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  • Davis has huge game in return, Pelicans beat Pistons 88-85

    March 5, 2015 1:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis had 39 points, 13 rebounds and eight blocks in his first game back from a right shoulder sprain, and the New Orleans Pelicans won for the sixth time in seven games, 88-85 over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. Davis hit two mid-range jumpers in... more »
  • Pelicans hold off Nuggets 99-92 for 5th straight win

    March 2, 2015 2:01 AM

    DENVER, CO - Tyreke Evans scored 22 points, Dante Cunningham drew a key charge late in the fourth quarter and the New Orleans Pelicans extended their winning streak to five games by holding off the struggling Denver Nuggets 99-92 on Sunday night. Eric Gordon added 18 points and Omer Asik... more »
  • Pelicans beat Nets, stay hot in playoff race

    February 26, 2015 5:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Quincy Pondexter scored a career-high 25 points and the New Orleans Pelicans won their third straight, 102-96 over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night. Pondexter surpassed his previous high of 22 points by hitting his fourth 3-pointer of the game with 49.9 seconds left to all but... more »
  • Pelicans erase 18-point hole, beat Raptors 100-97

    February 24, 2015 5:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Alexis Ajinca capped a 16-point performance with a go-ahead layup in the final minute, and the New Orleans Pelicans erased an 18-point deficit en route to a 100-97 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night. Luke Babbitt scored 18 for New Orleans, including a clutch 3-pointer... more »
  • Lions out-shoot UNO, still lose a nailbiter

    February 24, 2015 5:40 AM

    HAMMOND - Nate Frye scored 17 points, and Tevin Broyles made a layup in the waning seconds to help New Orleans slip past Southeast Louisiana 74-73 on Monday night. Southeast Louisiana (9-18, 6-8 Southland Conference) used a 14-6 run, including five points apiece by Cedric Jenkins and Daniel Grieves, to... more »
  • Undefeated Kentucky in action tonight vs. Tennessee

    February 17, 2015 4:03 PM

    KNOXVILLE - Top-ranked Kentucky rolls its perfect 25-0 record into Knoxville tonight to take on Tennessee as part of the top 25 schedule. And the Wildcats are catching the Volunteers on a down swing. While the talent-rich Wildcats have figured out a way to win at every turn, Tennessee has... more »
  • Mississippi State team plane makes emergency landing

    February 15, 2015 3:02 PM

    ST. LOUIS - A plane carrying the Mississippi State men's basketball team has made an emergency landing in St. Louis after one of the engines failed. The mishap occurred after the Bulldogs defeated the Missouri Tigers 77-74 Saturday in Columbia, Missouri. Mississippi State coach Rick Ray posted on Twitter that... more »
  • Harlem Globetrotters returning to Baton Rouge Play Video

    February 12, 2015 7:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Harlem Globetrotters are returning to Baton Rouge! They're performing on Saturday, February 21st at 7 p.m. Visit the Baton Rouge River Center website for tickets. Globetrotters rookie Zeus McClurkin joined us on 2une In this morning to talk about his first year with the... more »
  • Sellout expected when LSU takes on #1 Kentucky tonight

    February 10, 2015 8:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The biggest game of the season for the LSU Men's Basketball team is tonight. A sell-out crowd is expected when they take on the undefeated, top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats. The #1 team in the country is 23-0 as they roll into Baton Rouge, while the Tigers have... more »
  • Jags falls to Jackson St.

    February 10, 2015 1:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Janarius Middleton had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Kaven Bernard had 13 points, seven rebounds and seven assists to help Jackson State beat Southern 62-52 on Monday night. Javeres Brent scored 14 and Raeford Worsham added 10 points and nine rebounds for Jackson State (8-16, 6-5... more »
  • Southern to honor 1977-78 SWAC Championship team Play Video

    February 6, 2015 6:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University will honor one of the top sports teams in school history this weekend. The SWAC Championship team from the 1977-78 season will be honored during halftime of Saturday's game against Grambling St. The team finished the regular season with a 26-2 record overall, including... more »
  • Pelicans snap Hawks' 19-game winning streak, 115-100

    February 3, 2015 2:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Atlanta Hawks' franchise-record 19-game winning streak was snapped Monday night in a 115-100 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. Anthony Davis had 29 points and 13 rebounds to help New Orleans win for the sixth time in seven games, a stint which includes victories over several... more »
  • Denver snaps 7-game skid with 93-85 win over Pelicans

    January 29, 2015 2:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Arron Afflalo scored 20 points and the Denver Nuggets snapped a seven-game losing streak, 93-85 over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night. Afflalo hit four 3-pointers, the last with 2:32 left to increase Denver's then-tenuous lead to 89-85. After that, the Pelicans were unable to score... more »
  • Davis leads Pelicans past 76ers, on four game win streak

    January 27, 2015 2:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis had 32 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots, and the New Orleans Pelicans stretched their season-long winning streak to four games with a 99-74 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. Ryan Anderson scored 19 points and Eric Gordon added 13 for New... more »
  • Benson's granddaughter off Saints board

    January 22, 2015 11:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson began work Thursday to transition ownership and control of the New Orleans Saints to his wife, and away from his other family members. The first steps reported by WWL were removing his granddaughter, Rita Benson Leblanc, from her position of... more »
  • Benson: wife to inherit control of Saints, Pelicans

    January 22, 2015 2:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tom Benson, who owns the NFL's Saints and NBA's Pelicans, has agreed to a succession plan that will give his wife, Gayle, control of New Orleans' two major professional sports franchises after his death. In a statement provided to The Associated Press on Wednesday night, the 87-year-old... more »
  • House leads Texas A&M past LSU, 67-64

    January 17, 2015 1:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Danuel House scored four of his 18 points in the final 23 seconds, and Texas A&M erased a 13-point second-half deficit for its first road victory this season, 67-64 over LSU on Saturday. Jalen Jones had 18 points and nine rebounds for the Aggies (11-5, 2-2... more »
  • Lady Tigers edge No. 15 Mississippi St. 71-69 in 2OT

    January 16, 2015 1:55 AM

    STARKVILLE, MS - Danielle Ballard scored 24 points, including the go-ahead bucket in double overtime, and grabbed 10 rebounds to help lift LSU to a 71-69 upset over No. 15 Mississippi State on Thursday night. Raigyne Moncrief contributed 18 points and DaShawn Harden added 13 for LSU (9-8, 3-2 SEC),... more »
  • Davis has double-double as Pelicans beat Pistons, 105-94

    January 15, 2015 2:02 AM

    AUBURN HILLS, MI - Anthony Davis had 27 points and 10 rebounds as the New Orleans Pelicans brought the Detroit Pistons back to earth with a 105-94 win Wednesday night. The Pistons came in having won of nine of 10, but were never competitive with New Orleans, which led by... more »
  • Ballard back on LSU women's hoops roster

    January 8, 2015 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Head LSU women's basketball coach Nikki Caldwell said star guard Danielle Ballard is back on the roster, in time for the team's game tonight against Vanderbilt. "We're excited for Danielle to rejoin her teammates on the floor," head coach Nikki Caldwell said. "She has worked extremely... more »
  • Another big game for Anthony Davis in Pelicans loss

    January 8, 2015 2:06 AM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kemba Walker scored 31 points, including a game-winning 11-foot jumper off the glass with 1.4 seconds left to lift the Charlotte Hornets to a 98-94 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night. With the game tied, Walker drove the right side of the lane and... more »
  • Wizards end skid with 92-85 win over Pelicans

    January 6, 2015 1:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - John Wall had 15 points and 12 assists, and the Washington Wizards ended a three-game skid with a 92-85 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night. Paul Pierce scored 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting for Washington, which had five players in double digits. Andre Miller... more »
  • LSU lands 5-star recruits in football, basketball

    January 2, 2015 7:10 PM

    Five star recruits are hard to land in any sport. If a school lands two in one day, that's a big deal. But what if it's in two different sports? That's what happened today for LSU, as the Tigers landed WR Tyron Johnson in football and SG Antonio Blakeney... more »
  • South Florida beats undermanned SE Louisiana 78-63

    December 23, 2014 3:40 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. - Corey Allen Jr. scored 19 points to help South Florida beat undermanned Southeastern Louisiana 78-63 on Tuesday. Nehemias Morillo and Anthony Collins had 12 points apiece for South Florida (6-6) and Chris Perry added 10. Dre Clayton's 3-pointer sparked South Florida's 11-3 run to build... more »
  • Pelicans waive guard Gal Mekel

    December 19, 2014 12:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans have waived point guard Gal Mekel, who was acquired earlier this month. The 6-foot-3, 191-pound Mekel was signed on Dec. 5 and appeared in four games for the Pelicans, averaging 1.5 points and 3.3 assists. A native of Israel, Mekel played in college... more »
  • Davis scores 23, Pelicans top Lakers 104-87

    December 8, 2014 5:02 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Anthony Davis scored 23 points, Jrue Holiday had 22 points and eight assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Los Angeles Lakers 104-87 on Sunday night. Ryan Anderson had 11 points and 10 rebounds off the bench, helping the Pelicans end a four-game road losing... more »
  • Pelicans add ex-Mavericks guard Gal Mekel

    December 5, 2014 6:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans have signed former Dallas Mavericks guard Gal Mekel. The club, which announced the move on Friday evening, says Mekel will be with the team and available to play in Saturday night's game against the Clippers in Los Angeles. The 6-foot-3 Mekel appeared in... more »
  • Thunder welcome back Durant but lose to Pelicans

    December 3, 2014 6:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Even the return of Kevin Durant couldn't shake the Oklahoma City Thunder from their doldrums. Durant scored 27 points in his season debut, and Michael Westbrook added 21 in his second game back from a wrist injury, but the Thunder fell 112-104 at New Orleans. Durant hit... more »
  • LSU to offer sports ticket specials this weekend

    November 27, 2014 12:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With the holiday shopping frenzy officially commencing later on today, tickets for your favorite LSU sports teams will also be discounted starting on Black Friday and running through to "Cyber Monday" on Dec. 1. For the 2014 prime shopping season, tickets for four different Tiger sports... more »
  • Lions turns tables on Tennessee Tech 86-65

    November 27, 2014 8:22 AM

    HAMMOND - Joshua Filmore scored 27 points and Zay Jackson 25, both career highs, as the Southeastern Louisiana scored 52 points in the second half to take an 86-65 victory over Tennessee Tech on Wednesday night in the teams' second meeting in three days. The Lions (1-4) picked up their... more »
  • Louisiana-Lafayette drops Oral Roberts 76-52

    November 26, 2014 1:59 AM

    LAS VEGAS - Kasey Shepherd, who missed just one shot all night, scored 22 points to lead Louisiana-Lafayette to a 76-52 victory over Oral Roberts in the MGM Grand Main Event on Tuesday night. Shepherd, who made 4 of 5 from beyond the arc, was almost perfect as he made... more »
  • Tulane beats Southern University 74-59

    November 26, 2014 1:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Jonathan Stark scored 14 points, grabbed seven rebounds and had five assists to lead Tulane past Southern University 74-59 on Tuesday night. Stark, Tulane's leading scorer last season at 14.5 per game, entered the contest averaging just 7.3. Tre Drye also scored 14 for Tulane (3-1) and... more »
  • Cousins, Kings rule over Pelicans 99-89

    November 26, 2014 1:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - DeMarcus Cousins had 22 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and three steals, leading the Sacramento Kings to a 99-89 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. Omri Casspi also scored 22 for Sacramento, which has won three in a row. Casspi, who made his first... more »
  • Bryant leads Lakers to 98-92 win over Rockets

    November 20, 2014 5:15 AM

    HOUSTON, TX - Kobe Bryant had 29 points, Wesley Johnson made key free throws down the stretch and the Los Angeles Lakers took advantage of Dwight Howard's absence Wednesday night in a 98-92 victory over the Houston Rockets. It was the second consecutive win for the Lakers following a 1-9... more »
  • Davis powers Pelicans past Kings 106-100

    November 19, 2014 2:06 AM

    SACRAMENTO, CA - Anthony Davis had 28 points and nine rebound to help the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Sacramento Kings 106-100 on Tuesday on Tuesday night. Ryan Anderson hit four 3-pointers and scored 22 points for the Pelicans, who outscored the Kings 31-15 in the third. Tyreke Evans had... more »
  • Trail Blazers rally for 102-93 win over Pelicans

    November 18, 2014 1:57 AM

    PORTLAND, OR - Damian Lillard scored 24 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:14 left, and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied for a 102-93 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night. LaMarcus Aldridge, back after missing one game with an illness, had 22 points and nine rebounds to... more »
  • LSU women's basketball gets first win of the season

    November 15, 2014 7:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After a disappointing loss Friday at the PMAC, the lady tigers bounced back to get their first win of the season against Sam Houston State 71-45. LSU was led by Jenna Deemer with 16 points and Raigyne Moncrief with 12. The lady tigers outscored Sam Houston... more »
  • LSU men's basketball wins opener 93-82

    November 15, 2014 6:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU men's basketball team took the court for the first time this season and came away with a win. The Tigers defeated a pesky Gardner-Webb team 93-82. Gardner-Webb led the Tigers 43-42 at the half, but the Tigers Jarell Martin, Jordan Mickey, Josh Gray... more »
  • Davis powers Pelicans past Lakers, 109-102

    November 13, 2014 1:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis had 25 points, 12 rebounds and six blocked shots, and the New Orleans Pelicans pulled away from the reeling Los Angeles Lakers for a 109-102 victory Wednesday night. Tyreke Evans had 19 points and 11 assists for New Orleans. Ryan Anderson and Jrue Holiday each... more »
  • LSU Basketball signs top-rated high school player

    November 12, 2014 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The long-hoped for signing day finally came for LSU Basketball and the nation's top-ranked high school player, Ben Simmons on Wednesday. As expected, Simmons signed with the Tigers, and the LSU compliance office announced it had received and approved the national letter-of-intent papers. The 6-10 forward, an... more »
  • Pelicans beat their old team name 100-91

    November 4, 2014 10:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Anthony Davis had 24 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Charlotte Hornets 100-91 on Tuesday night. Tyreke Evans added 16 points and 10 rebounds in New Orleans' first victory since its season opener. Ryan Anderson scored 16 points and... more »
  • Gasol, Randolph lead Grizzlies over Pelicans 93-81

    November 4, 2014 2:01 AM

    MEMPHIS, TN - Marc Gasol scored 16 points, Zach Randolph had 15 and Tayshaun Prince added 14 as the Memphis Grizzlies extended their home winning streak to a franchise record 16 straight Monday night with a 93-81 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. The Grizzlies, off to a franchise-best 4-0... more »
  • Davis power Pelicans past Magic, 101-84 in season opener

    October 29, 2014 1:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis had 26 points, 17 rebounds and nine blocks, and the New Orleans Pelicans opened the regular season with a 101-84 victory over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night. Ryan Anderson, coming back from surgery on a herniated disk that cost him more than half of... more »
  • Pelicans starters see action in win over Mavs

    October 24, 2014 1:51 AM

    BOSSIER CITY - Tyreke Evans scored 14 points and Anthony Davis added 13 as the New Orleans Pelicans' starters saw plenty of action in a win over the Dallas Mavericks 88-85 in an exhibition game Thursday night. The Mavericks made it close, cutting the Pelicans' 10-point fourth-quarter lead to one... more »
  • No SEC hoops Surprise: Kentucky, Florida picked 1-2

    October 22, 2014 11:37 AM

    CHARLOTTE, NC - The Southeastern Conference's Final Four teams were picked to finish 1-2 in the league again this season with star-filled Kentucky chosen just ahead of defending champion Florida. Kentucky got all 20 first-place votes from the media panel to finish with 280 points with Florida second, garnering 258... more »
  • Kobe drops 13 in return to hardwood, Lakers win

    October 7, 2014 3:02 AM

    SAN DIEGO, CA - Kobe Bryant had 13 points and five assists while playing 21 minutes as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets 98-95 in a preseason game Monday night. Bryant - back after missing 76 games last season, including the final 57 due to a fractured left... more »
  • Hawks GM Ferry takes indefinite leave of absence

    September 12, 2014 3:42 PM

    ATLANTA - Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry has taken an indefinite leave of absence after making racially charged comments about a potential free agent. The team's CEO, Steve Koonin, made the announcement Friday afternoon. Koonin has resisted calls that Ferry be fired but says "it is my hope that... more »
  • Pelicans acquire veteran 6-foot-6 F John Salmons

    August 26, 2014 5:11 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Pelicans have signed veteran small forward John Salmons to a free agent contract. Salmons, whose acquisition was announced by the club Tuesday, has played 12 seasons in the NBA. He has averaged 9.4 points, 3 rebounds and 2.5 assists during his career. The 34-year-old Salmons... more »
  • Former LSU basketball player found dead in pool

    August 11, 2014 6:29 AM

    PONCHATOULA - Ponchatoula police are investigating the death of former LSU and University of New Orleans basketball player Matt Derenbecker. Police Chief Bry says Derenbecker was found dead Sunday morning in a pool at a friend's house. Layrisson says there appeared to be no foul play. An autopsy will be... more »
  • Judge rules against NCAA in O'Bannon case

    August 8, 2014 5:37 PM

    A federal judge has ruled that the NCAA can't stop college football and basketball players from selling the rights to their names and likenesses, opening the way to athletes getting payouts once their college careers are over. In a landmark decision issued Friday, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled in... more »
  • Southern optimistic bans could come to end soon Play Video

    July 29, 2014 8:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern fans have endured a roller coaster year with their sports teams. While the Jaguars won five SWAC titles, they also had the NCAA hammer brought on them by banning them from postseason play. "We've been working on this now for 15 months, so optimism... more »
  • Final arguments today in Sterling trial Play Video

    July 28, 2014 2:28 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion. Lawyers for Sterling plan to argue Monday that Shelly Sterling had no right to make... more »
  • Clippers' future on line as probate trial resumes

    July 21, 2014 3:53 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - The probate trial on the future of the Los Angeles Clippers will resume today. The trial is dealing with whether a deal negotiated by Donald Sterling's estranged wife to sell the team for $2 billion is authorized under a Sterling family trust. Sterling agreed to the... more »
  • Baton Rouge youth Book it with Big Baby this week Play Video

    July 9, 2014 8:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former LSU Basketball Star and current NBA player Glen "Big Baby" Davis will give back to the Baton Rouge community this week when he kicks off his 4th annual Booking it with Big Baby literacy tour. Davis has played in Los Angeles, Orlando and Boston, but... more »
  • Fresh faces hoping to make an impact for LSU Play Video

    July 6, 2014 10:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With the departure of several key players on the hardwood for LSU, recruits and transfers coming into the program are going to have to pick up the slack. Keith Hornsby and Josh Gray are two transfers who both hope to fill the big shoes of departed... more »
  • Elbert Robinson could have instant impact for LSU hoops Play Video

    June 24, 2014 1:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Elbert Robinson stands in rarefied air as a 7 foot center for the LSU men's basketball team, but no matter what expectations might come Robinson's way, the Tigers freshman says he expects even more of himself. Robinson was a target of Johnny Jones since Jones was... more »
  • Spurs dominate Heat, win 5th NBA title in franchise history

    June 15, 2014 11:01 PM

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs won their fifth NBA championship, beating the Miami Heat 104-87 on Sunday night to win the series in five games. Kawhi Leonard had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Spurs, who added this title to the ones they won in 1999,... more »
  • Donald Sterling hires investigators

    June 13, 2014 2:07 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - A person with knowledge of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's legal strategy says his team of lawyers has hired four private investigation firms to dig up dirt on the NBA's former and current commissioners and its 29 owners. The individual, who wasn't authorized to talk... more »
  • Spurs ride first-half marksmanship to victory

    June 11, 2014 2:08 AM

    MIAMI, FL - The San Antonio Spurs have a two-games-to-one lead in the NBA Finals following an incredible shooting performance in the first half of Tuesday's 111-92 blowout over the Heat in Miami. The Spurs made 19 of their first 21 shots and fired at a 76-percent clip in the... more »
  • Dwyane Wade fined $5,000 for flopping

    June 9, 2014 3:57 PM

    MIAMI - Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat became the latest recipient of a flopping fine from the NBA on Monday, ordered to give up $5,000 after the league found he over-exaggerated a foul charged to San Antonio's Manu Ginobili in Game 2 of the finals. It was already the... more »
  • NBA will consider giving refs more replay rights

    April 25, 2014 2:27 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - After further review, the play stands as called. Not because it was right, but because referees weren't allowed to determine it was wrong. NBA officials were already considering expanding referees' instant replay options. Discussions will surely heat up this summer after two key plays in this... more »
  • Aaron and Andrew Harrison staying at Kentucky

    April 25, 2014 2:22 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky twin freshman guards Andrew and Aaron Harrison will return for a second season to a stocked Wildcats squad coming off an NCAA championship game appearance. Both had been mentioned as possible NBA first-round draft picks after leading Kentucky's remarkable march through the NCAA tournament. Aaron Harrison's... more »
  • Jordan Mickey puts pros on hold, will return to LSU

    April 23, 2014 11:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Jordan Mickey said Wednesday he will return for his sophomore year with the LSU basketball team, and with that, the Tigers will bring back their two star freshman from last year's NIT quarterfinalist team. Mickey said he has goals of leading the team back to the... more »
  • LSU basketball press conference set for 2pm

    April 23, 2014 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU will hold a press conference this afternoon at 2pm with Coach Johnny Jones and freshman forward Jordan Mickey. Mickey is expected to announce his future plans. Sunday is the deadline for players to declare for the NBA draft. LSU junior forward Johnny O'Bryant has... more »
  • Jags' Banks discusses decision to stay Play Video

    April 22, 2014 11:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern men's basketball coach Roman Banks said he still believes in his team and his administration, which are the main reasons he decided to agree to a contract extention. After the University failed to provide adequate academic information to the NCAA, the Jaguars probation status with... more »
  • Knicks fire coach Mike Woodson

    April 21, 2014 9:26 AM

    NEW YORK - The New York Knicks have fired Mike Woodson after falling from division champions to out of the playoffs in one season. New team president Phil Jackson made the decision Monday, saying in a statement "the time has come for change throughout the franchise." This is the first... more »
  • Tulsa hires Missouri head coach Haith

    April 18, 2014 10:59 PM

    TULSA, Ok. - Tulsa has hired Frank Haith as its men's basketball coach after he spent the last three years at Missouri. The 48-year-old Haith said Friday that the move came quickly. He says he was contacted Thursday and got more and more interested, particularly by the school's upcoming move... more »
  • 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 »

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