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BC-TX--Texas Sports Digest 12 am, TX

February 26, 2019

Good morning! Here’s a look at AP’s Texas sports coverage. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Dallas bureau at 972-991-2100, or at 1-800-442-7189. Email aptexas@ap.org. Jill Bleed is at the desk after 5:30 a.m.

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BASKETBALL:

NBA

BKN--MAVERICKS-CLIPPERS

LOS ANGELES _ By Beth Harris. SENT: 700 words, photos.

BKN--HAWKS-ROCKETS

HOUSTON _ James Harden’s scored 28 points to snap a streak of 32 straight games with at least 30 points and the Houston Rockets overcame a career-high eight 3-pointers from Atlanta rookie Trae Young to get a 119-111 win over the Hawks. By Kristie Rieken. SENT: 750 words, photos.

BKN--SPURS-NETS

SAN ANTONIO _ D’Angelo Russell had 23 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets forced the San Antonio Spurs into perhaps their worst offensive performance of the season in a 101-85 victory. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. SENT: 700 words, photos.

College

Women

BKW--T25-TEXAS-BAYLOR

WACO, Texas _ Kalani Brown had 19 points with 12 rebounds and top-ranked Baylor beat No. 18 Texas 64-35 in the first home game for the Lady Bears since clinching another Big 12 championship outright. By Basketball Writer Stephen Hawkins. SENT: 600 words, photos.

T25-WOMEN’S BKB POLL

NEW YORK _ A win over the No. 2 team in the country earned UCLA its first ranking of the season. The Bruins entered The Associated Press women’s basketball poll on Monday at No. 25 after rallying from 22 points down to upset Oregon on Friday night. UCLA lost a close contest against Oregon State on Sunday. The Ducks lost to the rival Beavers on Monday and fell to No. 6 in the poll. Oregon State moved up to ninth. Baylor garnered all 28 first-place votes to remain No. 1 in the Top 25. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 360 words, photos.

Also:

_ BKW--T25-TEXAS A&M-FLORIDA _ Kayla Wells scored 24 points and No. 19 Texas A&M beat Florida 80-62 as the Aggies won for the 10th time in their last 12 games. SENT: 160 words.

Men

BKC--TEXAS-ROACH SUSPENDED

AUSTIN, Texas _ Despite three suspensions, the door is still open for Texas senior guard Kerwin Roach II to return this season. The team’s leading scorer remains suspended “indefinitely” and coach Shaka Smart said Monday the decision whether to allow him to return will be up to Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte. Smart said it was unlikely Roach would be allowed back in time for Wednesday’s game at Baylor. Texas hosts Iowa State on Saturday as the Longhorns (15-12, 7-7) make a late push to finish at least .500 in the Big 12. By Jim Vertuno. SENT: 350 words.

Also:

_ BKC--MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE-TEXAS SOUTHERN _ Jeremy Combs scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Texas Southern beat Mississippi Valley State 92-80. SENT: 150 words.

_ BKC--ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF-PRAIRIE VIEW A&M _ Chance Ellis came off the bench to score 12 points to lead Prairie View to a 48-44 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff. SENT: 150 words.

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