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  • Former Tiger Randy Livingston to join coaching staff at LSU

    July 26, 2016 2:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU says former Tiger hoops star Randy Livingston is to join Johnny Jones on the team’s coaching staff. Randy Livingston will join the #LSU basketball staff, @LSUCoachJones announced. pic.twitter.com/MUk6os06tS — LSU Basketball (@LSUBasketball) July 26, 2016 Tigerdroppings reports that Livingston’s career... more »
  • Pelicans choose Hield with 6th overall pick in NBA draft

    June 24, 2016 12:03 AM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Pelicans have selected Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield with the sixth overall pick in Thursday night's NBA draft. Hield, who averaged 25 points per game while leading the Sooners to the Final Four last season, was named an AP All-American and won the prestigious Wooden Award... more »
  • Simmons awaits NBA Draft Day

    June 22, 2016 4:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE – For Ben Simmons, after the one-and-done of college basketball, the moment he has been thinking about for years is finally at hand. The specially designed suit will be put on; he will gather with family and friends, including LSU head coach Johnny Jones at the Barclay’s... more »
  • ESPN adds Craig Sager to NBA Finals coverage for Game 6

    June 15, 2016 12:43 PM

    CLEVELAND - Craig Sager is going to work his first NBA Finals game. The longtime sideline reporter has been added to ESPN's broadcast team for Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. Sager, who has worked for Turner Sports for... more »
  • Warriors beat Cavaliers; 1 win away from repeat

    June 11, 2016 12:20 AM

    CLEVELAND, OH - Stephen Curry scored 38 points and Klay Thompson had 25 to help Golden State to a 108-97 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday night, moving the Warriors within one victory of a second straight championship. After struggling through the... more »
  • Stephen Curry won't be on US Olympic basketball team in Rio

    June 6, 2016 4:26 PM

    Stephen Curry has withdrawn from consideration from the Olympics, leaving the U.S. basketball team without the NBA's MVP. Curry says Monday in a statement that he has decided to pull out for "several factors - including recent ankle and knee injuries." He is the highest-profile absence for the two-time defending... more »
  • 1st grader draws 46 million Facebook video views with dribbling skills

    May 20, 2016 10:11 AM

    BELLE CHASSE - A six-year-old girl from Belle Chasse has captured the nation’s attention as videos of her amazing basketball skills go viral on social media. Jaliyah Manuel’s dribbling skills have garnered millions of views and even captured the attention of the UConn basketball program and a handful of... more »
  • Stephen Curry is 1st unanimous NBA MVP, takes honor again

    May 10, 2016 12:34 PM

    OAKLAND, Calif. - Stephen Curry is the first unanimous NBA MVP, earning the award for the second straight season. The Golden State Warriors superstar is the 11th player in NBA history to be voted MVP in consecutive seasons and the first guard to do so since Steve Nash in... more »
  • Canadian border agents arrest man posing as teen to play high school hoops

    April 21, 2016 4:55 PM

    WINDSOR, Ontario - Officials at the Canadian border have taken an African man, believed to be 30 years old, after he spent the last six months posing as a teenager while attending a Catholic high school so he could play basketball. Jonathon Nicola, who was allowed in the country... more »
  • LSU's Antonio Blakeney opts out of 2016 NBA Draft

    April 19, 2016 2:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU guard Antonio Blakeney has announced that he will not submit his name for information on the upcoming NBA Draft, instead choosing to return for his sophomore season with the Tigers. Blakeney was named to the 2016 SEC All-Freshman team and was also the SEC Freshman... more »
  • Kobe Bryant scores 60 points in final game

    April 14, 2016 6:13 AM

    LOS ANGELES- Kobe Bryant went out absolutely firing in his final game before retirement, giving the Los Angeles Lakers one more dazzling display of offense to close out his 20-year career. And he went out a winner. Scoring 60 points - on 50 shots - Bryant's career came to a... more »
  • Villanova cancels classes after NCAA basketball victory

    April 5, 2016 7:21 AM

    VILLANOVA, PA.- Villanova University has canceled classes Tuesday as students celebrate the men's basketball team's first NCAA championship title since 1985. Police say six people were arrested and 25 people were injured after Kris Jenkins 3-pointer in the final seconds of the title game Monday night propelled the Wildcats over... more »
  • Villanova shoots its way to national championship game

    April 2, 2016 11:18 PM

    HOUSTON - Josh Hart scored 23 points on 10-of-12 shooting and Villanova advanced to the national championship game with a resounding 95-51 victory over Oklahoma on Saturday night. The Wildcats (34-5) will face the winner of the North Carolina-Syracuse game for the title on Monday night. This was the biggest... more »
  • North Carolina cruises to national title game

    April 2, 2016 11:08 PM

    HOUSTON - North Carolina will play in the NCAA Tournament championship game for the 10th time, looking for its sixth championship on Monday night when the Tar Heels face Villanova. Tip-off will be at 8:19 p.m. locally and the game will be televised on TBS. North Carolina cruised to an... more »
  • Spurs beat Pelicans, set NBA record with 38-0 start at home

    March 31, 2016 5:48 AM

    SAN ANTONIO- Manu Ginobili scored 20 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat the injury-depleted New Orleans Pelicans 100-92 on Wednesday night for their NBA-record 38th straight home victory to open a season. San Antonio topped the 37-0 start by the Chicago Bulls during their record 72-victory season in 1995-96.... more »
  • High school basketball coach arrested on molestation charges

    March 18, 2016 12:43 PM

    SLIDELL – Police in Slidell say a high school basketball coach is now facing multiple molestation charges after they say he solicited nude photos and had sex with a student in his classroom. Slidell Police say 34-year-old Raymond Winzy was arrested Thursday on molestation and child porn charges. Winzy... more »
  • President Obama makes his Final 4 picks; Kansas as champs

    March 16, 2016 4:41 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has made his final NCAA Tournament call in office: Rock Chalk, champions. Obama picked Kansas, Texas A&M, North Carolina and Michigan State to all reach the Final Four in a bracket he filled out for ESPN. His choice might be an unpopular one around Kansas,... more »
  • LSU basketball elects to not participate in postseason

    March 13, 2016 7:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Johnny Jones announced Sunday that LSU basketball will not participate in a post season tournament this year. “We will be able to utilize this time to get better and start preparations for next season. We fell short of the mark of getting to the NCAA Tournament;... more »
  • No. 17 Texas A&M Aggies trounce LSU 71-38 in SEC Tournament

    March 12, 2016 3:21 PM

    NASHVILLE - Tonny Trocha-Morales scored 13 points as No. 17 Texas A&M trounced LSU and freshman star Ben Simmons 71-38 on Saturday to reach the Aggies' first conference tournament championship game since 1994. The Aggies (26-7) will play for the Southeastern Conference Tournament title on Sunday after sharing the regular-season... more »
  • Blakeney scores 22, LSU beats Tennessee 84-75 at SEC tourney

    March 11, 2016 5:57 PM

    NASHVILLE - Antonio Blakeney led five Tigers in double figures with 22 points, and No. 4 seed LSU beat 12th-seeded Tennessee 84-75 Friday in the Southeastern Conference Tournament quarterfinals. The Tigers likely need to win this tournament to give freshman star Ben Simmons a chance to play in the NCAA... more »
  • LSU's Ben Simmons named National Freshman of the Year

    March 8, 2016 12:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - USA Today has named LSU basketball's Ben Simmons the 2016 National Freshman of the Year on Tuesday. This is Simmons first national post-season award. “He was consistently dazzling, whether or not it was him taking the ball coast-to-coast and dunking, or a jaw-dropping pass to a... more »
  • Mitchell scores 24 in No. 3 South Carolina's 75-39 victory

    February 28, 2016 6:13 PM

    COLUMBIA - Tiffany Mitchell scored a season-high 24 points and No. 3 South Carolina finished a perfect run through the Southeastern Conference with a dominating 75-3 victory over LSU on Sunday. The Gamecocks (28-1), who wrapped up their third straight regular-season league crown last week, joined the 2011 Tennessee squad... more »
  • Blakeney's career-high 32 leads LSU past Florida, 96-91

    February 27, 2016 11:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Antonio Blakeney scored a career-high 32 points, hitting eight straight free throws in the last 28 seconds, and LSU ended a three-game losing streak with a 96-91 victory over recently struggling Florida on Saturday night. Ben Simmons had 22 points and 11 rebounds for the... more »
  • Anthony Davis scores 59 points, Pelicans top Pistons 111-106

    February 21, 2016 8:39 PM

    AUBURN HILLS - Anthony Davis scored a franchise-record 59 points and added 20 rebounds as the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Detroit Pistons 111-106 on Sunday. The previous club record was 50 points by Jamal Mashburn exactly 13 years earlier against the Grizzlies. Davis went 24 of 34 from the... more »
  • Without its leading scorer, Tennessee trounces LSU 81-65

    February 20, 2016 8:53 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee withstood the absence of its leading scorer and delivered a huge blow to LSU's NCAA Tournament hopes. Armani Moore had 17 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists Saturday as Tennessee won 81-65 over LSU to hand the Tigers their most lopsided loss of the season. Tennessee... more »
  • 5'5" high school junior stuns spectators with monstrous dunk

    February 19, 2016 4:58 PM

    Milwaukee, Wis. - A 5-foot-5 high school junior is making social media waves Friday after he unleashed a truly thunderous dunk over a pair of defenders in a Thursday night game. NY2LA Sports, a college recruiting site, reports the junior guard Melvin Lee attends Riverside University High School in... more »
  • Simmons, Quarterman lead LSU over No. 15 Texas A&M, 76-71

    February 13, 2016 3:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Ben Simmons had 16 points, 11 rebounds, and seven assists, and LSU defeated No. 15 Texas A&M 76-71 on Saturday, dropping the Aggies to their fourth straight loss. Craig Victor scored 16 points and Keith Hornsby added 15 for the Tigers (16-9, 9-3 Southeastern Conference), who remained... more »
  • OKC Thunder assistant coach's wife dies after car accident

    February 11, 2016 5:48 AM

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK.- The wife of Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams has died from injuries suffered in a car crash. Oklahoma City police say Ingrid Williams, the wife of the former New Orleans Pelicans head coach, died Wednesday evening at a hospital. Capt. Paco Valderrama says the 44-year-old's... more »
  • High school basketball star works through tragedy as he leads his team to the top Play Video

    February 10, 2016 9:56 PM

    Baton Rouge - Javonte Smart is now one of the most highly touted sophomore basketball players in the country, but the Scotlandville standout still carries the pain from his father's shooting death in 2006. "Sometimes Javonte wakes up out of his sleep screaming and hollering, crying like he... more »
  • Statue of 'Pistol Pete' clears another hurdle

    February 8, 2016 10:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Athletic Hall-of-Fame gave its approval on building a Pete Maravich statue to honor the hoops legend. Two weeks ago, the LSU revised its policies so a monument to "The Pistol" could be built. Otherwise, Maravich would have been inelgible since he didn't accrue enough... more »
  • Blakeney's 31 points leads LSU past Miss. St., 88-77

    February 6, 2016 9:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Antonio Blakeney scored a career-high 31 points, and LSU moved into sole possession of first place in the Southeastern Conference with an 88-77 victory over struggling Mississippi State on Saturday night. Blakeney, a freshman whose previous single-game high was 22 points, hit 11 of 17 shots, including... more »
  • Movie to show you the side of 'Pistol Pete' you haven't seen Play Video

    February 4, 2016 11:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The story of Pete Maravich has been told a number of times, both on paper and the big screen. A week ago, LSU paved the way for a Maravich statue and now others are moving forward with plans to bring Pete's life to the silver screen again.... more »
  • A Letter from Joe Alleva

    February 4, 2016 2:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Below is a letter from LSU Director of Athletics Joe Alleva addressed to Tiger fans in a Thursday afternoon press release: Dear Tiger Fan, National Signing Day has generated a tremendous amount of energy and excitement within our football program, and I'd like to congratulate... more »
  • Jags basketball sweeps Braves

    January 30, 2016 10:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Adrian Rodgers had 20 points and eight rebounds and Southern beat Alcorn State 75-64 on Saturday night to snap the Braves' five-game winning streak. Alcorn State took a 37-35 lead early in the second half but did not score again for four minutes and trailed 44-39. Southern... more »
  • Pelicans beat Nets 105-103 on Holiday's winning jumper

    January 30, 2016 9:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Jrue Holiday hit a 15-foot shot with 1.3 seconds remaining and the New Orleans Pelicans held off the Brooklyn Nets, 105-103 on Saturday night. New Orleans' Anthony Davis scored 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in his first game back after sitting out with a concussion. Davis... more »
  • Hield, Cousins help No. 1 Oklahoma hold off LSU, 77-75

    January 30, 2016 6:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Buddy Hield made seven of his eight 3-pointers in the second half on his way to a 32-point performance, Isaiah Cousins hit a go-ahead jumper with 4 seconds left and No. 1 Oklahoma overcame a 14-point deficit to escape with a 77-75 victory over LSU on Saturday.... more »
  • Louisiana-Lafayette runs away from Texas State 80-54

    January 29, 2016 2:40 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Shawn Long scored 19 points with 14 rebounds and Louisiana-Lafayette ran away from Texas State 80-54 on Thursday night. Long made 7 of 11 from the field and the Ragin' Cajuns (10-8, 6-3 Sun Belt) shot 51.9 percent. Devonta Walker scored 16 points and Jay Wright added... more »
  • LSU board to revise policy blocking Pete Maravich statue

    January 29, 2016 12:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tiger basketball legend "Pistol" Pete Maravich now qualifies for a statue on LSU's campus as the LSU Board of Supervisors has plans to revise its current policy regarding student-athlete monuments. A statue commemorating an athlete who is widely considered one of the best basketball players of... more »
  • McKinley High holds meeting to discuss basketball team's coaching change Play Video

    January 29, 2016 10:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Officials at McKinley High School called a meeting Friday to talk about a coaching change for the basketball team. A spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Parish school system confirms there was an investigation and that investigation performed by the human resources department is now complete. Details... more »
  • Phelps creates quite a distraction, helps Arizona State

    January 29, 2016 8:00 AM

    TEMPE, AZ- Wearing a tiny swim suit and flashing his abs, Michael Phelps created quite the distraction. The Olympic great, who is working as an assistant swim coach at Arizona State University this year, helped the school's college basketball team on Thursday. Phelps appeared from behind the ASU student section's... more »
  • Sights and sounds: The LSU Tiger Pep Band Play Video

    January 27, 2016 1:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - While you're feasting your eyes on the LSU basketball games, you should feast your ears on the Bengal Brass. The Tigers Pep Band is half the size of the one at the LSU football games, but twice the fun. We sat down with them at the... more »
  • LSU vs. Georgia tonight brings back memories of Kiana Rogers in '15

    January 26, 2016 4:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tuesday night, LSU faces Georgia at the PMAC. The SEC match up marks a year since the last time the teams met in Baton Rouge and created a quick, viral sensation. Kiana Rogers' flash in the pan moment came when ESPN cameras focused on her enthusiasm... more »
  • Quarterman, Simmons lead LSU past Alabama, 72-70

    January 23, 2016 4:24 PM

    TUSCALOOSA - Tim Quarterman hit two free throws and a basket down the stretch and LSU rallied for a 72-70 win over Alabama on Saturday. Quarterman hit two free throws after getting fouled on a fast-break drive with 1:15 left to give LSU a 70-69 lead. He followed up his... more »
  • Texas dispute over nearly $1B Benson estate trust settled

    January 23, 2016 3:29 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - A legal battle in Texas involving New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson and control of a nearly $1 billion family estate trust has been settled. The San Antonio Express-News reports a settlement in the lawsuit involving control of the estate trust was reached Friday. Terms... more »
  • Pelicans expect Gordon to miss 4-6 weeks

    January 20, 2016 12:05 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Pelicans say Eric Gordon is expected to be out for four to six weeks following successful surgery Wednesday morning to repair his fractured right ring finger, which affects his shooting hand. The starting shooting guard was injured during the third quarter of New Orleans'... more »
  • Oregon St suspends Reid minimum 4 games for tripping ref

    January 18, 2016 5:02 PM

    Oregon State has suspended Jarmal Reid at least four games for tripping a referee during Sunday night's loss at Utah. Coach Wayne Tinkle announced the suspension on Monday. Reid also issued a statement apologizing for his actions. Tinkle said Reid's conduct over the next two weeks will determine if additional... more »
  • Gators rally past Tigers 53-45

    January 17, 2016 4:23 PM

    GAINSVILLE, Fla. - Eleanna Christinaki scored 15 points and No. 20 Florida rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat LSU 53-45 on Sunday despite horrendous foul shooting. The Gators (15-3, 3-2 SEC) trailed 38-33 entering the fourth quarter but Ronni Williams made two layups and Christinaki had a 3-pointer... more »
  • Sessions' foul shot lifts No. 2 South Carolina to 59-58 win

    January 17, 2016 4:03 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - A'ja Wilson scored 26 points and Khadijah Sessions hit the game-winning free throw with 0.9 seconds left to keep No. 2 South Carolina undefeated with a 59-58 victory over No. 15 Texas A&M on Sunday. The Gamecocks (17-0, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) held their biggest lead at 55-49... more »
  • Murray's 14 points lead No. 9 Kentucky women over Auburn

    January 17, 2016 3:43 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - Taylor Murray scored a career-high 14 points to lead No. 9 Kentucky to a 54-47 victory over Auburn on Sunday. Murray hit a clutch 3-pointer with 1:40 remaining after Auburn rallied from a 47-37 deficit to pull within 47-45. Kentucky made four of six free throws in... more »
  • Teen drowning victim's basketball number retired Play Video

    January 12, 2016 10:51 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - Basketball fans remembered a fallen player Tuesday night. Malcolm Calloway drowned on Mother's Day last year and during a basketball game at East Iberville High School, the community honored him by retiring his jersey. "Basketball was everything, he liked to hoop," said Calloway's cousin and... more »
  • First of three tough games for Cleveland

    January 12, 2016 10:57 AM

    UNDATED - The NBA Eastern Conference leading Cleveland Cavaliers open a big trip through Texas tonight with a game against the Mavericks. Following this evening's contest the LeBron James led squad is at San Antonio Thursday and then at Houston Friday night. Those three contests will conclude a six-game... more »
  • No. 13 Texas A&M women pull away from LSU 53-35

    January 10, 2016 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Courtney Walker scored 21 points and No. 13 Texas A&M took control in the second half to defeat LSU 53-35 on Sunday. The Aggies (12-4, 2-1 SEC) trailed 8-4 after one quarter and 19-15 at the half but blitzed the Tigers (7-9, 1-2) in the third quarter.... more »
  • Florida beats LSU 68-62 despite big game from Simmons

    January 9, 2016 4:14 PM

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. - John Egbunu scored 13 points, including six in the final 2:08, and Florida beat LSU 68-62 Saturday. Dorian Finney-Smith and Justin Leon added 14 apiece for the Gators (10-5, 2-1 Southeastern Conference), who bounced back from a 14-point loss at Tennessee. Star freshman Ben Simmons... more »
  • High school cancels season for team in assault investigation

    January 7, 2016 11:33 AM

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee high school has canceled its basketball season after three players were charged with raping a teammate in an apparent hazing incident. Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Rick Smith said Wednesday he was taking this "very unusual step" with Ooltewah High School so investigators can do... more »
  • LSU wins at the PMAC Tuesday

    January 5, 2016 11:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU deflated number nine Kentucky at the PMAC Tuesday night. The Tigers' basketball team won 85 to 67 in a back-to-back conference win. LSU beat Vanderbilt on the road January 2nd. "We don't take any wins for granted. It feels great," freshman forward Ben Simmons... more »
  • Ex-Globetrotters star Meadowlark Lemon dies

    December 28, 2015 9:46 AM

    SCOTTSDALE, AZ.- Former Harlem Globetrotters star Meadowlark Lemon has died. He was 83. Globetrotters spokesman Brett Meister said Lemon's wife and daughter confirmed to the team that he died Sunday in Scottsdale, Ariz. Meister did not know the cause of death. Known as the "clown prince" of the barnstorming basketball... more »
  • Davis leads Pelicans past Rockets, 110-108

    December 26, 2015 9:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis had 24 points, 13 rebounds and three blocked shots, Tyreke Evans stole Trevor Ariza's inbound pass in the final seconds, and the New Orleans Pelicans held on for a 110-108 victory over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night. Eric Gordon scored 26 for the Pelicans,... more »
  • Steph Curry named AP Male Athlete of the Year

    December 26, 2015 2:24 PM

    OAKLAND, Calif. - Stephen Curry, whose deft dribbling and long-range shooting led the Golden State Warriors to their first NBA title in 40 years, is The Associated Press 2015 Male Athlete of the Year. Curry finished first in a vote by U.S. editors and news directors, joining LeBron James, Michael... more »
  • Simmons 24 points leads LSU past Oral Roberts, 100-77

    December 19, 2015 8:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Ben Simmons scored 20 of his 24 points in the second half as LSU rolled to a 100-77 non-conference victory over Oral Roberts on Saturday. Simmons, who was 10-of-14 from the field, contributed nine rebounds and seven assists and had a run of 11 consecutive points for... more »
  • Report: Life of 'Pistol' Pete to become another feature film Play Video

    December 15, 2015 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A filmmaker and NBA star are teaming up to put the life of LSU great "Pistol" Pete Maravich on the big screen. It is the second movie about the basketball legend in the last two decades. This time, filmmaker Brett Rapkin will work with NBA All-Star... more »
  • Gray, Jr. scores 11 points in OT; Houston beats LSU 105-98

    December 13, 2015 9:31 PM

    HOUSTON - Rob Gray, Jr. scored 11 of his career-high 31 points in overtime to lead Houston to a 105-98 victory over LSU on Sunday night. Gray was 10 of 19 from the field. Danrad Knowles had 20 points, and Damyean Dotson added 13 points and 10 rebounds for Houston... more »
  • Southern University rolls to 96-69 victory over Ecclesia

    December 13, 2015 9:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Christopher Hyder had 10 points and seven assists and Southern University rolled to a 96-69 victory over Ecclesia on Sunday. Shawn Prudhomme scored 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting with three 3-pointers to lead Southern (7-2), which is 4-0 at home. Adrian Rodgers had 14 points and LaQuentin... more »
  • Southern's Banks returns to Lion country

    December 3, 2015 4:47 PM

    HAMMOND - Friday night's game between Southeastern and Southern University's basketball teams will be a bit of a homecoming for head Jags coach Roman Banks. Banks, currently in his fifth season with the Jaguars (4-1), spent eight seasons on staff with the Lions (2-6) under head coaches Billy Kennedy... more »
  • Kobe Bryant says he will retire at end of 2015-16 season

    November 29, 2015 7:07 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers says he has decided to retire after this season. The 37-year-old Bryant made the announcement in a post on The Players' Tribune on Sunday. The decision was not totally unexpected, given that Bryant has said many times in recent weeks... more »
  • Anthony Davis leads Pelicans past Suns, 120-114

    November 26, 2015 9:06 AM

    PHOENIX- Anthony Davis tipped in a missed shot with 20.6 seconds left for the go-ahead basket and the New Orleans Pelicans pulled away to beat the Phoenix Suns 120-114 on Wednesday night. Davis had 26 points and 17 rebounds and the Pelicans overcame a 17-point first half deficit for their... more »
  • LSU basketball finishes regular season prep with free Friday exhibition game

    November 5, 2015 3:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The nationally-ranked LSU men’s basketball squad will play a last warm-up game for the 2015-16 season Friday night at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, and admission will be free. LSU will take on Southwest Baptist University of Bolivar, Missouri, at 7 p.m. The Tigers are ranked... more »
  • Patrick Wright preparing to call biggest game of season Play Video

    November 4, 2015 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As the LSU women's basketball team got ready for their game Wednesday night, the man who has been calling the plays for years has more than basketball on his mind. Patrick Wright is filling in for Jim Hawthorne Saturday night. Hawthorne will miss his first football... more »
  • Nike opening store with only Michael Jordan items in Chicago

    October 22, 2015 9:14 AM

    CHICAGO- Nike is opening a Michael Jordan-only store in Chicago's Loop this weekend. The new Jordan Brand store opens Saturday. It will sell merchandise with the trademarked Michael Jordan "Jumpman" silhouette. Nike also plans stores in New York, Los Angeles and Toronto featuring the former Chicago Bulls star. Jordan Brand... more »
  • LSU hits the court ahead of Australian exhibition trip

    August 4, 2015 12:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Ahead of their upcoming 2015-16 season, LSU hoops is in the gym readying themselves for a road trip to the Land Down Under that will include five exhibition games. LSU Coach Johnny Jones and his coaching staff put 13 players through their paces for a practice... more »
  • Southern's Broussard not to return as athletic director Play Video

    August 3, 2015 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Southern University announced Monday that Dr. William Broussard will not return as director of athletics. In March, Southern University temporarily reassigned Broussard to the Southern System Presidents office as assistant to the president for institutional advancement. Monday’s announcement makes that assignment permanent. In the official... more »
  • Booking it with Big Baby Play Video

    July 14, 2015 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU alumnus and NBA power forward, Glen Davis, is giving back to the Baton Rouge community. This morning he stopped by 2une In with Kali Johnson to talk to John Pastorek about his mission to challenge children to read. Davis is currently traveling around the area to... more »
  • Victim of basketball shooting remembered by friends, family Play Video

    June 18, 2015 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The mother of 21-year-old Justin Guillory says her son was a quiet person and all he wanted to do was play basketball. That's what he was doing the night he was murdered June 12, outside the Berean Seventh Day Adventist Gym on Osborne Ave. He was... more »
  • Residents react to man gunned down during basketball game Play Video

    June 12, 2015 7:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One man is dead after witnesses told News Two he tried to walk away from an argument. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department Justin Guillory, 21, was shot multiple times outside a gym in the 5100 hundred block of Osborne Avenue. Witnesses said Guillory... more »
  • Victim of basketball brawl shooting identified

    June 12, 2015 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified a man who was shot and killed Thursday night at a gym after an argument erupted during a basketball game and shots were fired. BRPD say 21-year-old Justin Guillory died at the scene of the shooting that happened at around 8:05 p.m. at the... more »
  • "Beat the Heat" campaign Play Video

    June 3, 2015 10:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A former basketball player is planning to help elderly people throughout the state cope with the hot and humid Louisiana summer. James "Big Brown" Joseph is giving out free air conditioning units and fans to those in need. It's part of his "Beat the Heat" campaign. Joseph... more »
  • Rockets hold off Warriors

    May 26, 2015 9:54 AM

    HOUSTON- James Harden scored a playoff career-high 45 points and the Rockets avoided a four-game sweep in the Western Conference finals by downing the Golden State Warriors 128-115. Harden contributed 17 points in the fourth quarter to help Houston avoid a late collapse and extend the series to a fifth... more »
  • Harlem Globetrotter great Marques Haynes dies at 89

    May 22, 2015 3:11 PM

    PHOENIX - Marques Haynes, the Harlem Globetrotters star often called the greatest dribbler in basketball history, has died. He was 89. The Globetrotters said Haynes died Friday in Plano, Texas, of natural causes. Globetrotters CEO Kurt Schneider said "basketball has lost one of its most iconic figures." Haynes made the... more »
  • LSU to host Oklahoma for 2016 hoops matchup

    May 14, 2015 3:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southeastern Conference and Big 12 announced Thursday that Oklahoma will travel to Baton Rouge in 2016 to face LSU. The Tigers and Sooners have met four times in the last 45 years with each side winning two games. This will be the first time the... more »
  • Friends, family fill basketball court to honor drowning victim Play Video

    May 12, 2015 11:31 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - A community remembers a teen for his personality, the love he had for his family and his favorite sport. As night fell on Tuesday, a pick-up game takes over the basketball court where Malcolm Calloway loved to play. "I just played basketball with him the... more »
  • Big Buddy: Get Moving Play Video

    May 11, 2015 10:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE- When she was a basketball player at LSU, Shanece McKinney volunteered extensively with Big Buddy. She even chose the organization for her 400 hour internship during her senior year. Now, she's in her second season in the WNBA, and is continuing to visit with youth in Big Buddy's... more »
  • Pelicans coach says Warriors' arena noise might be too loud

    April 20, 2015 1:30 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Oracle Arena, the rollicking home of the Golden State Warriors, has been considered one of the NBA's loudest arenas for a long time. New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams believes it might too loud. Before Game 2 on Monday, Williams said: "I'm not so sure that the... more »
  • Madison Prep Guard Brandon Sampson signs with LSU Play Video

    April 20, 2015 1:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Madison Prep Guard and top prospect Brandon Sampson, deciding to stay home and sign with LSU basketball. Sampson choosing the Tigers, over St. John's (the original school he committed to), and Oklahoma State. Sampson joins one of the most anticipated freshman signing classes in LSU... more »
  • Pelicans take on Spurs tonight with playoff hopes on the line

    April 15, 2015 5:09 PM

    The last of the two remaining NBA playoff spots will be determined tonight on the final day of the regular season. In the Western Conference, New Orleans and Oklahoma City go into tonight's action tied for the eighth seed in the West. The Pelicans entertain streaking San Antonio, and are... more »
  • Shelly Sterling wins again in court

    April 15, 2015 8:53 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The wife of former Clippers owner Donald Sterling can claim another victory in court. A Los Angeles judge has ruled that Shelly Sterling is owed $2.6 million by a woman her husband showered with gifts. Sterling had claimed that money used to buy V. Stiviano a... more »
  • Frank the Tank, stenographer central: Welcome to Wisconsin

    April 2, 2015 4:07 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Wisconsin has Frank the Tank and Captain America, plus Nigel Hayes and his adorable obsession for stenography. The fun-loving Badgers might be the most tight-knit team at the Final Four. But once coach Bo Ryan whistles practice into session, it's all business for the Badgers. "The Tank" refers... more »
  • LSU's Jordan Mickey entering 2015 NBA Draft

    March 31, 2015 2:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU forward Jordan Mickey announced Tuesday that he will give up his final two years of eligibility to enter the 2015 NBA Draft. LSU said Mickey shared his decision with Coach Johnny Jones and members of the media through a text message. Mickey said in the... more »
  • Midwest and West Regional NCAA hoops action tonight

    March 26, 2015 10:13 AM

    Kentucky continues its push for an unbeaten season and national championship tonight with a Midwest Regional semifinal in Cleveland against West Virginia. In the Mountaineers of coach Bob Huggins, the Wildcats are facing a team that thinks defense first and presses all the time. And for what it's worth, Huggins... more »
  • Pelicans lose to Rockets, drop fourth straight

    March 26, 2015 1:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - James Harden had 25 points and 10 assists, Dwight Howard had seven rebounds and a block on Anthony Davis in his return from a two-month absence, and the Houston Rockets handed New Orleans its fourth straight loss with a 95-93 victory on Wednesday night. Davis had 24... more »
  • No. 11 Miami upsets sixth-seeded Washington 86-80

    March 20, 2015 2:35 PM

    IOWA CITY, IA - Sophomore Adrienne Motley scored 30 points and 11th-seeded Miami beat No. 6 Washington 86-80 on Friday in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament in Iowa City. Jessica Thomas had 19 points and Michelle Woods added 17 for the Hurricanes (20-12), who pulled off the upset... more »

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