BC-Tennessee Sports Digest
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 email@example.com. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ The Tennessee Volunteers have done so much in a season that could be the best in program history, and making only the second Elite Eight would be yet another step. Third-seeded Purdue, co-champs of the Big Ten in the regular season, stand in the way Thursday night at the South Regional semifinal with the Boilermakers looking for their first Elite Eight berth since 2000 in their third straight trip to this stage of the NCAA Tournament. By Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: Developing from 6:29 p.m. game; 750 words, photos.
UNDATED _ The closest thing to a long shot left in the NCAA Tournament is in the Sweet 16 for the third time in four years, made the Final Four a couple years ago and is led by a coach with almost 650 wins who has guided three programs to the dance. Next up for No. 12 seed Oregon: Virginia. The second weekend of the tournament gets going Thursday night, when the Ducks conclude a quartet of regional semifinal games against the No. 1 seed Cavaliers in the South Region. No. 2 seed Tennessee faces third-seeded Purdue in the other matchup in Louisville, Kentucky, while Gonzaga-Florida State and Texas Tech-Michigan decide the finalists in the West Region in Anaheim, California.
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