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BC-Kentucky Sports Digest

March 23, 2019

Here’s a look at how AP’s sports coverage is shaping up in Kentucky. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Louisville bureau at (502) 583-7718 or aplouisville(at)ap.org. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 Eastern.

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College Basketball:



This time, Virginia was not one-and-done against a 16 seed. It looked possible, at least through the first half, as the Cavaliers were tested in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Down 14 points in the first half Friday against Gardner-Webb, another early exit was quite possible.


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. _ No. 2 seed Kentucky, with its usual group of fabulous freshmen but missing injured big man PJ Washington, takes on an intriguing Wofford team that has won 21 straight games and features 3-point gunner Fletcher Magee. By National Writer Paul Newberry. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at approximately 2:40 p.m. EDT.



RALEIGH, N.C. _ Taylor Murray scored 14 of her 19 points in the second half, and Kentucky beat Princeton 82-77 on Saturday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Maci Morris added 19 points, freshman Rhyne Howard had 15 and Tatyana Wyatt finished with 12 to help the sixth-seeded Wildcats (25-7) reach the second round of the Greensboro Region. By Joedy Mccreary. With AP Photos.


LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Things get tougher for top-seeded Louisville and No. 8 seed Michigan after opening the NCAA Tournament with 30-point routs. The challenge is whether the Cardinals’ quick opportunistic play or the Wolverines’ physical, balanced attack wins out in the second round. By Gary B. Graves. UPCOMING. 600 words and photos by 5:30 p.m. ET


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