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BC-Tennessee Sports Digest

December 15, 2018

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. Travis Loller is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@ap.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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

NBA:

ROCKETS-GRIZZLIES

MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ The Grizzlies wrap up a three-game home stand playing their second game in as many nights Saturday hosting the Houston Rockets. By Clay Bailey. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. ET.

NHL:

DEVILS-PREDATORS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The Nashville Predators wrap up a three-game home stand Saturday night hosting the New Jersey Devils. By Jim Diamond. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. ET.

College Football:

NEW ORLEANS BOWL

NEW ORLEANS _ Sun Belt Conference champion Appalachian State meets Conference USA runner up Middle Tennessee in the New Orleans Bowl on Saturday night. By Brett Martel. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Kickoff 9 p.m. ET

College Basketball:

Men’s

T25-TENNESSEE-MEMPHIS

MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ No. 3 Tennessee has been off for nearly a week after upsetting top-ranked Gonzaga, and now the Volunteers visit coach Penny Hardaway and the Memphis Tigers on Saturday as the in-state rivals resume their series after a nearly six-year break. By Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at noon ET.

BELMONT-UCLA

LOS ANGELES _ Belmont visits Pauley Pavilion to play UCLA in a match-up of Bruins. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Begins 5 p.m. EST.

EAST TENNESSEE ST-ILLINOIS

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. _ East Tennessee State plays Illinois at State Farm Center. By Terry Towery. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts at 1 p.m. CT

Women’s

T25-MIDDLE TENNESSEE-KENTUCKY

LEXINGTON, Ky. _ No. 18 Kentucky returns from its loss at rival Louisville to host Middle Tennessee. UPCOMING: 150 words. Game starts at 1 p.m. ET.

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