BC-TX--Texas Sports Digest 12 am, TX
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OAKLAND, Calif. _ By Janie McCauley. SENT: 750 words, photos.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ By Michael Wagaman. SENT: 750 words, photos.
DALLAS _ Luka Doncic scored 19 points in his third triple-double, Dorian Finney-Smith had 15 points and 10 rebounds and the new-look Dallas Mavericks made another move by trading Harrison Barnes while beating the Charlotte Hornets 99-93. By Schuyler Dixon. SENT: 750 words, photos.
Two people familiar with the negotiations say the remodeling of the Dallas Mavericks is continuing, with the team agreeing in principle Wednesday night to send Harrison Barnes to the Sacramento Kings for Zach Randolph and Justin Jackson. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade still needs NBA approval. Two people with knowledge of the deal say Houston, Sacramento and Cleveland are finishing a trade that will most notably send Iman Shumpert from the Kings to the Rockets. Houston is sending Brandon Knight and Marquese Chriss to the Cavaliers. Alec Burks _ now traded for the second time this season, after starting the year in Utah _ will go from the Cavaliers to the Kings. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 1000 words, photos by 1 a.m. Moving on national sports news services.
AUSTIN, Texas _ Kerwin Roach II scored 21 points and Matt Coleman III added 18 and Texas cruised to an 84-72 win over Baylor that knocked the Bears out of a tie for first place in the Big 12. By Jim Vertuno. SENT: 700 words, photos.
OXFORD, Miss. _ There was no celebration for Mississippi, but there was a sigh of relief. Ole Miss snapped a four-game losing streak, wiping out a nine-point deficit in the second half to defeat Texas A&M 75-71. By Chris Burrows. SENT: 600 words, photos.
FORT WORTH, Texas _ J.D. Miller’s 9-foot jumper as time expired lifted TCU over Oklahoma State, 70-68. By Basketball Writer Stephen Hawkins. SENT: 600 words, photos.
_ BKC--STEPHEN F. AUSTIN-HOUSTON BAPTIST _ Kevon Harris had a career-high 35 points and Stephen F. Austin rallied from a 12-point, second-half deficit to beat Houston Baptist 79-77. SENT: 140 words.
_ BKC--SE LOUISIANA-TEXAS A&M-CC _ Marlain Veal hit seven 3-pointers and scored 27 points and Southeastern Louisiana beat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 64-58, handing the Islanders their third straight loss. SENT: 150 words.
_ BKC--McNEESE ST-SAM HOUSTON ST _ Cameron Delaney scored 16 points, Kai Mitchell and RJ Smith added 14 each and Sam Houston State pushed its win streak to 11 games with a 77-62 defeat of McNeese. SENT: 180 words.
_ BKC--ABILENE CHRISTIAN-LAMAR _ Jaylen Franklin scored 22 points as Abilene Christian beat Lamar, 75-64. SENT: 150 words.
_ BKC--WEST VIRGINIA-ROUTT _ West Virginia reserve forward Logan Routt has been suspended for the first half of Saturday’s game for tripping a Texas Tech player this week. SENT: 90 words.
FBC--SIGNING DAY-BIG 12
FORT WORTH, Texas _ Oklahoma and Texas each had only one spot to fill in their top-10 recruiting classes. The four Big 12 schools with new coaches were a bit busier. By Stephen Hawkins. SENT: 800 words.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. _ Leave it to the Southeastern Conference to provide some drama on signing day that otherwise seemed anticlimactic. Even though the vast majority of recruits already had finalized their college decisions in the December signing period, the traditional February signing date still provided a few surprises as players SEC teams were targeting backed out of longstanding verbal commitments. Alabama still topped the 247Sports Composite team recruiting rankings for the eighth time in the last nine years. The SEC had four of the top five teams in the 247Sports Composite rankings as of early Wednesday evening. Georgia was second, Texas A&M fourth and LSU fifth. Also in the top 15 were Florida at No. 9 and Tennessee at No. 12. By Steve Megargee. SENT: 820 words, photos
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