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  • UConn partying links twin national title victories Play Video

    April 9, 2014 6:52 AM

    STORRS, CT - Partying on the UConn campus started Monday and regained momentum Tuesday following a second national championship title in less than 24 hours. The women's basketball team beat Notre Dame 79-58 in Nashville, Tenn., on Tuesday, capturing a record ninth national title. The victory came a day after... more »
  • Jazz slip past Pelicans for 100-96 win

    April 4, 2014 10:58 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - Alec Burks and Gordon Hayward each scored 21 points and the Utah Jazz held off the New Orleans Pelicans 100-96 on Friday night to snap a five-game skid. Burks had 12 of his points in the fourth quarter and Hayward added eight final-period points. The Jazz... more »
  • La. Tech hires Tyler Summitt as women's coach

    April 1, 2014 4:46 PM

    RUSTON - Louisiana Tech has hired Tyler Summitt, the son of former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt, to take over the Lady Techsters. The university has scheduled the formal introduction for the 23-year-old Summitt on Wednesday at noon. Summitt will become only the sixth coach of Louisiana Tech's storied women's basketball... more »
  • Police fire pepper spray at students after game Play Video

    March 30, 2014 10:56 AM

    TUCSON, Ariz. - Tucson police say they shot pepper spray at several hundred fans who took to the streets and threw beer bottles and firecrackers at officers after the University of Arizona basketball team's overtime loss in the NCAA tournament. Tucson police Sgt. Pete Dugan says there were no immediate... more »
  • Davis (ankle) misses game vs Spurs

    March 29, 2014 7:46 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - Pelicans forward Anthony Davis is not playing against the San Antonio Spurs because of a left ankle injury. Davis injured the ankle 4 minutes into New Orleans' home game against the Utah Jazz on Friday night. Alexis Ajinca is scheduled to start in Davis' place on Saturday... more »
  • LSU dunked by SMU

    March 24, 2014 10:19 PM

    DALLAS - LSU's Johnny O'Bryant III led the Tigers in the team's game against SMU, but were not able to defeat the Mustangs. Nic Moore and Nick Russell each scored 16 points as SMU rallied from a 10-point first-half deficit to defeat LSU 80-67 on Monday night. Now, SMU... more »
  • Lawsuit seeks to end NCAA's 'unlawful cartel'

    March 17, 2014 1:07 PM

    NEWARK, N.J. - A new federal lawsuit claims the National Collegiate Athletic Association should allow college football and basketball players to get some of the money they make for their schools. The suit filed Monday in Newark comes on the eve of the NCAA men's Division I basketball tournament, its... more »
  • Natchitoches Central tops Scotlandville in 5A State Title

    March 14, 2014 11:11 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - Cameron Lard scored 22 points and Natchitoches Central dethroned two-time defending state champion Scotlandville 60-53 in the Class 5A state championship game Friday night. Lard scored eight points during a decisive 12-4 second-half run that gave the Chiefs (31-3) the lead for good after Scotlandville tied the... more »
  • Johnny O'Bryant leads Tigers SEC hoops award winners

    March 11, 2014 10:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Johnny O'Bryant became the 9th player in LSU history to earn back-to-back all SEC 1st team basketball honors on Tuesday, one of three LSU players to earn an award from the league office. Jordan Mickey earned all SEC defensive honors and Mickey and Jarell Martin were... more »
  • Jags basketball will play in SWAC tourney

    March 1, 2014 12:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A ruling from the Southwestern Athletic Conference will allow the Southern University men's and women's basketball will be allowed to play in the SWAC tournament. This comes after the decision earlier this week from the NCAA to ban the Jaguars from postseason play. The SWAC... more »
  • Gordon: Current Pelicans squad deserves more time

    February 18, 2014 6:34 PM

    METAIRIE - Eric Gordon says it would be premature to break up the team that Pelicans general manager Dell Demps and coach Monty Williams put together for this season. The NBA trade deadline is Thursday. And with 30 games left, New Orleans (23-29) is 7 1/2 games out of the... more »
  • Welch helps #5 South Carolina top #19 LSU in Baton Rouge

    February 16, 2014 9:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tiffany Mitchell and Aleighsa Welch each scored 19 points to help No. 5 South Carolina stay on top of the SEC with a 73-57 win over 19th-ranked LSU on Sunday. The victory was the first for South Carolina (23-2, 11-1 SEC) in Baton Rouge since Jan. 15,... more »
  • Louisiana high school prep scores

    February 7, 2014 9:23 PM

    Boys Basketball Atlanta 80, Jonesville Central 13 Ben Franklin 53, Easton 52, OT Bishop McManus Academy 34, Grand Isle 32 Bossier 64, Green Oaks 40 Centerville 61, Maurepas 41 Clark 91, Reed 55 Loyola College Prep 54, North DeSoto 35 Plainview 84, St. Joseph 49 Scotlandville 74, Walker 36 St.... more »
  • LSU falls on the road to Georgia, 91-78

    February 6, 2014 9:36 PM

    ATHENS, Ga. - Nemanja Djurisic scored 17 points and Georgia never trailed while snapping a three-game losing streak with its 91-78 win over Louisiana State on Thursday night. Charles Mann had 16 points and Marcus Thornton had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Georgia (11-10, 5-4 Southeastern Conference). LSU's Johnny... more »
  • O'Bryant, Pool claim LSWA weekly honors

    February 4, 2014 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Johnny O'Bryant from LSU and Southeastern Louisiana's Nanna Pool have been named the LSWA Men's and Women's basketball Players of the Week by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. O'Bryant becomes the second LSU men's basketball player to receive the honor this season, joining Jarell Martin who was... more »
  • O'Bryant III, Mickey take SEC honors

    February 3, 2014 12:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The SEC has honored LSU forwards Johnny O'Bryant III and Jordan Mickey after the Tiger basketball team's wins over Kentucky and Arkansas. O'Bryant earned SEC Player of the Week honors and Mickey was named SEC Freshman of the Week for the third time this season. ... more »
  • Mickey registers double-double in LSU win over Arkansas, 88-74

    February 1, 2014 9:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Jordan Mickey had 22 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks, and LSU led throughout in an 88-74 victory over Arkansas on Saturday night. Johnny O'Bryant III had 23 points and nine rebounds for the Tigers (14-6, 5-3 Southeastern Conference), who've now led wire-to-wire in two straight games,... more »
  • Godfrey leads Southern past Alcorn, 62-54

    February 1, 2014 9:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Calvin Godfrey scored 17 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead Southern to a 62-54 win over Alcorn State on Saturday. Malcolm Miller added 11 points and YonDarius Johnson 10 for the Jaguars (12-10, 8-1 Southwest Athletic Conference), who limited Alcorn State to 30.4 percent shooting. Octavious... more »
  • LSU Women's Basketball Holds off Ole Miss, Beats Rebels

    January 26, 2014 3:41 PM

    OXFORD, MISS. (AP) - Theresa Plaisance scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as No. 15 LSU held Mississippi without a point over the final three-and-a-half minutes of the game to secure a 66-56 win on Sunday. Diara Moore's two free throws with 3:44 left to play cut the LSU... more »
  • Southern Men's, Women's Hoops Score Wins Over Alabama A&M

    January 25, 2014 11:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University's men's and women's basketball teams kept ahead of the pace in the SWAC as both scored wins over Alabama A&M on Saturday. The Jaguars women's team started things off with a dominating 81-59 win over the Lady Bulldogs. At one point, the Jags... more »
  • LSU Basketball Rallies, Falls at Alabama

    January 25, 2014 11:01 PM

    TUSCALOOSA, AL - The LSU men's basketball team rallied from 19 points down to take the lead against Alabama, but faltered late as they lost 82-80 Saturday night. The Tigers have now lost 9 straight times in Tuscaloosa, although this was possibly the Tigers best chance to win during... more »
  • Tigers back on right track, win 81-58

    January 18, 2014 9:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A dominating performance both on offense and defensively helped the LSU Tigers to a strong Southeastern Conference win, 81-58, over the Vanderbilt Commodores Saturday night at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. The win upped LSU's record to 11-5 and 2-2 in the SEC, while Vanderbilt dropped... more »
  • Bomb threats cause MVSU games to be relocated

    January 18, 2014 2:42 PM

    ITTA BENA, Ms. - Two bomb threats at Mississippi Valley State University last week have prompted school officials to close the campus until Tuesday, evacuating students and moving Saturday's men's and women's basketball games against Alcorn State to Lorman, Miss. Monday's men's and women's games between MVSU and Southern have... more »
  • Dunham boys hoops holds off Episcopal for 75-70 win Play Video

    January 17, 2014 11:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In high school boys basketball, Dunham survived a close game at Episcopal and stayed undefeated in district 6-2A with a 75-70 win. These two teams came in ranked in the top four of the LHSAA power rankings with the Tigers at #3 and the Knights ranked... more »
  • #14 LSU Women's Hoops Wins Big Over Missouri

    January 16, 2014 11:27 PM

    COLUMBIA, MO - The LSU women's team made it back-to-back SEC wins as they beat Missouri on the road Thursday night 87-68. The Tigers were led by Jeanne Kenney, who scored 30 points and grabbed five rebounds. LSU now moves to an overall record of 14-3 (3-1 SEC)... more »
  • LSU hoops falls to Ole Miss in OT

    January 15, 2014 10:59 PM

    OXFORD, MS - The LSU Tigers watched a late lead slip away at Ole Miss in regulation, and Rebels guard Marshall Henderson provided his usual flair as the Tigers lost to the Rebels 88-74 in overtime. Henderson had 19 of his 25 points in the second half and overtime,... more »
  • Hoping to contain Marshall Henderson Play Video

    January 15, 2014 6:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers get ready to face off against the Ole Miss Rebels and their prolific shooter Marshall Henderson. While the sharp-shooter may be hard to contain on the perimeter, he's shown a knack for turning the ball over or, simply, missing shots inside the arc.... more »
  • LSU hoping lineup changes continue to pay off

    January 13, 2014 11:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU men's basketball team ended a two-game losing streak by beating South Carolina Saturday, 71-68. While it's tough giving up a starting lineup spot, the case could be made it's even harder to do for the State of Louisiana Mr. Basketball last year and a... more »
  • Monday night's Louisiana prep basketball scores

    January 13, 2014 11:02 PM

    BOYS BASKETBALL Jennings 58, Kaplan 43 Lafayette 62, Sulphur 42 Live Oak 45, Broadmoor 39 Midland 61, Elizabeth 55 North Vermilion 64, Westminster Christian 40 GIRLS BASKETBALL Carencro 60, Comeaux 53 Midland 50, Elizabeth 48 New Iberia 53, Acadiana 40 St. Amant 49, East Ascension 29 Sulphur 36,... more »
  • Jags Coach Banks Calls Malcolm Miller POY Candidate Play Video

    January 12, 2014 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Following Malcom Miller's 19 point performance against Grambling State on Saturday night, Jaguars Head Coach Roman Banks called Miller a SWAC Player of the Year candidate. "Unfortunately he got off to a slow start but he's starting to find his rhythm some," Banks said in his post... more »
  • LSU women's hoops bounces back with win over Florida

    January 12, 2014 6:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU women's basketball team defeated Florida 82-68 Sunday afternoon as the Tigers bounced back from a loss last week. Theresa Plaisance led the Tigers with 19 points and Danielle Ballard chipped in 14 points to go with 12 rebounds, as the Tigers never trailed in... more »
  • LSU downs South Carolina for first SEC win, 71-68

    January 11, 2014 2:20 PM

    COLUMBIA, SC - The LSU basketball team ended their two-game losing streak with a 71-68 win over the South Carolina Gamecocks Saturday afternoon. Freshman forward Jarell Martin came off the bench to score 18 points and grab eight rebounds for the Tigers. Jordan Mickey and Johnny O'Bryant III... more »
  • Nowitzki leads Mavs past Pelicans, 107-90

    January 10, 2014 10:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points, Monta Ellis added 23 and the Dallas Mavericks sent the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans to their fourth straight loss, 107-90 on Friday night. Vince Carter added 14 points and Jae Crowder 12 for Dallas, which never trailed. The Mavericks led by as... more »
  • Surprising first week shakes up SEC race

    January 8, 2014 2:18 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tn. - A surprising first week of competition in the Southeastern Conference women's basketball team has left the league with no obvious front-runner. Tennessee and Kentucky, who have combined to win the conference's last four regular-season titles, lost their SEC home openers. Tennessee, the defending league champion, fell 80-77... more »
  • #16 LSU stymies Tulane, 63-35

    January 5, 2014 5:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Reigning Southeastern Conference scoring champion Theresa Plaisance, playing in her hometown, scored 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to power No. 16 Louisiana State to a 63-35 win over Tulane Sunday afternoon. Coming off an 80-77 win at No. 5 Tennessee Thursday, LSU (12-2, 1-0 SEC) has... more »
  • McNeese St beats SE Louisiana 69-60

    January 2, 2014 10:49 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - Kevin Hardy scored 17 points, grabbed nine rebounds and handed out seven assists as McNeese State beat Southeastern Louisiana 69-60 on Thursday. Hardy's back-to-back second half dunks awakened the crowd and put McNeese State up 54-46 with 7:20 remaining. McNeese State (3-10, 1-0 Southland) got 15 points... more »
  • Police: boy played basketball, shopped after killing mother Play Video

    January 2, 2014 9:26 PM

    WALKER - A teenager, accused of killing his mother, lived his life like nothing happened for three days after the crime police said Thursday. Eddie Island was charged with the murder of his mother, Tamila Wooley, 34. Her body was found New Year's Day. Police believe she was killed... more »
  • #16 Lady Tigers pull off 80-77 upset over #5 Tennessee

    January 2, 2014 8:27 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tn. - The LSU Lady Tigers pulled off the 80-77 upset win over fifth-ranked Tennessee Thursday night. The game was the SEC opener for both schools. The win is the first for the program over the Lady Vols under former Tennessee player, and now LSU women's head... more »
  • Southern defends Monday's 104-point win Play Video

    December 31, 2013 7:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern basketball woke up today to criticism from several national media outlets questioning why the Jaguars scheduled, then beat Champion Baptist College by 104 points Monday night. Some of that criticism even came from CBC's own head coach Eric Capaci, who questioned why Southern would keep... more »
  • Southern sets NCAA record vs Champion Baptist

    December 30, 2013 10:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern set an NCAA record by scoring the first 44 points of the game en route to a 116-12 rout of Champion Baptist College on Monday. The Jaguars (4-9) broke the all-divisions record that used to be held when Seton Hall scored the first 34 points against... more »
  • LSU vs Rhode Island game moved to 4:30pm

    December 30, 2013 4:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU has released a statement indicating Saturday's men's basketball game against Rhode Island has been moved to 4:30pm. The Tigers were originally supposed to tipoff at 7pm. The move was made in order for LSU and Saints fans to watch both games, as New Orleans'... more »
  • Rockets rally to get past Pelicans 107-98

    December 28, 2013 11:10 PM

    HOUSTON - Dwight Howard had 24 points and 17 rebounds, and James Harden scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter in the Houston Rockets' 107-98 comeback victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night. Chandler Parson added 19 points and seven rebounds, and Terrence Jones had... more »
  • LSU knocks off McNeese St, 79-52

    December 28, 2013 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Jarell Martin got his first double-double of the season while carrying LSU to a 79-52 victory Saturday against McNeese State in a non-conference game. Martin finished with 14 points and a season-high 10 rebounds. He knocked down a pair of 3-pointers and made all four of his... more »
  • Tigers back on the floor vs McNeese State Play Video

    December 28, 2013 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers(8-2) took a week off before getting ready to match up against the McNeese State Cowboys(2-9). However, the break doesn't always mean rust upon return to the court . The Bayou Bengals believe they need to keep moving forward, even though they're only... more »
  • LeBron wins AP Male Athlete of the Year

    December 26, 2013 10:38 AM

    MIAMI, Fl. - LeBron James of the Miami Heat is The Associated Press' 2013 Male Athlete of the Year, becoming the third basketball player to capture the award in its 83-year history. James received 31 of the 96 votes cast in a polling of news organizations. Peyton Manning got 20... more »
  • Southern falls to #12 Baylor, 81-56

    December 22, 2013 10:54 PM

    WACO, Tx - Isaiah Austin had 14 points and 10 rebounds as No. 12 Baylor won its 10th straight home game, beating Southern University 81-56 on Sunday. Austin had his first double-double of the season while leading five players in double-figure scoring for the Bears (10-1). Brady Heslip had 13... more »
  • #12 LSU women fall at NC State, 89-79

    December 20, 2013 8:11 PM

    RALEIGH, NC - The LSU women(9-2) had their seven-game win streak snapped Friday night, with a 89-79 loss at North Carolina State. The game was their final contest before a ten-day break for the holidays. Theresa Plaisance led all Lady Tiger scores with 18 points and also added... more »
  • LSU offering $20 holiday ticket packages for women's games

    December 6, 2013 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A special $20 package to see four LSU women's basketball home games this holiday season is now on sale at www.LSUtix.net. The $20 holiday package includes a 200-level reserved seat to the following four games: Jackson State (Dec. 30), Texas A&M (Jan. 9), Florida (Jan. 12)... more »
  • Ole Miss falls to Kansas St. in Big12-SEC Challenge

    December 5, 2013 10:57 PM

    MANHATTAN, KS. - Marcus Foster and Thomas Gipson scored 15 points each to lead Kansas State, and Marshall Henderson's go-ahead 3-point try with 2 seconds left missed everything, allowing the Wildcats to hang on for a 61-58 victory over Mississippi Thursday night. Wesley Iwundu added 10 points, including a free... more »
  • Louisiana high school basketball scores

    December 5, 2013 8:49 PM

    BOYS BASKETBALL Brusly Tournament Dutchtown 55, Madison Prep 51 White Castle 71, East Iberville 29 Cedar Creek Tournament Choudrant 42, West Ouachita 26 Elton Tournament St. Edmund Catholic 75, Kinder 53 Glenmora Tournament Rapides 75, Hicks 43 Haughton Tournament Minden 68, Lakeside 53 Holy Cross Tournment St. Augustine 65,... more »
  • Delta bumps passengers for UF men's basketball team

    December 3, 2013 8:39 AM

    GAINESVILLE, Fla.- On one of the busiest flying days of the year, Delta Air Lines canceled an Atlanta-bound commercial flight from Gainesville Regional Airport to accommodate the University of Florida men's basketball team. The team's charter plane was grounded Sunday afternoon by maintenance issues. The team was heading to Storrs,... more »
  • Holiday lifts Pelicans in 3OT win over Bulls

    December 3, 2013 6:34 AM

    CHICAGO- Jrue Holiday made a three-point play with 2.6 seconds remaining in the third overtime Monday night, giving the New Orleans Pelicans a 131-128 victory over the Chicago Bulls. Holiday had 19 points and 12 assists for the Pelicans. He made an 18-footer with 3.9 seconds remaining in regulation to... more »
  • LSU defeats SE Louisiana 89-66

    November 22, 2013 10:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Johnny O'Bryant scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as LSU defeated Southeastern Louisiana 89-66 in a non-conference game Friday. O'Bryant, who registered the 20th double-double of his career, was 4-of-8 from the field and made 10 of 12 free throw attempts. The 10 made foul shots... more »
  • UALR edges Southern in OT, 85-82

    November 22, 2013 10:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Will Neighbour came off the bench to score a game-high 23 points and 14 rebounds to lead the University of Arkansas Little Rock to an 85-82 defeat of Southern University in overtime Friday night. Neighbour went 8 of 15 from the field and 7 of 9 from... more »
  • Davis leads Pelicans past Jazz 105-98

    November 21, 2013 9:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Anthony Davis had 22 points, nine rebounds and eight blocks, and the New Orleans Pelicans won their second straight game, 105-98 over the struggling Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. Ryan Anderson added 14 of his 19 points in the second half to help the Pelicans pull away in... more »
  • LSU balance, defense too much for Hampton

    November 20, 2013 10:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Senior forward Theresa Plaisance recorded a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds as the 15th-ranked LSU women's basketball team bounced back from its first loss of the season with an impressive 73-54 win over previously unbeaten Hampton on Wednesday night in the Maravich Center. The... more »
  • Coach accused of biting player

    November 18, 2013 8:27 PM

    CARTHAGE, MISS. - Accused of biting a player in the face, a girls' high school basketball coach with more than 1,200 career wins has resigned. Doyle Wolverton, reports the Neshoba Democrat, coached at Leake Academy in Madden for 38 years. By one count, Wolverton is the second-winningest coach in high... more »
  • #5 Louisville routs #14 LSU, 88-67

    November 14, 2013 10:38 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Asia Taylor scored 23 points and No. 5 Louisville held No. 14 LSU scoreless for 5:35 during a 21-0 second-half run en route to an 88-67 rout of the Tigers in Thursday night's semifinal of the preseason WNIT. Leading 40-38 early in the second half, the Cardinals... more »
  • Scammer taking advantage of deaf students Play Video

    November 14, 2013 8:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Con artists are taking advantage of people with disabilities. The Louisiana School for the Deaf said at least one person is attempting to con people into donating money to a basketball team for the deaf. The school says over a two year period, and as recent... more »
  • Blackmon is Hoosiers' newest big recruiting prize

    November 14, 2013 8:49 AM

    INDIANAPOLIS- James Blackmon Jr. wanted one more look around the college basketball world before confirming his original notion. His first choice was his best choice. Almost three months after reopening his college search, 6-foot-2 shooting guard recommitted to Indiana and says he will end any lingering doubts about his future... more »
  • Southern falls to Tulane, 79-73

    November 13, 2013 9:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars men's basketball team has fallen to 0-3 to start the new season, with a 79-73 defeat at home to the Tulane Green Wave. Freshman point guard, and head coach Roman Banks' son, Trelun Banks led all Jaguar scores with 21 points in his... more »
  • O'Bryant, Hickey named to All-SEC preseason teams

    November 8, 2013 11:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's Johnny O'Bryant III and Anthony Hickey were named to All-SEC preseason basketball teams by the league coaches. O'Bryant III was named to the first team and Hickey was selected for the second team. O'Bryant III was a first-team All-SEC player last year. Hickey made... more »
  • Parker leads Spurs to hectic win over Suns

    November 7, 2013 8:55 AM

    SAN ANTONIO- Tony Parker scored 15 of San Antonio's final 16 points and the Spurs withstood a hectic finish to beat the Phoenix Suns 99-96 on Wednesday night. Parker scored 20 overall, Danny Green had 19 points, Tim Duncan added 17 points and Boris Diaw 11 points for San Antonio... more »
  • LSU pounds Xavier(NO) in exhibition, 80-45

    November 6, 2013 9:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The new and 'old' Tigers meshed together to get the season rolling for LSU in a 80-45 blowout win over Xavier(New Orleans). Jordan Mickey and Jarell Martin impressed fans with dunks galore in the first half; Mickey finished with 12 points, eight blocks, and six rebounds,... more »
  • LSU women picked third in SEC

    November 5, 2013 11:26 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The LSU women's basketball team has been picked to finish third in the Southeastern Conference in a poll of SEC coaches. Tennessee is the top pick, getting 11 of 14 first place votes. They are the defending regular season champs. Kentucky was picked second and... more »
  • LSU hosts Tennessee Temple in free exhibition

    October 30, 2013 9:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Fans get their first look at the 2013-14 LSU women's basketball team Wednesday as the No. 17 Lady Tigers host Tennessee Temple in a free exhibition game in the PMAC. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. LSU went 3-1 in an exhibition tour of Spain in August.... more »
  • LSU basketball programs optimistic at media day Play Video

    October 28, 2013 7:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU football team may be on their bye week, but the basketball programs are just getting started in preparation for their 2013 seasons. The men's and women's teams were made available to media today at the Pete Maravich Center, and the expectations for LSU this... more »
  • Ole Miss plans $100 million for basketball complex

    October 17, 2013 12:07 PM

    JACKSON - Ole Miss is planning a new basketball arena and parking garage that would cost up to $100 million. The Ole Miss Athletic Foundation plans to borrow almost $80 million for the project. The College Board approved plans today for the university to lease over 8 acres on... more »
  • Tickets for LSU basketball go on sale

    October 10, 2013 9:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU begins selling tickets for its men's and women's basketball teams' upcoming seasons. The Lady Tigers' first regular-season home game is on Nov. 8 in the WNIT and the Sue Gunter Classic. The men's team plays its first home game on Nov. 16 against Northwestern State University. Tickets... more »
  • Knicks beats Celtics 103-102 in preseason

    October 10, 2013 9:05 AM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Tim Hardaway Jr. didn't take long to acclimate to life in the pros. The rookie scored 10 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter, including the go-ahead basket with 8.2 seconds to play, to lead the New York Knicks to a 103-102 preseason victory over the Boston... more »
  • NCAA women's tourney returning to Baton Rouge

    October 9, 2013 8:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's Pete Maravich Assembly Center has been selected as an early round host site for the 2014 women's NCAA tournament. This will mark the third-straight season Baton Rouge has hosted first- and second-round games. The tournament's first two rounds will be played at 16 sites around the... more »
  • NBA to install motion cameras in every arena

    September 5, 2013 2:16 PM

    The NBA will install motion-tracking cameras in every arena this season. The cameras will monitor player movement and help teams and players get even more detailed analysis of the action on the court. It's the next step in a partnership between the league and STATS that began in 2009. The... more »
  • Southeastern to open hoops schedule at Mizzou

    August 17, 2013 4:05 PM

    HAMMOND, La. - The Southeastern Louisiana men's basketball team, on the road to open the 2013-14 season, will face the Missouri Tigers, Nov. 8, in its first game of the season. It marks the first meeting on the hardwood between the two schools and will be the third-consecutive season... more »
  • Pelicans to play pre-season game at Rupp Arena

    July 31, 2013 4:39 PM

    LEXINGTON - The NBA's Washington Wizards and New Orleans Pelicans will play a pre-season game in Rupp Arena on October 19th at 7:00 p.m., the Bluegrass Sports Commission (BSC) and Global Sports Management (GSM) announced today. The game will feature three former UK players, Anthony Davis and Darius Miller from... more »
  • Southern's Banks recognized as Louisiana's top college coach in 2013

    July 29, 2013 11:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Roman Banks, from Southern University, has been named the Outstanding College Coach of the Year for the State of Louisiana and Archbishop Rummel's Jay Roth, has been selected as the Outstanding Prep Coach of the Year for Louisiana. Both coaches will be recognized at the Greater New... more »
  • AP Source: F Aminu to re-sign with Pelicans

    July 6, 2013 12:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A person familiar with the situation says forward Al-Farouq Aminu has agreed to a 1-year extension with the New Orleans Pelicans. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because NBA rules prevent the deal from becoming official until July 10. The extension... more »
  • Celtics hire Brad Stephens as new head coach

    July 3, 2013 4:53 PM

    BOSTON - The Boston Celtics announced today that they have come to an agreement with Brad Stevens to be the 17th head coach of the team. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not announced. Stevens, age 36, has served for the past six years as the head... more »
  • NCAA gives Baylor's Mulkey one-game suspension

    July 2, 2013 1:31 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA has given Baylor women's basketball coach Kim Mulkey a one-game suspension for criticizing the officiating following her team's loss to Louisville in the national championship tournament earlier this year. The NCAA also issued a public reprimand Tuesday and said it was withholding Baylor's team championship per... more »
  • Women's quarters on tap

    July 2, 2013 10:20 AM

    LONDON - Less than 24 hours after knocking top-seed and defending champ Serena Williams out of Wimbledon, Sabine Lisicki made quick work of Kaia Kanepi 6-3, 6-3 in 61 minutes. The 23rd-seeded Lisicki advanced to her second Wimbledon semifinal, where she'll play the winner of a quarterfinal between No. 4... more »
  • Cavs take Bennett with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

    June 27, 2013 7:01 PM

    NEW YORK - The Cleveland Cavaliers have selected UNLV freshman Anthony Bennett with the No. 1 pick, a surprising start to the NBA draft. The Cavaliers passed on big men Nerlens Noel and Alex Len in favor of the forward who has starred for Canada's junior national teams and was... more »
  • Demps: Pelicans have many options on draft day

    June 26, 2013 12:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps says he wants to maintain a "poker face" and give away as little as possible regarding his club's intentions heading into Thursday night's NBA Draft. The Pelicans- formerly called the Hornets - hold the sixth overall pick and have no... more »
  • Alabama forward no longer with the Crimson Tide

    June 24, 2013 4:12 PM

    TUSCALOOSA, Al. - Alabama basketball player Devonta Pollard has decided to withdraw from school after his arrest in connection to a child's kidnapping. Crimson Tide coach Anthony Grant said Monday that Pollard decided he needed to withdraw "so that he can be closer to his family during this difficult time."... more »
  • Heat celebrate with parade through downtown Miami

    June 24, 2013 10:32 AM

    MIAMI - The parade honoring the NBA champion Miami Heat is underway. With Chris Bosh holding the NBA championship trophy and LeBron James standing atop a double-decker bus with a cigar in his mouth, the Heat began making their way through a downtown Miami route late Monday morning. It's the... more »

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