June 18, 2013 10:22 AM
MIAMI - The San Antonio Spurs will attempt to finish off the NBA Finals and the Miami Heat this evening when the two teams square off in Miami.
The Spurs took a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series with a 114-104 win Sunday night. If Miami wins tonight's outing,... more »
June 17, 2013 10:36 AM
SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs are heading to Miami with two shots at winning their fifth NBA title -- and fourth in the Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili era. Parker and Ginobili combined for 50 points as the Spurs took a 3-2 series lead with a... more »
June 12, 2013 10:26 AM
SAN ANTONIO - You wouldn't think so after a 36-point win, but the San Antonio Spurs have a big concern today. Star guard Tony Parker pulled up lame during last night's Game 3 victory over Miami and is set to have an MRI done on his sore hamstring today. The... more »
June 6, 2013 10:37 AM
MIAMI - The opening game of the NBA Finals is taking place this evening in Miami as the Heat entertain the San Antonio Spurs. The well-rested Spurs eliminated Memphis in four games while the Heat needed seven to get rid of the Pacers. During the regular season the Spurs and... more »
May 30, 2013 10:12 AM
MIAMI - Defending NBA champion Miami has its hands full with Indiana. Their best-of-seven Eastern Conference final is all tied at 2-2 with Game 5 tonight in Miami.
The Heat took the opening game before dropping the second game on the home floor. The series then shifted to Indianapolis... more »
May 28, 2013 8:09 PM
DESTIN, Fl. - The Southeastern Conference's basketball tournament is ready to settle down. And Nashville, Tenn., could be home. SEC Commissioner Mike Slive says league athletic directors voted unanimously to "authorize the conference to explore a primary site for the men's basketball tournament." Slive stopped short of saying "permanent," but... more »
May 23, 2013 10:11 AM
DURHAM, N.C. - Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is back as the U.S. men's national team coach and ready for another run at Olympic gold.
During a news conference at Duke on Thursday, Krzyzewski called it the "ultimate honor" to represent his country.
USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo, speaking... more »
May 14, 2013 10:32 AM
UNDATED - The Warriors and Spurs return to San Antonio tonight for the start of what amounts to a best-of-three series. The teams have split the four first-round games of the NBA Western Conference semifinal series, with each winning once on the road. Each team has a key player hobbled.... more »
May 9, 2013 3:24 PM
NEW YORK - The 10-second backcourt rule will go into effect in NCAA women's basketball for the first time next season if a recommendation from the sport's rules committee is approved. The U.S. women's college game is the only level worldwide that does not have a 10-second backcourt rule. The... more »
May 6, 2013 1:44 PM
NEW YORK - The LSU women's basketball team, fresh off a Sweet 16 appearance, has been selected to play in the inaugural Barclays Women's Invitational this coming season, November 29-30, in the new state-of-the-art Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
The Lady Tigers will join Michigan, Rutgers and Texas Tech... more »
May 6, 2013 10:24 AM
UNDATED - The opening games of two NBA conference semifinals are taking place this evening as Miami plays host to Chicago and San Antonio is home to Golden State. The Heat advanced with a four-game sweep of the Bucks in their first-round series while the Bulls took seven games to... more »
May 1, 2013 10:12 PM
KNOXVILLE, Tn - Pat Summitt will continue in her role as the Tennessee head coach emeritus on Lady Vols coach Holly Warlick's staff next season. In a university release Wednesday announcing the move, Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart said "her continued example of leadership and courage sends an everlasting message... more »
April 26, 2013 12:30 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Rick Pitino is now inked up. The Louisville coach followed through Friday on his promise to get a tattoo if the Cardinals won the NCAA championship, adorning his left shoulder blade with the school's old-English 'L' emblem in red. He got it done at Tattoo Salvation, a... more »
April 23, 2013 10:35 AM
BATON ROUGE - LSU men's basketball coach Johnny Jones says Jalen Courtney will leave the LSU basketball program and will explore his options to continue his basketball career at another school. Courtney played at LSU for three seasons and this past year played in 26 games, averaging 8.7 minutes per... more »
April 18, 2013 9:37 AM
BATON ROUGE - LSU-Alexandria will introduce five additional sports programs by the 2014-15 academic year.
The additional sports will be financed through a student athletic fee, booster support, and other donor gifts.
Students voted in mid-March to expand athletic programs and to increase student athletic fees. That vote... more »
April 16, 2013 12:56 PM
BATON ROUGE - Southern University announced this afternoon that head men's basketball coach Roman Banks agreed to a contract extension with the university.
"We have reached an agreement, in principle, to extend the contract of Head Coach Roman Banks as the leader of the Southern Jaguars Men's Basketball team,"... more »
April 12, 2013 10:12 PM
OXFORD, Ms. - Mississippi basketball coach Andy Kennedy has earned a raise and an extension to his contract after leading the Rebels to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2002. The school said Friday that Kennedy's contract has been extended through the 2017 season and will pay him... more »
April 12, 2013 3:47 PM
BATON ROUGE - After shattering the LSU single-season record for steals with 100, guard Danielle Ballard was recognized as a third-team Freshman All-America recipient by Full Court Magazine, the publication announced on Friday.
Ballard, a native of Memphis, Tenn., enjoyed one of the most prolific freshmen seasons in school... more »
April 12, 2013 8:53 AM
MANSFIELD - The North DeSoto High School head boys' basketball coach has been arrested on charges relating to inappropriate behavior with a 14-year-old female student. DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Lt. Robert Davidson tells The Times 46-year-old Robert L. Bender, of Gloster, was arrested at the school on Thursday. He was booked... more »
April 9, 2013 2:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU men's basketball team will have one of their top players returning next season.
Sophomore star Johnny O'Bryant III has decided to return to LSU for his junior year.
This past season, O'Bryant was named to the Coaches' All-SEC First Team, averaging just under... more »
April 8, 2013 10:41 AM
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Former Rutgers Athletic Director Tim Pernetti is getting $1.2 million in salary, plus an iPad, car allowance and more than two years of health insurance coverage under a settlement agreement. The Associated Press obtained details of the settlement Monday through an open records request with Rutgers.... more »
April 7, 2013 10:21 AM
ATLANTA - Start studying, Louisville. Instead of an all-Big East final against a familiar opponent, the top-seeded Cardinals will play Michigan for the national championship Monday night. It will be the first game between the teams since 1978. Louisville (34-5) had to overcome its biggest scare of the tournament to... more »
April 5, 2013 5:10 PM
NEW ORLEANS - UConn coach Geno Auriemma is making his third trip to New Orleans for a women's Final Four and says he never gets tired of coming to the Big Easy for big games. The city has hosted a college football national title game, the men's Final Four and... more »
April 3, 2013 5:39 PM
OXFORD, Ms. - Mississippi guard Marshall Henderson posted a letter on the school's athletic website on Wednesday apologizing for some of his actions during a successful but turbulent season. The 6-foot-2 junior averaged more than 20 points per game this season, leading the Rebels to their first NCAA tournament since... more »
April 3, 2013 3:16 PM
COLLEGE STATION, Tx. - Texas A&M junior Kelsey Bone has declared for the WNBA draft and will skip her senior season with the Aggies. She says, "this was always the goal." The 6-foot-4 Bone was named a third-team All-American on Tuesday. She was third in the Southeastern Conference in scoring... more »
April 3, 2013 12:40 PM
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - The man who's been fired as basketball coach at Rutgers in New Jersey says there's "no excuse" for his behavior seen in video excerpts of his team's practice sessions. In the video, Mike Rice is seen shoving and grabbing players, throwing balls at them and using gay... more »
April 3, 2013 10:11 AM
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Rutgers has fired basketball coach Mike Rice after a videotape aired showing him shoving, grabbing and throwing balls at players in practice and using gay slurs during practice. The videotape, broadcast Tuesday on ESPN, has prompted scores of outraged social media comments as well as sharp criticism... more »
April 1, 2013 7:04 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Final Four is set for this weekend, a place thought to be out of reach for LSU and Southern basketball...but maybe not for long.
After lowered expectations this year, both programs exceeded predictions from college basketball prognosticators. For a look back on the year that... more »
April 1, 2013 10:29 AM
INDIANAPOLIS - Louisville guard Kevin Ware had successful surgery on his broken right leg last night and is recovering from that horrific injury he suffered in yesterday's NCAA tournament game with Duke.
The accident happened in the first half when he landed awkwardly after trying a three-point shot. Cardinals'... more »
March 29, 2013 7:20 PM
SPOKANE, Wa. - The LSU women's basketball team participated in a "short" practice Friday afternoon in preparation for their Saturday matchup vs California-Berkley.
Because head coach Nikki Caldwell only has eight scholarship players on the trip, the Lady Tigers have been limited in the intensity and length of practice... more »
March 29, 2013 10:25 AM
UNDATED - The New Orleans Hornets are the lucky team to face the Miami Heat after the Heat suffered their first loss after that 27-game winning streak. Tonight in the Crescent City the Hornets are playing host to the Heat, who were beaten by the Bulls in Chicago two nights... more »
March 28, 2013 9:12 AM
CHICAGO - The Chicago Bulls have ended Miami's quest to break the NBA record for consecutive wins.
The 101-97 final ended the Heat's winning streak at 27, six short of the mark set by the 1971-72 Lakers. Luol Deng paced the undermanned Bulls with 28 points in 44 minutes... more »
March 26, 2013 11:07 PM
A shorthanded LSU Lady Tiger basketball team fought long odds, a short bench and a tough opponent on Tuesday night at the Maravich Center, but still managed to find a way to win.
Led by senior guard Adrienne Webb with a career high 29 points, the LSU Lady Tigers... more »
March 22, 2013 10:12 AM
UNDATED - Harvard's men's basketball program has established an athletic achievement that ranks up there with some of the school's academic highlights. The 14th-seeded Crimson sprung the upset of the NCAA tournament so far, dumping third seed New Mexico 68-62 in the second round. It's the first NCAA tournament win... more »
March 21, 2013 9:42 PM
BATON ROUGE - Almost 2,000 miles away, LSU head coach Les Miles congratulated Roman Banks and his Southern Jaguar basketball team after a close loss to 1-seed Gonzaga, 64-58 in Thursday's NCAA Tournament.
"Coach Banks got them ready to play against Gonzaga," said Miles after Thursday's practice. "They won... more »
March 21, 2013 10:32 AM
UNDATED - There are 16 second round games on the first full day of the NCAA men's basketball tournament with the action getting started with the Midwest Regional at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Third seed Michigan State and 14th-seeded Valparaiso have the first tip off. Not long afterwards, sixth-seeded... more »
March 21, 2013 9:52 AM
CLEVELAND - The Miami Heat seem to be able to switch on their game anytime they want.
Two days after winning their 23rd straight game by overcoming a 17-point deficit at Boston, the streaking Heat rallied from 27 down in the third quarter to shock Cleveland 98-95. The win... more »
March 19, 2013 5:22 PM
BATON ROUGE- The Southern University Jaguars will face off against the top seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs in Salt Lake City this Thursday, but their 16-seed ranking won't dash their confidence.
"We're pretty confident, you know, I think we're still trying to find ourselves, but at the same time we've got... more »
March 19, 2013 10:09 AM
BOSTON - LeBron James made the go-ahead jumper with 10.5 seconds left to lead Miami to its 23rd consecutive victory, 105-103 over the Boston Celtics on Monday night. It's the second-longest winning streak in NBA history, surpassing the 22 straight that Houston won in 2007-08 and trailing only the 33... more »
March 18, 2013 6:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU Lady Tigers basketball team learned they were selected as the 6th seed in the Spokane region today for the NCAA women's tournament.
LSU (20-11, 10-6 SEC) will host the 11th-seeded Green Bay Phoenix (29-2) this weekend in Baton Rouge. LSU will also host the... more »
March 15, 2013 9:13 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Dai-Jon Parker scored 12 points, and the Vanderbilt Commodores beat Kentucky 64-48 Friday night in a rematch of last year's Southeastern Conference tournament championship and put a serious dent in the Wildcats' hopes of at least having a chance to defend their national title. Kentucky (21-11) came... more »
March 15, 2013 2:30 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Erik Murphy scored a career-high 27 points and grabbed a career-best 12 rebounds to help the 13th-ranked Florida Gators elimnate the LSU Tigers from the SEC men's basketball tournament.
Ninth-seeded LSU (19-12) tried to keep up with the rested Gators but looked a step slow with too... more »
March 15, 2013 10:51 AM
UNDATED - Kobe Bryant received several hours of treatment on his severely sprained left ankle Thursday in hopes of a speedy return to the Lakers line-up.
The All-Star guard suffered what he called the worst sprain of his 16-year career late in the Lakers loss to Atlanta Wednesday night.... more »
March 14, 2013 10:37 AM
UNDATED - If number of ranked teams means anything, the Big East tournament is the one to watch as college basketball conference tournament play picks up today. The Big East has six of the top 25 teams in action at Madison Square Garden including a pair of match-ups of ranked... more »
March 12, 2013 1:54 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU sophomore forward Johnny O'Bryant III was named Tuesday First Team All-Southeastern Conference as selected by the coaches in voting following the conclusion of regular season play.
O'Bryant III, who hails from Cleveland, Miss., is the first Tiger to be first team All-SEC since both Tasmin... more »
March 12, 2013 11:08 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Hornets have signed veteran forward Lou Amundson for the rest of the season and released Henry Sims. The Hornets are Amundson's third NBA team this season. The 6-foot-9 former UNLV standout opened the 2012-13 season with the Minnesota Timberwolves, who waived him early last... more »
March 11, 2013 10:33 AM
UNDATED - Now that the Chicago Blackhawks have lost, the Miami Heat are the hottest team in sports. The club led by LeBron James won its 18th straight game last night, beating Indiana 105-91. The Heat are now 47-14, just one win shy of tying San Antonio for the most... more »
March 7, 2013 10:13 PM
HAMMOND - Brandon Fortenberry scored 11 of his 23 points during a key, late stretch to lift Southeastern Louisiana over McNeese State 79-68 Thursday night. Fortenberry scored his 11 as the Lions (11-17, 9-8 Southland Conference) outscored the Cowboys 13-5 in the final 5 minutes to blow open what was... more »
March 7, 2013 10:42 AM
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Basketball legend Michael Jordan appears ready to get married again. The former NBA star and Charlotte Bobcats owner appeared at the main Palm Beach County courthouse Thursday morning to apply for a marriage license, according to Kathy Burstein, a spokeswoman for the clerk's office. Applicants... more »
March 6, 2013 10:06 PM
Anthony Hickey has led the NCAA in steals/game for most of the 2012-13 season. His secret?
While most will point to LSU's vaunted press defense as the reason for Hickey's stealing success, the sophomore point guard points to some of his other secrets that help him swipe 3.2 picks... more »
March 6, 2013 9:10 PM
The LSU men's basketball team completed the season series sweep of Texas A&M with a 68-57 victory in College Station. Tiger senior guard Charles Carmouche finished with a game high 20 points.
LSU improved to 9-8 in conference play and can finish with a non-losing record in SEC action... more »
March 1, 2013 4:02 PM
RUSTON - Second-year Louisiana Tech coach Michael White quickly realized his team wasn't the best at shooting, rebounding or handling the ball. But these Bulldogs run - constantly. It's working for No. 25 Louisiana Tech, which is on a 17-game winning streak mainly because of its frantic, full-court press that's... more »
March 1, 2013 3:02 PM
BATON ROUGE - The girls basketball team from St. Michael the Archangel in Baton Rouge is taking part in the Southeast Regionals of the state championships today. Who they're playing, though, has been in flux.
The Louisiana High School Athletics Association said late this afternoon that Salmen High School... more »
February 28, 2013 10:58 PM
HOUSTON - Omar Strong scored 34 points, including seven 3-pointers, and Texas Southern won its 11th straight game, 79-66 over Southern, on Thursday night to take control of the Southwestern Athletic Conference regular-season championship. Strong was 9 of 15 from the floor, including 7 of 13 from 3-point range, for... more »
February 21, 2013 10:31 AM
UNDATED - The NBA trade deadline is this afternoon at 3 p.m. Eastern time and there's usually a flurry of deals just before the deadline. A person familiar with the situation says the Houston Rockets have reached separate agreements on trades that will send Patrick Patterson, Cole Aldrich and Toney... more »
February 19, 2013 8:11 AM
BATON ROUGE - Malcolm Miller and Derrick Beltran scored 21 points apiece in Southern University's wire-to-wire 81-67 win over Alabama A&M Monday in Southwestern Athletic Conference play. Javan Mitchell added 13 points and Jameel Grace 12 for Southern, which opened the game on a 14-2 run and led by at... more »
February 13, 2013 10:35 AM
UNDATED - San Antonio, the winningest team in the NBA, is on the road for a game this evening in Cleveland. The Spurs, who have won nine of their last 10 games and are 41-12 on the season, are facing a Cavaliers club that has lost two straight and is... more »
February 12, 2013 11:08 AM
BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Sports Writers Association as announced three choices for this week's state basketball players of the week. There was a tie for the men's winner with Brandon Fortenberry of Southeastern Louisiana and Ricky Tarrant of Tulane sharing the honor, while Kelia Shelton of Louisiana Tech took the... more »
February 11, 2013 10:51 AM
UNDATED - There are eight games on the NBA schedule tonight, with one team looking for an eighth straight victory.
The Boston Celtics have no time to rest after an exciting 118-114 triple overtime win over the Denver Nuggets last night. Tonight, they are in Charlotte to play the... more »
February 8, 2013 10:32 AM
UNDATED - The hottest team in the NBA returns to the court after a night off.
The league-leading San Antonio Spurs bring an 11-game winning streak into their outing at Detroit. The Pistons will be looking to avoid a fourth straight loss. Also this evening, Eastern Conference leader Miami... more »
February 8, 2013 10:29 AM
BATON ROUGE - LSU travels to Alabama this weekend, hoping to extend a three-game winning streak which includes back-to-back one-point wins for the first time since 1982.
The hoops Tigers scraped out wins with single-digit margins in four of their last five games. The wins pushed them to 13-7... more »
February 7, 2013 10:40 PM
HUNTSVILLE, Texas - Dontae Cannon tied the game with 3 seconds to play in regulation, then scored again with a second to play in overtime to lift McNeese State to a 59-58 win over Sam Houston State Thursday night. Cannon finished with 19 points, eight rebounds and four assists for... more »
February 7, 2013 5:58 PM
OXFORD, Miss. - Mississippi forward Demarco Cox will miss the remainder of the season because of a stress fracture in his left foot. The 6-foot-8, 272-pound junior has already missed extended time because of the injury. He's played in just seven games, averaging 1.6 points and 1.1 rebounds. But there... more »
February 7, 2013 2:45 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Josh Davis recorded his 12th double-double of the season as Tulane snapped a two-game losing streak by beating Marshall 91-75 Wednesday night in a Conference USA contest. Davis had 23 points and 12 rebounds and was supported by 19 points from Ricky Tarrant and 16 from Kendall... more »
February 5, 2013 10:15 PM
LSU great Bob Pettit attended the monthly Johnny Jones basketball luncheon Tuesday. The 11-time NBA All-Star talked about the direction of the LSU program, a direction he says he's enjoyed thus far.
"Whenever they throw that press on the other team that's exciting," said the six-foot-nine former forward. "It's... more »
February 1, 2013 11:25 AM
BATON ROUGE- The LSU men's basketball team, off its biggest win of the season over No. 17 Missouri Wednesday, now tries to take that same intensity on the road Saturday when the Tigers face the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Humphrey Coliseum. LSU is 11-7 overall and 2-5 in the league... more »
January 25, 2013 11:10 AM
BATON ROUGE- Fresh off its first win in the Southeastern Conference against Texas A&M, the LSU Tigers play their next game Saturday in Lexington against the Kentucky Wildcats. LSU defeated Texas A&M, 58-54, after rallying from being down 14 points twice in the first half of play at the Pete... more »
January 24, 2013 10:43 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Hornets are a few hours away from the expected announcement that they're changing their name to the Pelicans.
A countdown clock on the team's website is ticking down to a 3 p.m. reveal, which is widely believed to be owner Tom Benson's rebranding... more »
January 24, 2013 10:38 AM
UNDATED - There are only three games being played tonight in the NBA. The Pacific Division leading Clippers take their 32-11 record to Phoenix to face the Suns while Atlantic Division leader New York is in Boston to play the Celtics. In the final game, Orlando is home to Toronto.... more »
January 23, 2013 5:18 PM
NEW ORLEANS - People familiar with the decision say the New Orleans Hornets have decided to change their name to the Pelicans next season. The people spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the Hornets have not announced the decision. One person says the proposed name... more »
January 23, 2013 5:53 AM
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Texas A&M followed its big win at Kentucky with two straight losses, and the young team is trying to get back on track when it travels to LSU on Wednesday.
The Aggies need to string some wins together in Southeastern Conference play to avoid missing... more »
January 22, 2013 6:56 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU assistant women's basketball coach Tony Perotti is out of jail on bond after his arrest this weekend in suspicion of a drunken bar disturbance.
Perotti was charged with disturbing the peace and two counts of remaining after forbidden when he was booked into the East... more »
January 22, 2013 4:58 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Ryan Anderson scored 27 points and the New Orleans Hornets survived a second half without Anthony Davis in a 114-105 victory over Sacramento on Monday.
Anderson scored 17 points in the second quarter, making 5 of 8 3-point attempts, when the Hornets raced to a 64-39... more »
January 17, 2013 10:23 AM
UNDATED - Today's four-game NBA schedule tips off in London, where the Knicks and Pistons will have at it in the O2 Arena used for last summer's Olympics (3 p.m. Eastern).
New York is 24-13 and holds a two-game lead over Brooklyn atop the Atlantic Division standings. Detroit is... more »
January 16, 2013 9:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - Michael Carrera's 23 points led four South Carolina players in double figures as the Gamecocks defeated LSU 80-73 in overtime Wednesday night to give first-year coach Frank Martin his first Southeastern Conference victory. Carrera scored 21 points after halftime, including 10 in overtime, when the Gamecocks (11-5,... more »
January 16, 2013 10:32 AM
MINNEAPOLIS - Kevin Love is expected to return sometime in March after undergoing surgery on his broken right hand. The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Tuesday that the operation to repair Love's third and fourth metacarpal bones was successful. The procedure was done by Dr. Michelle Carson at the Hospital for Special... more »
January 15, 2013 10:43 AM
BATON ROUGE - Amos Olatayo of ULM earned the most votes in a tight choice for men's player of the week while KK Bain of Nicholls State and Adrienne Webb of LSU split the women's votes as chosen for the weekly honor by a panel of Louisiana Sports Writers Association... more »
January 11, 2013 11:58 AM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU men's basketball team draws a tough foe for its opening home Southeastern Conference game as it plays host to the nationally-ranked Florida Gators Saturday. Florida enters the game ranked No. 11 in the Associated Press poll and No. 9 in the USA Today Coaches Poll... more »
January 11, 2013 10:39 AM
UNDATED - There are 11 games on the schedule this evening in the NBA. In Memphis the top two teams in the Southwest Division are squaring off as the Grizzlies play host to the Spurs. San Antonio comes in with a 2 ½ game lead over the Grizzlies. The 20-14... more »
January 7, 2013 4:41 PM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Southeastern Conference has taken a major step backward since last year, when it was the home of the national champion and had the most NBA draft picks of any league. The SEC enters league play Tuesday with a losing record against each of the other five... more »
December 31, 2012 9:01 AM
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Miami Hurricanes senior center Reggie Johnson will miss much of the Atlantic Coast Conference season with a broken left thumb.
Coach Jim Larranaga says Johnson is expected to be sidelined six to eight weeks.
A starter since his sophomore season, Johnson has already missed... more »
December 21, 2012 4:38 PM
BATON ROUGE- LSU was able to hold-off McNeese State Friday afternoon.
But not without scaring some fans. The game final: 82-75.
Junior forward Theresa Plaisance finished with 21 points and 14 rebounds.
Freshman guard Danielle Ballard scored 21 points for the second straight game.
More on... more »
December 19, 2012 8:14 PM
BATON ROUGE- A 19-year-old is in critical condition at an area hospital after he was shot in the chest at a park.
Baton Rouge Police said the shooting was the result of an argument over a basketball game.
The shooting happened around 5 p.m. Wednesday at the park... more »
December 19, 2012 10:40 AM
UNDATED - Duke is in action tonight for the first time since climbing to the top of the Associated Press men's basketball poll. The Blue Devils carry a season-opening nine-game winning streak into their game against visiting Cornell. No. 11 Cincinnati takes on Xavier for the first time since their... more »
December 18, 2012 10:22 AM
UNDATED - The Golden State Warriors are back home following a sensational 6-1 road trip that included wins at Brooklyn, Miami and Atlanta. It was the team's best trip of at least six games since winning four of seven during the 1970-71 season. The East Coast trek has the Warriors... more »
December 17, 2012 10:43 AM
UNDATED - The Los Angeles Lakers can celebrate consecutive wins for the first time in nearly a month. Sunday night in Philadelphia Kobe Bryant scored 34 points and Metta World Peace added 19 points and a career-high 16 rebounds in a 111-98 win over the 76ers. Elsewhere, Jose Calderon had... more »
December 12, 2012 10:39 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Jordan Crawford scored 26 points and the Washington Wizards spoiled the return of overall No. 1 pick Anthony Davis, beating the New Orleans Hornets 77-70 on Tuesday night.
Bradley Beal added 15 points for the Wizards, who trailed by as many as 13 and never led... more »
December 10, 2012 10:30 AM
UNDATED - The marquee game of the night in the NBA will be played in Miami as the Heat play host to Atlanta.
In the NBA's Southeast Division, Miami stands on top with a record of 13-5, while the Hawks are 12-5. Atlanta is red-hot, having won 9 of... more »
December 5, 2012 1:25 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Could the New Orleans Hornets be going through a name change?
Reports and speculation suggest a color scheme and name change could be coming for the NBA franchise.
Saints owner Tom Benson bought the Hornets this April for a reported $338 million in an attempt... more »
December 4, 2012 9:47 PM
NEW ORLEANS- Enjoy rooting for the Hornets? You'll have to change your chant.
The NBA team will likely go by the Pelicans next season.
Tom Benson recently bought the team. Benson also owns the Saints and a TV station in New Orleans.
The name isn't new to... more »
December 3, 2012 12:05 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU's Shavon Coleman has been named Southeastern Conference Player of the Week. Coleman, from Thibodaux, has scored in double figures each of the last four games and again came off the bench to score 14-of-his-18 points in the second half as he helped the Tigers rally from... more »
November 23, 2012 10:48 AM
UNDATED - It's back to basketball after the NBA took a day off yesterday to celebrate Thanksgiving. Play resumes tonight with 12 games on the schedule including the two teams with the best record in the league. The Knicks visit Houston, while Memphis hosts the Lakers. New York and the... more »
November 21, 2012 10:40 AM
GRINNELL, Iowa - Jack Taylor scored 138 points to shatter the NCAA scoring record in Division III Grinnell's 179-104 victory over Faith Baptist Bible Tuesday night.
Taylor made 27 of 71 3-point attempts, was 52 of 108 overall from the field and added seven free throws on 10 attempts... more »