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BC-TX--Texas Sports Digest 12 am, TX

January 24, 2019

Good morning! Here’s a look at AP’s Texas sports coverage. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Dallas bureau at 972-991-2100, or at 1-800-442-7189. Email aptexas@ap.org. Jamie Stengle is at the desk after 5:30 a.m.

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BASKETBALL:

NBA

BKN--ROCKETS-KNICKS

NEW YORK _ James Harden scored a career-high 61 points, tying Kobe Bryant’s record for a visiting opponent at the current Madison Square Garden, and the Houston Rockets edged the New York Knicks 114-110. SENT: 700 words, photos.

With:

_ BKN--ROCKETS-HARDEN’S STREAK _ James Harden has reached 30 points for the 21st consecutive game, passing Wilt Chamberlain for the fourth-longest streak in NBA history. SENT: 120 words, photos.

BKN--SPURS-76ERS

PHILADELPHIA _ Joel Embiid had 33 points and 19 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers used a pair of four-point plays in the fourth quarter to beat the San Antonio Spurs 122-120. By Dan Gelston. SENT: 700 words, photos.

College

Women

BKW--T25-IOWA ST-BAYLOR

WACO, Texas _ Lauren Cox had 22 points to lead all five Baylor starters scoring in double figures and the No. 2 Lady Bears pulled away in the second half for an 84-69 victory over No. 20 Iowa State. By Basketball Writer Stephen Hawkins. SENT: 700 words, photos.

BKW--T25-SMU-CONN

STORRS, Conn. _ Napheesa Collier scored 22 points and Katie Lou Samuelson added 21 to lead No. 3 UConn to a 79-39 rout of SMU, the Huskies’ 107th straight victory over an American Athletic Conference opponent. By Pat Eaton-Robb. SENT: 700 words, photos.

Also:

_ BKW--T25-KANSAS-TEXAS _ Sug Sutton scored 18 points, Joyner Holmes added 15 and No. 12 Texas defeated Kansas 62-43. SENT: 150 words.

Men

BKC--TEXAS-TCU

FORT WORTH, Texas _ Desmond Bane scored 17 points, Kouat Noi had his first career double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds after missing a game with an illness and TCU beat Texas 65-61. By Schuyler Dixon. SENT: 650 words, photos.

BKC--T25-EAST CAROLINA-HOUSTON

HOUSTON _ Armoni Brooks scored 17 points, Corey Davis Jr. added 12 points and No. 17 Houston defeated East Carolina 94-50. SENT: 400 words.

Also:

_ BKC--NICHOLLS ST-TEXAS A&M-CC _ Jake Babic and Jashawn Talton scored 18 points apiece as Texas A&M-Corpus Christi edged past Nicholls State 75-73. SENT: 140 words.

_ BKC--SAM HOUSTON ST-NORTHWESTERN ST _ R.J. Smith scored 16 points with four 3-pointers, Cameron Delaney added 15 with three 3s and Sam Houston State hit a season-high 14 3s to beat Northwestern State 78-64. SENT: 180 words.

_ BKC--INCARNATE WORD-LAMAR _ Jordan Hunter scored 17 points that included a 3-point play with 1:45 left in overtime, sparking an 8-0 run to lift Lamar past Incarnate Word 87-81. SENT: 130 words.

_ BKC--ABILENE CHRISTIAN-STEPHEN F AUSTIN _ Kevon Harris had 24 points as Stephen F. Austin edged past Abilene Christian 61-60. SENT: 190 words.

_ BKC--SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA-HOUSTON BAPTIST _ Marlain Veal scored 26 points with five 3-pointers and made five assists and Southeast Louisiana beat Houston Baptist 70-67 to win its third straight. SENT: 120 words.

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