BC-TX--Texas Sports Digest 1 pm, TX
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LOS ANGELES _ Dak Prescott and the Cowboys (11-6) attempt to reach their first NFC championship game in 23 years when they visit Jared Goff and the Rams, who haven’t won a playoff game in 14 years. Dallas rolled into the divisional playoff round by beating Seattle, while Los Angeles had a bye after its 13-3 regular season. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos. Game starts at 7:15 p.m. CST.
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LUBBOCK, Texas _ Texas Tech has hired Oklahoma assistant and former NFL defensive back Kerry Cooks to be safeties coach. The school in Lubbock on Friday announced the hiring of Cooks, who’s spent nine seasons at Oklahoma and previously was an assistant at Notre Dame. SENT: 70 words.
OKLAHOMA CITY _ The Thunder and San Antonio Spurs meet again, two days after the Spurs beat Oklahoma City in a 154-147 double overtime thriller. By Cliff Brunt. UPCOMING: 650 words, with photos. Game starts 7 p.m. CST.
WACO, Texas _ No. 7 Kansas tries to avoid being the second consecutive Top 25 team to lose at Baylor. The Bears are coming off a win in their last game over No. 20 Iowa State, which last weekend beat the Jayhawks by 17 points. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts 3 p.m. CST.
AUSTIN, Texas _ Big 12 leader No. 8 Texas Tech on Saturday afternoon plays at Texas, where the Red Raiders haven’t won since 1996. By Jim Vertuno. Upcoming: 600 words, photos.
HOUSTON _ No. 17 Houston looks to bounce back from its first loss of the season when the Cougars host Wichita State. UPCOMING 500 words.
NORMAN, Okla. _ No. 25 TCU on Saturday afternoon visits No. 23 Oklahoma at Lloyd Noble Center. Oklahoma seeks its first win over a ranked opponent this season. UPCOMING: 650 words, with photos.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. _ Texas A&M on Saturday afternoon seeks its first Southeastern Conference victory on a trip to Alabama’s Coleman Coliseum. By Cody Estremera. UPCOMING: 550 words. Game starts 2:30 p.m. CST.
BKC--NORTHWESTERN ST-STEPHEN F AUSTIN
Northwestern State plays Stephen F. Austin at William R. Johnson Coliseum. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.
BKC--GRAND CANYON-TEXAS REGIO GRANDE VALLEY
Grand Canyon plays Texas Rio Grande Valley at UTRGV Fieldhouse. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.
North Texas plays UTSA at UTSA Convocation Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.
Tulsa plays SMU at Moody Coliseum. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.
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Texas State plays Appalachian State at George M. Holmes Convocation Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.
BKC--TEXAS SOUTHERN-PRAIRIE VIEW A&M
Texas Southern plays Prairie View A&M at William J. Nicks Building. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.
Rice plays UTEP at Don Haskins Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit
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Houston Baptist plays Nicholls State at Stopher Gym. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.
BKC--INCARNATE WORD-SAM HOUSTON STATE
Incarnate Word plays Sam Houston State at Bernard Johnson Coliseum. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.
Texas-Arlington plays Coastal Carolina at HTC Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.
Lamar plays Central Arkansas at Farris Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.
BKC--ABILENE CHRISTIAN-SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA
Abilene Christian plays Southeastern Louisiana at University Center (LA). UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.
DALLAS _ The St. Louis Blues on Saturday night take on the Dallas Stars. UPCOMING: 600 words, with photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. CST.
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