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February 24, 2006|By SIMMI BUTTAR

Truck racing

Monster Jam

Where -- 1st Mariner Arena

When -- Tonight, 8; tomorrow 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m.

What now? -- If you are tired of the artistry of the Winter Olympics, then get ready for the car-crushing excitement of the Monster Jam. Some of the trucks scheduled to appear include Grave Digger, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Taz, Air Force, Black Stallion and Iron Warrior. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for kids (all seats are $2 more on the day of the show) and are available at 410-347-2006 or at ticketmaster.com.

Online -- baltimorearena.com

Pro basketball

Knicks@Wizards

Where -- MCI Center, Washington

When -- Tomorrow, 7 p.m.

What now? -- The Wizards opened the second half of the season by overcoming a 19-point deficit to beat the Timberwolves on Tuesday. After facing All-Star Game Most Valuable Player LeBron James in Cleveland tonight, the Wizards will look for their ninth straight home win as they face the new-look but still lousy Knicks. New York enters tonight's game against the Nets tied for the fewest number of wins in the NBA with the Charlotte Bobcats, who are in their second season of existence. The Knicks acquired Steve Francis on Wednesday, so this is a chance to catch the former Maryland star. Tickets start at $10.

Online -- washingtonwizards.com

College basketball

Canisius@Loyola

Where -- Reitz Arena

When -- Sunday, 1 p.m.

What now? -- After facing Rider tonight, the Greyhounds end their regular season with a rematch against the Golden Griffins. Loyola earned a 95-80 win in Buffalo, N.Y., last month behind Andre Collins' 26 points. Unfortunately for the Greyhounds, they have won only two Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference games since then. Loyola leads Canisius by a game in the league so this game is key heading into the conference tournament. Tickets start at $5 and be purchased at the school's ticket office.

Online -- loyolagreyhounds.com

College basketball

Northern Colorado @Maryland women

Where -- Comcast Center, College Park

When -- Sunday, 2 p.m.

What now? -- The Terps may be No. 4 in the nation, but that's only good enough for No. 3 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. After facing Clemson last night to conclude ACC regular-season play, the Terps wrap up their regular season with a nonconference game against the Bears. Maryland defeated Northern Colorado last season, 87-79. It's also "Dads and Daughters Day" as all dads can receive free admission with the purchase of a youth ticket. Tickets can be purchased on the Terps' Web site or by calling the Comcast Center ticket office at 1-800-462-8377.

Online -- umterps.com

Pro wrestling

MCW Resurrection

Where -- Plaza Flea Market 2401 North Point Blvd., Dundalk

When -- Sunday, 7:30 p.m.

What now? -- This is a chance for wrestling fans to catch the action in a more intimate setting in a tournament that starts tonight to crown a new Maryland Championship Wrestling heavyweight champion. Former World Wrestling Entertainment tag team champions the New Age Outlaws will be there as well. There's also a wrestler there named the Blue Meanie, who will try to disprove the theory that all you need is love. Tickets from $18 to $25 are available at ticketmonster.com.

Online -- marylandwrestling.com

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