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BC-Tennessee Sports Digest

March 20, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

Women:

NCAA-GRATEFUL TENNESSEE

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. _ Tennessee remains the only women’s basketball program to appear in every NCAA Tournament after getting one of the last available at-large spots in this year’s field. Now that they’re in, the Lady Vols want to avoid capping a disappointing season with an early exit. By Steve Megargee. UPCOMING: 600 words by 3 p.m., photos.

NCAA-ONE BID WONDERS

UNDATED _ After watching two of her older sisters play in multiple Final Fours, Rice’s Erica Ogwumike is eager to begin her own NCAA Tournament experience. Ogwumike is the Conference USA player of the year and a big reason why No. 21 Rice (28-3) carries a 21-game winning streak into the NCAA Tournament. She’s the younger sister of WNBA No. 1 overall draft picks Nneka Ogwumike and Chiney Ogwumike. By Steve Megargee. SENT: 1060 words, photos.

NBA:

ROCKETS-GRIZZLIES

MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ The Houston Rockets visit the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night. By Clay Bailey. UPCOMING: Developing from 7 p.m. game; 650 words, photos.

With:

_GRIZZLIES-BRADLEY, from Memphis: Memphis Grizzlies guard Avery Bradley will miss at least a week because of a bruised shin. SENT: 120 words.

NHL:

AROUND THE NHL

UNDATED _ Many NHL teams have plenty to play for down the final stretch of the regular season, trying to get in the playoffs or to improve their positioning, before 16 teams compete for the Stanley Cup. Some players have a lot at stake, too. By Larry Lage. SENT: 730 words, photos.

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