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

March 5, 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:

College

Women

BKW--T25-BAYLOR-WEST VIRGINIA

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. _ Lauren Cox had 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead top-ranked Baylor to a 63-57 victory over West Virginia, capping a perfect Big 12 season for the Lady Bears. By John Raby. SENT: 680 words, photos.

BKW--T25-TOP 16 REVEAL

NEW YORK _ Baylor, Louisville, Notre Dame and UConn are the No. 1 seeds in the second NCAA Top 16 reveal. The Lady Bears remained the No. 1 overall team and would be the top seed in the Greensboro Region, according to the potential seedings. The Cardinals would be the No. 1 seed in Chicago. Notre Dame would head out to Portland and UConn would be in Albany. Rhonda Lundin Bennett, chair of the Division I Women’s Basketball Committee, said there were five or six teams in consideration for the top line of the poll. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 420 words, photos.

With:

_ BKW--T25-WOMEN’S BKB POLL _ Baylor remained the unanimous No. 1 choice in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll. The Lady Bears, who have been atop the rankings for six weeks, received all 28 first-place votes from a national media panel. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 240 words, photos.

Men

BKC--T25-TEXAS-TEXAS TECH

LUBBOCK, Texas _ Jarrett Culver scored 16 points and Matt Mooney added 15 points as No. 8 Texas Tech beat Texas 70-51 for the Red Raiders’ eighth straight win to keep a share of the Big 12 lead. SENT: 700 words, photos.

BKC--T25-KANSAS ST-TCU

FORT WORTH, Texas _ Barry Brown had 16 points to lead four Kansas State players in double figures and the 18th-ranked Wildcats beat TCU 64-52 to maintain a share of the Big 12 lead with one game remaining in the regular season. By Basketball Writer Stephen Hawkins. SENT: 700 words, photos.

Also:

_ BKC--PRAIRIE VIEW A&M-ALABAMA STATE _ Darius Williams scored 20 points to lead Prairie View A&M past Alabama State 96-69. SENT: 150 words.

_ BKC--TEXAS SOUTHERN-ALABAMA A&M _ Jeremy Combs and Jalyn Patterson scored 15 points each as Texas Southern beat Alabama A&M 66-61. SENT: 150 words.

NBA

BKN--MAVERICKS-NETS

NEW YORK _ DeMarre Carroll scored 22 points, Rodions Kurucs had 19 and the Brooklyn Nets easily snapped a three-game losing streak with a 127-88 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. SENT: 800 words, photos.

BKN--NUGGETS-SPURS

SAN ANTONIO _ DeMar DeRozan had 24 points and LaMarcus Aldridge 22 and the San Antonio Spurs escaped Denver’s closing 9-0 run to beat the Nuggets 104-103 for their third straight win. By Raul Dominguez. SENT: 750 words, photos.

BKN--NBA-JAPAN GAMES

MIAMI _ Toronto and Houston will play a pair of preseason games in Japan next season. The NBA announced that the Raptors and Rockets will play on Oct. 8 and Oct. 10 at the Saitama Super Arena. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 300 words, photos.

BASEBALL:

College

BBC--COLLEGE BASEBALL RDP

David Pierce is always up for a challenge. That said, even he admits he might have overdone it lining up Texas’ early baseball schedule. The Longhorns (10-3) made the biggest move up in the major polls, climbing as high as No. 7 after an attention-grabbing three-game sweep of then-No. 2 LSU in Austin. Now look what’s coming, with the opponent’s highest ranking: four games at No. 4 Stanford; three at home against No. 10 Texas Tech; and two midweek home games against No. 15 Arkansas ahead of three on the road against No. 23 TCU. By Eric Olson. SENT: 700 words, photos.

FOOTBALL:

NFL

FBN--COWBOYS-LAWRENCE FRANCHISE TAG

The Dallas Cowboys are placing the franchise tag on DeMarcus Lawrence for the second straight year. Their star defensive end doesn’t appear to be in any rush to sign the lucrative one-year contract this time. Two people with knowledge of the decision said the Cowboys had decided on another tag while the sides keep working on a long-term deal. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the decision hasn’t been announced. By Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon. SENT: 520 words, photos.

FBN--TEXANS-CLOWNEY FRANCHISE TAG

The Houston Texans have placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on defensive end/outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney. The move doesn’t close the door for the Texans to sign the edge rusher to a long-term deal. General manager Brian Gaine says: “Our goal is to continue to work with his representation on a long-term contract. This gives us both an opportunity to continue to do so.” Houston will offer Clowney, the first overall pick in the 2014 draft, a one-year guaranteed contract for an amount based on position. By Kristie Rieken. SENT: 490 words, photos.

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