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BC-Kentucky Sports Digest

February 5, 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. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

Men:

SOUTH CAROLINA-KENTUCKY

LEXINGTON, Ky. _ No. 5 Kentucky seeks its ninth consecutive victory when it hosts South Carolina in SEC play. The visiting Gamecocks are a game behind the Wildcats and seek their second win in a row. By Gary B. Graves. UPCOMING: Developing from 7 p.m. game; 600 words, photos.

SHIFTING TO BASKETBALL

UNDATED _ The Super Bowl marked the official end of the football season. Now it’s time for college basketball’s turn in the spotlight. Sports fans crazed with football for five months need something to fill the void, and college basketball is a perfect fit. Star players have established themselves, conference races are heating up and March Madness is just around the corner. By Basketball Writer John Marshall. SENT: 900 words, photos.

TOP 25 THIS WEEK

UNDATED _ Duke and Virginia played one of the college basketball season’s most entertaining, high-level games just two weeks ago. The rematch comes Saturday. No. 2 vs. No. 3, Final Four favorites playing with the ACC lead potentially on the line. Find a TV. This one’s going to be good. By Basketball Writer John Marshall. SENT: 750 words, photos.

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