BC-TX--Texas Sports Digest 1 pm, TX
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HOUSTON _ James Harden looks for his 30th straight 30-point game when the Houston Rockets on Monday night host the Dallas Mavericks. By Kristie Rieken. 750 words, with photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. CST.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ NBA players once again will be sharing personal stories this weekend during All-Star festivities — and using basketball shoes as a platform to get their message out. When Kevin Durant takes the floor on Sunday he’ll be wearing pink Nike KD 11 Aunt Pearls shoes bearing the names of 59 cancer survivors with inspiring stories. By Steve Reed. SENT: 940 words, with photos.
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This week could determine who rules the SEC, at least for now. The top four teams in the conference will square off. The marquee matchup will be unbeaten No. 1 Tennessee at No. 5 Kentucky, which also hosts LSU in a game of one-loss schools. The first-place Vols also have a rematch with fourth-place South Carolina to begin a challenging stretch run. By Gary B. Graves. UPCOMING: 675 words, photos.
FORT WORTH, Texas _ Kansas, now part of a three-way tie for second place in the Big 12, is on the road against a TCU team coming off a win at Iowa State. It was only the second time the Horned Frogs beat a ranked team on the road. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts 8 p.m. CST.
WACO, Texas _ Baylor won by 30 points at Oklahoma just over two weeks ago. They play again Monday in Waco, where the Bears were without two starting senior guards in a loss Saturday to Big 12-leading Kansas State. UPCOMING. 600 words, photos. Game starts 8 p.m. CST.
BKC--ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF-ALABAMA A&M
Arkansas-Pine Bluff plays Alabama A&M at T.M. Elmore Gymnasium. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.
BKW--T25-WOMEN’S BKB POLL
NEW YORK _ South Dakota has been on the rise since moving up to Division I in 2008. Now the Coyotes can add an appearance in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll to their achievements. Riding a nine-game winning streak, coach Dawn Plitzuweit’s team entered the AP Top 25 at No. 25 on Monday for the first time in school history. Baylor is still No. 1. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 540 words, with photos.
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SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas high school boys and girls public and private school basketball rankings as compiled by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches for the week of Feb. 11.
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