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AP-Kentucky Sports Digest

November 26, 2018

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@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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 Eastern.

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College Basketball:

Women:

WOMEN’S BKB POLL

NEW YORK — Notre Dame and UConn remain the top two teams in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll, setting up a 1-vs.-2 matchup on Sunday. Both teams faced deficits this past week in holiday tournament games before prevailing. The Irish needed to rally from 14 points down to beat No. 9 Oregon State in the Vancouver Showcase championship game to stay No. 1. The Huskies trailed St. John’s early in the fourth quarter at the Paradise Jam before winning by 10. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 480 words, photo.

MIAMI(OH)-LOUISVILLE

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — No. 5 Louisville hosts Miami in its home opener after playing its first five games on the road. By Steve Bittenbender. UPCOMING: Developing from 7 p.m. game; 550 words, photos.

Men:

MURRAY ST-ALABAMA

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Unbeaten Murray State visits an Alabama team that’s off to a 4-1 start. By Marq Burnett. UPCOMING: Developing from 8 p.m. game; 500 words.

College Football:

SEC CHAMPIONSHIP-WIN & IN

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Neither No. 1 Alabama nor No. 4 Georgia is anxiously awaiting their playoff fates this season, but whoever wins the SEC championship game showdown is definitely in the playoffs. The Crimson Tide could even get in with a close loss. By John Zenor. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m., photos.

ACC CHAMPIONSHIP-PICKETT’S PROGRESS

UNDATED — Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett doesn’t take offense to the term “game manager.” The sophomore is just fine if all he has to do is hand the ball off and watch the running game go to work, something he hopes to do frequently on Saturday when the Panthers play No. 2 Clemson in the ACC Championship. By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.

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