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BC-Tennessee Sports Digest

March 12, 2019

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 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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College Basketball:



NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ While a tougher Southeastern Conference Tournament field might lead to drama-filled games, the annual question of whether anyone can knock off Kentucky still looms. A No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament also is up for grabs. Then there’s the off-court mystery with the regular-season champ whose coach is currently suspended indefinitely and a star freshman whose status also in question. By Teresa Walker. UPCOMING: 800 words by 3 p.m., photos.


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. _ Tennessee forward Grant Williams is the Associated Press’ Southeastern Conference player of the year and Mississippi’s Kermit Davis is coach of the year. Williams earned unanimous first-team all-SEC honors for a second straight season. The 14-member media panel also voted Arkansas’ Daniel Gafford, Kentucky’s PJ Washington, LSU’s Tremont Waters and Mississippi State’s Quinndary Weatherspoon to the first team, which was announced Tuesday. By Steve Megargee. SENT: 900 words, photos.


_COACHES’ ALL-SEC TEAM, from Birmingham, Ala.: Southeastern Conference coaches have selected Tennessee forward Grant Williams as the league’s player of the year for a second straight season.


RALEIGH, N.C. _ Teams in the AP Top 25 are down to their final chances to make their case for high seeds in the NCAA Tournament. Those could come in their league tournaments, with brackets that could set up marquee matchups to boost the best postseason resumes with Selection Sunday looming at the end of the week. By Basketball Writer Aaron Beard. SENT: 830 words, photos.


UNDATED _ No. 20 Wofford’s come-from-behind victory over UNC Greensboro was good news for NCAA Tournament at-large candidates because it reduced the likelihood that the Southern Conference would receive multiple bids. By Steve Megargee. SENT: 760 words, photos.



ANAHEIM, Calif. _ Ryan Getzlaf and the Anaheim Ducks look to slow down the Nashville Predators’ playoff chase. UPCOMING: Developing from 9 p.m. game; 700 words, photos.


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