BC-OH–Ohio Sports Digest midnight, OH


The state at midnight. All times EST.

Oskar Garcia, assistant sports editor for the east region of the AP, can be reached at ogarcia@ap.org, or by office phone at 215-446-6632 or cellphone at 702-285-3000. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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HKN–CANADIENS-BLUE JACKETS

COLUMBUS — The Blue Jackets were hosting the Canadiens. SENT: 600 words, photos.

BKN–TIMBERWOLVES-CAVALIERS

CLEVELAND — Following a tumultuous few days, the Cavaliers got back on the floor for their second game under new coach Tyronn Lue as they faced the Minnesota Timberwolves. SENT: 700 words, photos.

WITH:

— BKN–TIMBERWOLVES-GARNETT OUT: Minnesota forward Kevin Garnett is ruled out for the Timberwolves’ game at Cleveland because of a sore right knee.

BKC–PENN STATE-OHIO STATE

COLUMBUS — Penn State was visiting Ohio State. SENT: 600 words, photos.

BKC–RISING BIG EAST

OMAHA, Neb. — The reconfigured Big East was best known for its failures in the NCAA tournament the last two years. With Villanova and Xavier ranked in the top five and the conference posting an impressive non-conference record, the Big East hopes to be a beast when March comes. By Eric Olson. SENT: 700 words, photos.

BKH–HS BOYS POLL

The top teams in the state are ranked in the weekly Associated Press Ohio high school boys basketball poll. List only. SENT. : List only.

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