BC-NC–North Carolina Sports Digest, NC


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MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL:

BKC–NCAA-SOUTH PREVIEW

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Arkansas loves to play at a fast pace and push tempo under Mike Anderson. That could play right into the hands of top-seeded North Carolina in their second-round matchup in the NCAA Tournament’s South Region. That’s part of a Sunday bracket that includes Kentucky against Wichita State in Indianapolis along with UCLA against Cincinnati in Sacramento, California. By Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: 750 words and photos by 7 p.m.

With:

— BKC–NCAA-ARKANSAS-NORTH CAROLINA CAPSULE

— BKC–NCAA-WICHITA ST-KENTUCKY CAPSULE

— BKC–NCAA-CINCINNATI-UCLA CAPSULE

BKC–NCAA-EAST PREVIEW

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Duke guard Grayson Allen soaks in the jeers and just keeps shooting. The Laettner-esque poster boy this season for dirty play in college basketball, Allen looks to lead the second-seeded Blue Devils into the round of 16 for the fourth time in five years when they face No. 7 seed South Carolina. By Pete Iacobelli. UPCOMING, 600 words by 6 p.m.

With:

— BKC–NCAA-SOUTH CAROLINA-DUKE CAPSULE

— BKC–NCAA-BAYLOR-SOUTHERN CAL CAPSULE

NBA:

BKN–WIZARDS_HORNETS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — John Wall and the Wizards take on Kemba Walker and the struggling Hornets. By Steve Reed. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

NHL:

HKN–PREDATORS-HURRICANES

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Nashville Predators visit the Carolina Hurricanes in a cross-conference matchup. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos from 7 p.m. start.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL:

BKW–NCAA-AUSTIN

AUSTIN, Texas — Tucked inside Texas’ dominating win over Central Arkansas was a nasty little stat: 21 turnovers. Cleaning up those problems will be key if the No. 3 Longhorns hope to advance to the Sweet Sixteen for the third consecutive year. The No. 3-seed Longhorns meet No. 6 North Carolina State on Sunday. By Jim Vertuno. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Developing from afternoon team news conferences.

BKW–NCAA-HAMPTON-DUKE

DURHAM, N.C. — Second-seeded Duke plays host to 15th-seeded Hampton in the first round of the Bridgeport Regional. By Joedy McCreary. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos from approx. 9 p.m. start.

BKW–NCAA-OREGON-TEMPLE

DURHAM, N.C. — Temple and Oregon snap lengthy NCAA Tournament droughts when the seventh-seeded Owls and 10th-seeded Ducks meet in the first round of the Bridgeport Regional. By Joedy McCreary. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos from 6:30 p.m. start.

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