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BC-TX--Texas Sports Digest 1 pm, TX

February 27, 2019

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

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BASKETBALL:

NBA:

BKN--ROCKETS-HORNETS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ The Hornets close out a four-game home stand against the Rockets. Charlotte has lost two straight. By Steve Reed. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m. CST.

BKN--PACERS-MAVERICKS

DALLAS _ Luka Doncic, the only teenager in NBA history with multiple triple-doubles, faces Indiana in his final game before turning 20. The rookie sensation for the Mavericks is coming off his fourth triple-double, but three have been in losses for a team sliding out of playoff contention. By Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m. CST.

BKN--PISTONS-SPURS

SAN ANTONIO _ The Spurs return home to face Detroit after going 1-7 on their annual rodeo road trip. San Antonio has a one-game lead over Sacramento for the final playoff spot in the West. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m. CST.

COLLEGE/MEN:

BKC--T25-HOUSTON-EAST CAROLINA

GREENVILLE, N.C. _ Eighth-ranked Houston looks to improve to 27-1 when the Cougars visit East Carolina on Wednesday night. By Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: 650 words and photos. Game starts at 6 p.m. CST.

BKC--T25-OKLAHOMA ST-TEXAS TECH

LUBBOCK, Texas _ No. 11 Texas Tech tries to pull even with Kansas State atop the Big 12 in a visit from Oklahoma State. The Red Raiders are on their best Big 12 run with five straight wins. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 6 p.m. CST.

BKC--T25-CINCINNATI-SMU

DALLAS _ No. 23 Cincinnati is back in the Top 25 and still has a chance to repeat as American Athletic Conference champs. The Bearcats play Wednesday night at slumping and short-handed SMU. They also have a home game left against league-leading Houston. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts 8 p.m. CST.

BKC--TEXAS-BAYLOR

WACO, Texas _ Baylor is a loss behind Texas Tech and Kansas State among Big 12 leaders going into a home game against Texas. The Longhorns are without suspended leading scorer Kerwin Roach III while trying to build their NCAA resume. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 8 p.m. CST.

BKC--HOUSTON BAPTIST-LAMAR

Houston Baptist plays Lamar at Montagne Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC--ABILENE CHRISTIAN-TEXAS A&M-CC

Abilene Christian plays Texas A&M-CC at American Bank Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC--SAM HOUSTON STATE-NEW ORLEANS

Sam Houston State plays New Orleans at Lakefront Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC--STEPHEN F. AUSTIN-CENTRAL ARKANSAS

Stephen F. Austin plays Central Arkansas at Farris Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

COLLEGE/WOMEN:

BKW--T25-POTENTIAL PLAYER OF YEAR CANDIDATES

With a few weeks left in the regular season, the college women’s basketball player of the year race is wide open. Take your pick. There’s a little bit of something for everyone with talented post players, guards and wings. Usually at this point in the season there’s a clear-cut choice for player of the year. Sometimes it seems as if the top player in the country is almost a forgone conclusion _ even before the season starts. That definitely isn’t the case this season. By Doug Feinberg. Sent: 940 words, with photos.

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BASEBALL:

MLB:

BBN--CUBS-HAMELS

SURPRISE, Ariz. _ Cole Hamels is scheduled to start for Cubs at Rangers on Wednesday afternoon. Acquired from Texas last year, Hamels could start the Cubs season opener at Texas on March 28. UPCOMING: 300 words. Game starts 2:05 p.m. CST.

BBA--ASTROS-REPLACING MARWIN

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. _ Marwin Gonzalez was Houston’s do everything utility man for years. Now that Gonzalez has signed with the Twins, the Astros will have to fill that role and know that one man probably won’t be able to do it alone. By Kristie Rieken. 600 words.

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