BC-Tennessee Sports Digest
Here’s a look at how AP’s sports coverage is shaping up in Tennessee. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Nashville bureau at (615) 373-9988 or apnashville(at)ap.org. Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. All times are Central.
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. _ Tennessee has produced one of the best seasons in program history but down the stretch hasn’t consistently been able to play its best basketball. Now, after a disappointing ending to the SEC Tournament, the Volunteers need to find a way to put together a string of solid performances to reach their first-ever Final Four. By Steve Megargee. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m., photos.
DAYTON, Ohio _ Coach Fran Dunphy’s final season is finishing with a trip to the NCAA Tournament, where his Temple Owls face Belmont in a First Four game. Fairleigh Dickinson plays Prairie View A&M _ making its first tournament appearance since 1998 _ in the other game Tuesday. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: By 7 p.m.
NCAA-BEATING THE BEST
RALEIGH, N.C. _ This year’s NCAA Tournament features a top tier of teams that are heavy Final Four favorites, starting with No. 1 overall seed Duke and star freshman Zion Williamson. Figuring out how to stop them won’t be easy. By Basketball Writer Aaron Beard. SENT: 1050 words, photos.
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