What do the Red Sox have in common with ACC basketball? Both will appear on NESN on Thursday.

NESN will carry SNY’s coverage of the Red Sox-Mets game from Port St. Lucie, Fla., giving Red Sox fans another opportunity to see how the team is doing in spring training. SNY is producing the game in SD and not HD.

NESN HD throughout New England and NESN’s SD signal in Connecticut will show the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament coverage as originally scheduled.

For Direct TV subscribers in Connecticut, ACC basketball will be available on either channel 628 (HD) or 629 (SD).

Here is how NESN’s schedule will play out on NESN’s HD and SD channels:

On NESN HD (and NESN’s standard definition channels in Connecticut)
12-2 p.m.: ACC basketball — Boston College vs. Virginia
2-2:30 p.m.: ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament Show
2:30-4:30 p.m.: ACC basketball — Wake Forest vs. Miami
4:30-5 p.m.: Freezing Fenway

On NESN SD (except for Connecticut)
12-12:30 p.m.: NESN SportsDesk (R)
12:30-1 p.m.: NESN SportsDesk (R)
1-4 p.m.: Red Sox vs. Mets (from SNY)
4-4:30 p.m.: ACC basketball: Wake Forest vs. Miami (joined in progress)
4:30-5 p.m.: Freezing Fenway

At 5 p.m., the networks will rejoin together:
5-6:30 p.m: NESN Doubleplay – Boston College vs. Virginia
6:30-7 pm: WB Mason Bruins Face-Off Live
7-9:30 pm: Bruins at Flyers
9:30-10 pm: Bruins Overtime Live presented by Aceticket.com