family plan a vacation together.Homeland (11 p.m. Showtime): Carrie learns that she's not entirely in the loop on the plans for Brody.