BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
MAR 08, 2014 11:43a ET
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Saturday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. All times EST.
- DURHAM, N.C. - No. 4 Duke and No. 14 North Carolina renew the Atlantic Coast Conference's marquee rivalry in the regular-season finale. The Tar Heels can climb to the No. 2 seed in next week's ACC tournament with a win and some help, while the Blue Devils can do no better than the No. 3 seed. Game starts 9 p.m.
- GAINESVILLE, Fla. - No. 1 Florida tries to become the first team in SEC history to go 18-0 in the league's regular season when the Gators host No. 25 Kentucky. Game starts 12 p.m.
- DORAL, Fla. - Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan and Patrick Reed are tied for the lead as the only players under par at the Cadillac Championship after two rounds. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are six behind.
- ST. LOUIS - Second-ranked Wichita State is 32-0 entering a semifinal matchup against Missouri State in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. Missouri State came closest to beating the Shockers, losing in overtime at home in January. Game starts 2:30 p.m.
- LOUISVILLE, Ky. - No. 11 Louisville tries to claim a share of the AAC title against No. 19 Connecticut, which aims to split the series in the regular-season finale for both schools. The game also marks the home finales for four Cardinals seniors including Russ Smith and Luke Hancock. Game starts 2 p.m.
- SAN DIEGO - No. 10 San Diego State, led by Xavier Thames, and No. 21 New Mexico, led by Cameron Bairstow, play for the outright Mountain West Conference title and the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament next week in Las Vegas. The Lobos beat the Aztecs by 14 points two weeks ago in Albuquerque. Game starts 10 p.m.
- COLLEGE PARK, Md. - There will be a packed house, plenty of emotion and no shortage of memories when Maryland plays its final Atlantic Coast Conference home game Sunday against No. 5 Virginia.
- LAS VEGAS - NASCAR is about to find out whether its offseason rules changes will liven up 1.5-mile tracks like the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Everybody is hoping for more passing and better racing Sunday, while Dale Earnhardt Jr. is hoping to extend his outstanding start.
- DALLAS - Mike Modano cried when he left the only franchise he had ever known, and when he retired a year later. So the guy who made hockey cool in Dallas is pretty sure it'll be an emotional night when the Stars raise his No. 9 to the rafters before a game against Minnesota.