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  • LSU to revamp concession stands at all athletic venues

    July 25, 2017 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fans can expect a new experience at concession stands during future LSU sporting events. According to the LSU Athletics Department, the school has partnered with Aramark to provide food and beverage services at all athletic facilities on campus. Athletic Director Joe Alleva said the new partnership... more »
  • Three LSU basketball players accused of shooting at people with paintball guns

    June 28, 2017 10:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three LSU basketball players received summons after reportedly shooting at people walking on campus with paintball guns. Galen Alexander, Mayan Kiir, and Wayde Sims were issued summons by LSUPD on June 16, according to LSUPD. According to LSU newspaper The Reveille , officers responded to a... more »
  • Program teaches responsibility on and off basketball court

    June 11, 2017 11:55 AM

    GREENWOOD, Miss. - Basketball and motivational speeches are teaching responsibility to some teens and pre-teens in Mississippi. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that a few dozen boys ages 10 to 15 are taking part in a program that started in March at the Greenwood Community and Recreation Center. ... more »
  • Who is Louisiana's favorite NBA finals player?

    June 7, 2017 5:07 PM

    The Warriors and Cavaliers may battling it out in the NBA Finals, but Stephen Curry and Lebron James aren't the most popular players this year. Analysts over at CableTV have released a map which shows the most popular NBA Finals player in each state. According to the site, it... more »
  • Police: Racial slur sprayed on LeBron James' Los Angeles home

    May 31, 2017 1:46 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Police are investigating after someone spray painted a racial slur on the front gate of Lebron James' home in Los Angeles on the eve of the NBA Finals. It happened Wednesday morning in the Brentwood neighborhood. Capt. Patricia Sandoval, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department,... more »
  • Shaquille O'Neal says he'll run for sheriff in 2020

    May 9, 2017 3:46 PM

    NBA Hall of Famer and LSU alumnus Shaquille O'Neal says he's considering a run for sheriff in 2020. Although he didn't clarify to WXIA where he would enter a sheriff race, the 2000 NBA MVP holds residency in Florida and Georgia. "This is not about politics for me.... more »
  • LSU top scorer Blakeney entering NBA draft

    April 12, 2017 7:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU guard and leading scorer Antonio Blakeney says he's declaring for this summer's NBA draft after two seasons with the Tigers. Blakeney, who announced his decision in a written statement released by LSU on Tuesday night, leaves the Tigers shortly after the hiring of coach Will Wade.... more »
  • Roman Banks appointed as SUS Director of Athletics

    March 31, 2017 4:02 PM

    LORANGER – Roman Banks is the new director of athletics for the Southern University System, the university announced Friday. The SUS Board approved the appointment Friday, removing the interim title from Banks’ position that he has held for 18 months. Banks also serves as the head coach for the... more »
  • LSU introduces Will Wade as new men's basketball coach Play Video

    March 22, 2017 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU officially introduced newly hired men’s basketball coach Will Wade Wednesday afternoon. Wade left VCU to take over the LSU team after guiding the Rams to the NCAA Tournament in both his seasons as coach. "Will Wade is a smart, energetic, and skilled individual," LSU athletic... more »
  • Mishap forces Michigan college team's plane off runway

    March 8, 2017 4:30 PM

    YPSILANTI, Mich. - The plane carrying the Michigan men's basketball team slid off a runway during an aborted takeoff Wednesday, causing extensive damage. The team said everyone aboard was safe. Team spokesman Tom Wywrot emailed reporters describing the incident at Willow Run Airport, about 15 miles from the campus in... more »
  • SU Lady Jags come up short in 63-59 loss

    March 4, 2017 9:31 PM

    Southern University women’s basketball erased an 11-point fourth quarter deficit before falling to Arkansas-Pine Bluff 63-59 Saturday night in the H.O. Clemmons Arena. Sophomore guard Skylar O’Bear scored 21 points and junior forward Briana Green added 20 points and eight rebounds but it wasn’t enough to prevent SU from... more »
  • Tigers fall 88-76 in regular season finale

    March 4, 2017 8:55 PM

    STARKVILLE, Miss. - LSU fell in the regular season finale Saturday night, 88-76, at Humphrey Coliseum to Mississippi State. Skylar Mays led LSU in scoring with 15 points as all five Tiger starters were in double figures. Mays also led the team in steals with four. Quinndary Weatherspoon... more »
  • Last-second free throws lift Georgia past LSU, 82-80

    February 25, 2017 10:43 PM

    ATHENS, Ga. - J.J. Frazier scored 29 points, including two free throws with 1.6 seconds remaining that lifted Georgia to an 82-80 win over Louisiana State on Saturday night, giving the Tigers their school-record 15th consecutive loss. Georgia (17-12, 8-8 Southeastern Conference) led by 17 points in the first half... more »
  • Johnson, Auburn drop LSU to 14th straight loss, 98-75

    February 21, 2017 10:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Ronnie Johnson scored 17 points and Auburn snapped a three-game skid with a 98-75 victory over reeling LSU on Tuesday night. LSU (9-18, 1-14 Southeastern Conference) tied a school record with its 14th straight loss. LSU allowed 90 points for the 10th time this season as coach... more »
  • NBA All-Star game spotlights NOLA as LGBT oasis in the South

    February 14, 2017 7:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans has long enjoyed a reputation as a welcoming place for the lesbian and gay community. That reputation will be on display when the city hosts the NBA All-Star game next weekend. The game was awarded to New Orleans after the league decided to pull it... more »
  • Gilder, Williams lead Texas A&M to 85-73 win over LSU

    February 4, 2017 11:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Admon Gilder had 20 points, six rebounds and five assists and Robert Williams scored a season-high 18 to lead Texas A&M to an 85-73 victory against LSU on Saturday. JC Hampton added 15 points, DJ Hogg had 11 and Tyler Davis had 10. After falling behind by... more »
  • Dunans, Auburn hold off LSU for 78-74 victory

    January 19, 2017 12:22 AM

    AUBURN, Ala. - T.J. Dunans scored 12 points, including a jump shot with 38 seconds left, and Auburn held off LSU 78-74 Wednesday night. Auburn (12-6, 2-4 Southeastern Conference) lost most of a 15-point second-half lead before regrouping. Auburn, which had lost four of its last five games, had five... more »
  • Coates leads No. 5 South Carolina past LSU, 84-61

    January 15, 2017 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Alaina Coates had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 5 South Carolina again overcame the absence of All-American A'ja Wilson, beating LSU 84-61 on Sunday. Coates scored 18 of her points in the first half - eight of those from the free throw line - en... more »
  • Collins scores 24, Alabama beats LSU, 81-66, with late surge

    January 14, 2017 9:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Corban Collins scored a season-high 24 points against the school where he began his college career and Alabama defeated reeling LSU 81-66 on Saturday. Collins, a post-graduate transfer who spent his freshman season with the Tigers in 2012-13 and played at Morehead State for two seasons, was... more »
  • Mississippi State team helps woman after car accident

    January 8, 2017 12:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A change in travel plans for the Mississippi State basketball team proved to be good fortune for a woman who was pulled out of her vehicle after a one-car accident. The Bulldogs were supposed to fly from Columbus, Mississippi, to Baton Rouge for their Southeastern Conference game... more »
  • Pelicans, 7-footer Motiejunas agree on contract

    January 3, 2017 12:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans say free-agent 7-footer Donatas Motiejunas has signed to play the rest of this season. A person familiar with the negotiations, speaking on condition of anonymity because contract terms have not been releases, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Motiejunas will be paid... more »
  • Craig Victor II dismissed from LSU Basketball team

    December 29, 2016 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Craig Victor II was dismissed from the LSU men’s basketball team, according to a statement released by the university Thursday. Head coach Johnny Jones said Victor was dismissed for a violation of team rules. The statement did not say specify which team rules were violated. ... more »
  • LSU pulls away from Houston 84-65

    November 29, 2016 11:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Antonio Blakeney scored 23 points and LSU pulled away in the second half for an 84-65 non-conference victory over Houston on Tuesday. Blakeney, whose fast-break layup with one second remaining gave the Tigers a 39-38 halftime advantage, scored 14 points and grabbed five of his eight rebounds... more »
  • LSU beats Wofford 91-69 in season opener

    November 12, 2016 4:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Duop Reath scored 16 of his game-high 23 points in the second half as LSU rallied for a 91-69 victory against Wofford in the season opener for both teams Saturday. The Tigers trailed the Terriers 43-39 at halftime. However, LSU dominated the second half by outscoring Wofford... more »
  • NCAA announces New Orleans will host 2022 Final Four

    November 10, 2016 1:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The NCAA has announced that New Orleans will host the 2022 men's basketball Final Four. The announcement, made Thursday, means New Orleans is set to host college basketball's men's semifinals and championship game for the sixth time - each time in the Superdome. Dan Gavitt, who is... more »
  • NBA star, Ohio native LeBron James backs Clinton

    October 2, 2016 9:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - Basketball star and Ohio native LeBron James is endorsing Hillary Clinton for president. James says Clinton is a "champion for children and their futures." He also says Clinton is running on a message of "hope and unity" that is needed to address violence in black communities. The Cleveland... more »
  • Women's basketball releases non-conference basketball schedule

    August 25, 2016 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Nine home meetings, including a rematch with National Champion UConn, highlight the 2016-17 LSU women's basketball non-conference schedule. The full schedule to include Southeastern Conference matchups will be announced at a later date. The Lady Tigers will host an exhibition contest against LeMoyne-Owen on Nov.... more »
  • Seimone Augustus becomes first La. native with three Olympic gold medals

    August 20, 2016 9:18 PM

    RIO DE JANIERO – Former LSU Tigers Seimone Augustus and Sylvia Fowles earned their third straight Olympic gold medals Saturday after the USA women’s basketball team defeated Spain 101-72. Saturday’s win marks the sixth straight Olympic gold medal win for the Team USA women’s basketball team. According to... more »
  • US women's basketball routs Spain 103-63

    August 8, 2016 2:36 PM

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Brittney Griner used her size advantage inside scoring eight of the first 10 points for the United States, and the Americans turned in another perfunctory rout in beating Spain 103-63 on Monday. The Americans, who are 2-0, came up short of another record-setting performance like they... more »
  • Majority rule: Women lead the way for Team USA

    August 7, 2016 5:18 PM

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Serena. Simone. Solo. It shouldn't come as a surprise that some of the best-recognized names on the U.S. Olympic team belong to women. The Americans brought 292 women to Rio de Janeiro, an Olympic record for a single country. Their first gold medal of the games... more »
  • 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 »

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