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AP-Tennessee Sports Digest

November 16, 2018

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@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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

College Football:

MISSOURI-TENNESSEE PREVIEW

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — One year after going winless in Southeastern Conference competition, Tennessee is one victory away from becoming bowl eligible. The Volunteers will try to get that win Saturday when they host Missouri. By Steve Megargee. SENT: 730 words, photos.

MISSISSIPPI-VANDERBILT

UNDATED —The Vanderbilt Commodores have no time left to lament the four games that have slipped through their grasp because they couldn’t make the play to finish off a victory. With two games remaining, the Commodores must win out if they want to play in a bowl for the second time in three seasons. Vandy hosts Mississippi next with the Rebels are looking to snap a three-game skid. By Teresa M. Walker. SENT: 640 words, photos.

CHATTANOOGA-SOUTH CAROLINA PREVIEW

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina has been caught napping by an FCS opponent before — and does not want it to happen again with Chattanooga. By Pete Iacobelli. SENT: 630 words, photos.

MIDDLE TENNESSEE-KENTUCKY PREVIEW

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky’s quest for a 10-win season has now shifted toward ending a losing streak. The No. 20 Wildcats have lost two in a row and are looking for answers as they host streaking Middle Tennessee, which has won four straight games. By Gary B. Graves. SENT: 680 words, photos.

NBA:

KINGS-GRIZZLIES

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Grizzlies, winners of three of their last four games, host the Sacramento Kings on Friday night. By Clay Bailey. UPCOMING: Developing from 7 p.m. game; 600 words, photos.

College Basketball:

Men:

ALCORN ST-VANDERBILT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt is back home after a big win and hosting Alcorn State on Friday night at Memorial Gym. By Chip Cirillo. UPCOMING: Developing from 7 p.m. game; 600 words, photos.

TENNESSEE TECH-NORTH CAROLINA

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Seventh-ranked North Carolina looks for a 4-0 start when it hosts Tennessee Tech on Friday night. By Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: Developing from 6 p.m. game; 650 words, photos.

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