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  • LSU hoops brings Christmas cheer to children at OLOL

    December 16, 2014 10:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU men's basketball team visted with children at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital Tuesday afternoon, singing Christmas carols for the children and their families and trying to spread some holiday cheer. "It was one of the best off-the-court team experiences I've ever had," said... more »
  • LSU hoops overcomes rust, injury to beat Sam Houston State 76-67

    December 13, 2014 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Jordan Mickey scored 21 points and collected a career-high 15 rebounds as LSU defeated Sam Houston State 76-67 on Saturday. It was the first game for LSU in 9 days after taking time off for finals, and the rust showed as the Bearkats took... more »
  • Gray's 25 leads LSU to 82-60 win over UMass

    December 2, 2014 10:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Josh Gray scored a game-high 25 points, and the LSU Tigers played their best game of the young basketball season to beat UMass 82-60 Tuesday night at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. "(I was) just trying to run my team and you know lead my team... more »
  • Plans proceeding for McNeese basketball arena

    July 28, 2014 9:47 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - McNeese State University Athletic Director Bruce Hemphill says McNeese's plans for building an on-campus basketball arena are "moving forward quickly." Hemphill tells The American Press (http://bit.ly/1mUplDE ) that the school has secured financing for the project and signed contracts with a local architect. A start date has... more »
  • LSU Lady Tigers add transfer Alexis Hyder

    July 8, 2014 1:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Lady Tigers have added North Texas transfer Alexis Hyder to their squad. LSU coach Nikki Caldwell, who announced the addition of Hyder on Tuesday, says the 5-foot-11 forward will sit out next season and will be eligible to play as a junior in the 2015-16... more »
  • Second SEC-Big12 Challenge to be held in December

    May 7, 2014 4:41 PM

    BRISTOL, Ct. - National runner-up Kentucky will face Texas and Florida will play Kansas in the 2nd annual SEC-Big 12 Challenge. All 10 Big 12 teams and 10 of the 14 Southeastern Conference teams will play in the event from Dec. 3-6, it was announced Wednesday. Auburn and Texas Tech,... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • NCAA Women's Final gets high TV rating

    April 9, 2014 9:55 PM

    BRISTOL, Conn. - The championship game between two undefeated teams drew the highest television rating for women's basketball in a decade. UConn's 79-58 win over Notre Dame on ESPN on Tuesday earned a 2.8 rating. That's the best since a 3.5 for the UConn-Tennessee final in 2004. The Huskies' big... more »
  • Lady Tigers arrive in Louisville for Sweet 16 showdown

    March 28, 2014 4:16 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The LSU Lady Tigers arrived at Spalding University Friday afternoon for their first practice in the Bluegrass State. LSU will take on the hosting third-seeded Louisville Lady Cardinals 1:30pm CT on Sunday at the KFC Yum! Center. The game will be televised on ESPN2, and... more »
  • SEC showing its depth in NCAA women's tournament

    March 27, 2014 9:46 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Southeastern Conference is flexing its muscles in the women's NCAA tournament. With five teams in the Sweet 16 the SEC is looking to end its five-year absence from the Final Four. This is the first year at least five SEC teams have reached the regional... more »
  • Update: LSU's Moncrief ruled out for season, Kenney in question

    March 25, 2014 8:38 PM

    LSU coach Nikki Caldwell says Raigyne Moncreif's knee injury is season-ending. The coach also says LSU will be "very cautious" in handling Jeanne Kenney's playing status after the senior guard was diagnosed with a concussion during the Lady Tigers' second-round victory over West Virginia in the NCAA tournament. Moncrief's left... more »
  • Vols play their way from bubble to Sweet 16

    March 25, 2014 7:44 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tn. - The do-or-die nature of the NCAA tournament is nothing new to Tennessee. Tennessee (24-12) has been playing with virtually no margin for error since late February after splitting its first 14 Southeastern Conference games. That made the Volunteers primed for the postseason once they earned an NCAA... more »
  • 5 OT games most in NCAA Tournament round of 64

    March 21, 2014 10:46 PM

    With four games still to be completed, the NCAA tournament's round of 64 has never had this many games go to overtime. When Stephen F. Austin made an improbable rally to force OT against VCU in San Diego, it was the fifth overtime game of what is now called the... more »
  • Obama picks Michigan St. as men's basketball champ

    March 19, 2014 12:11 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is picking Michigan State to win the NCAA men's basketball championship over defending champion Louisville. In what has become an annual March Madness tradition at the White House, Obama filled out a bracket in a segment broadcast on ESPN Wednesday. Florida and Arizona rounded out... more »
  • LSU goes down vs Georgia on Senior Night

    March 8, 2014 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Charles Mann had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and Georgia defeated LSU, 69-61, in the regular season finale for both teams on Saturday. Kenny Gaines made six of seven 3-pointers he attempted and finished with 20 points for the Bulldogs (18-12, 12-6 Southeastern Conference), who'll be... more »
  • Florida downs LSU 79-61 for 21st straight win

    March 1, 2014 9:18 PM

    GAINESVILLE, Fl. - Dorian Finney-Smith scored 16 points, and top-ranked Florida used a season-high 13 3-pointers to overwhelm LSU 79-61 on Saturday and extend its school-record winning streak to 21 games. Casey Prather and Michael Frazier II added 14 points apiece for the Gators, who also won their 31st straight... more »
  • Lady Tigers fall on senior night

    February 27, 2014 9:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Lady Tigers fell Thursday night to the Tennessee Lady Vols, __-__. LSU dug themselves a hole in the first half, with a 42-21 halftime score. Seniors Theresa Plaisance, Shanece McKinney, and Jeanne Kenney all celebrated senior night with festivities before the game. ... more »
  • LSU dominates A&M in SEC rematch, 68-49

    February 26, 2014 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The talk going into the SEC matchup Wednesday night was all about getting 'revenge' from a 83-73 Tiger loss in College Station two weeks earlier. While the team and head coach Johnny Jones downplayed the notion of having retribution in the A&M-LSU matchup, the 68-49 Tigers... more »
  • Southern Men's, Women's Hoops Top Miss. Valley State

    February 17, 2014 10:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - On a night Southern University deemed Blue Monday, the Jaguar men's and women's basketball teams scored wins over Mississippi Valley State. The women beat the Delta Devils 70-65, and the men survived a scare of their own, as MVSU took a second half lead before the... more »
  • Arkansas downs LSU 81-70 in front of Clinton

    February 15, 2014 9:53 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ar. - Ky Madden scored 21 points as Arkansas rallied in the second half for an 81-70 win over LSU in front of former President Bill Clinton on Saturday. Coty Clarke added 16 points for the Razorbacks (16-9, 5-7 Southeastern Conference), who honored the school's six Final Four teams... more »
  • Father-son combo working for Southern basketball Play Video

    February 12, 2014 11:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars are out to a 9-1 start in SWAC play so far this year, leading the conference. Their secret weapon is a dynamic duo of father and son: head coach Roman Banks and freshman point guard Tre'lun. Being a coach's son cut down... more »
  • Texas A&M rallies past LSU 83-73

    February 12, 2014 10:31 PM

    COLLEGE STATION, Tx. - Jamal Jones scored 19 points as Texas A&M earned its first victory over LSU as a fellow Southeastern Conference member after jetting past the Tigers 83-73 on Wednesday night. The Aggies (14-10, 5-6) dominated the Tigers in bench points (33-4) and points in the paint (36-26).... more »
  • #19 Texas A&M edges #16 LSU 72-67

    February 9, 2014 4:55 PM

    COLLEGE STATION, Tx. - Courtney Walker scored 22 points, going 10 of 20 from the field and making a critical layup in the game's final minute as No. 19 Texas A&M edged No. 16 LSU 72-67 on Sunday. With Texas A&M (18-6, 8-2 SEC) leading by a point, Walker made... more »
  • LSU gets much-needed win at home vs Auburn

    February 8, 2014 9:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Johnny O'Bryant III had 19 points and 10 rebounds, Andre Stringer added 18 points and seven assists, and LSU snapped Auburn's three-game winning streak, 87-80 on Saturday. LSU (15-7, 6-4 southeastern Conference) had five players in double figures in all while improving to 11-2 at home. Anthony... more »
  • #16 LSU women beat Missouri, 75-58

    February 6, 2014 9:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Theresa Plaisance scored 20 points and Jeanne Kenney added 19 to lead No. 16 LSU past Missouri 75-58 Thursday night. Lianna Doty found Kayla McDowell for a layup with 15:57 to play, pulling Missouri within six, 46-40. LSU (18-5, 7-3 SEC) responded with a 14-0 run which... 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 »
  • Texas A&M downs Mississippi St 72-52

    February 5, 2014 10:14 PM

    COLLEGE STATION, Tx. - Texas A&M snapped a five-game losing streak with a 72-52 victory over Mississippi State on Wednesday night before 4,626 fans in Reed Arena. Jamal Jones led the Aggies with 20 points and fellow forward Kourtney Roberson followed with 14. The Aggies (13-9, 4-5 SEC) and Bulldogs... more »
  • #13 Kentucky tops #14 LSU 63-56

    February 2, 2014 1:52 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - Bria Goss scored 11 points, including two clutch free throws with 10.8 seconds remaining, to lift No. 13 Kentucky to a 63-56 win over 14th-ranked LSU Sunday at Memorial Coliseum. The Wildcats (17-5, 5-4 Southeastern Conference) rebounded from Thursday's 58-56 setback at Georgia and ended the Lady... more »
  • LSU basketball still set for 8pm Tuesday vs UK

    January 28, 2014 1:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As of noon CT on Tuesday, plans for the Southeastern Conference men's basketball game between LSU and Kentucky are still moving forward for the game to be played as scheduled at 8 p.m. The nationally-televised contest on ESPN will be played at the Pete Maravich Assembly... more »
  • LSU "moving forward" with plans to play UK Tuesday night

    January 27, 2014 4:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Athletics Department announced Monday afternoon that as of 4:30 p.m., the plans for the Southeastern Conference men's basketball game between LSU and Kentucky are still moving forward for the game to be played as scheduled on Tuesday night at 8 p.m. The nationally-televised contest... more »
  • LSU too much for Missouri in the paint, wins 77-71

    January 21, 2014 8:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers kept their momentum going from the Vanderbilt win, downing Missouri 77-71 Tuesday night at the Pete Maravich Center. Shavon Coleman led all LSU scores with 19 points, while Johnny O'Bryant III added 16 in the winning effort. Freshman Jordan Mickey also registered... more »
  • O'Bryant the catalyst for LSU's offense Play Video

    January 20, 2014 8:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU offense got off to a hot start and didn't look back against Vanderbilt Saturday afternoon. Much of the credit for that can go straight to the big man down low: Johnny O'Bryant III. "Johnny once he gets going is hard to stop," said... more »
  • Southern Miss wins at home vs Louisiana Tech, 80-71

    January 19, 2014 3:57 PM

    HATTIESBURG, Ms. - Daveon Boardingham scored 20 points and Southern Miss outlasted Louisiana Tech 80-71 on Sunday. Michael Craig added 17 and grabbed 12 rebounds for Tech while the team made 28-of-38 free throw attempts. Southern Miss (16-3, 3-1 Conference USA) carried an eight point advantage leading into the second... 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 »
  • Caldwell Enjoying Lady Tigers' Added Depth

    January 14, 2014 2:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After making a Sweet 16 run last year with only seven players available, at times, the Lady Tiger basketball team is relieved to see reliable depth finally back on the bench in 2014. ""This year having the depth is amazing," said senior forward Theresa Plaisance. "I... more »
  • LSU passes UAB test, 86-63

    December 21, 2013 7:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The UAB Blazers came into Saturday's game leading the country in rebounds - while they did out-rebound LSU(48-39), it wouldn't matter as the Tigers cruised to the 86-63 win. Leading all scorers was Johnny O'Bryant III with 17 points and five rebounds, Jordan Mickey added 12... more »
  • LSU's Moncrief gets SEC freshman nod

    December 2, 2013 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southeastern Conference named LSU's Raigyne Moncrief as their Freshman of the Week after she helped lead LSU to the Barclays Invitational championship this weekend. Moncrief, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., combined for 40 points, 12 rebounds and 11 steals in wins over Rutgers and... more »
  • LSU handles St. Joseph's 82-65

    November 29, 2013 10:38 AM

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Andre Stringer scored 18 points and Jarell Martin added 15 as LSU beat St. Joseph's 82-65 Thursday night at the Old Spice Classic. Jordan Mickey added 14 points for the Tigers (4-1), who will face No. 21 Memphis in a semifinal Friday. St. Joseph's (2-2)... more »
  • Ranked title showdown for Black Friday

    November 29, 2013 10:32 AM

    UNDATED - Those shopping for Black Friday college basketball have plenty to choose from including a top-25 showdown in New York. No. 4 Arizona and sixth-ranked Duke face off for the title in the NIT Season Tipoff in New York. Arizona goes into the championship game with a 20-2 mark... more »
  • New rule changes an adjustment for LSU basketball Play Video

    November 14, 2013 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers fell behind UMASS early in their 92-90 opening day loss, in part, due to several players getting into foul trouble. Much of that foul trouble came from players adjusting to college basketball's new hand check rule. Arm or hand contact with the... more »
  • Keady, Massimino headline Hall of Fame class

    April 1, 2013 8:12 PM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Longtime coaches Gene Keady and Rollie Massimino, and former U.S. congressman Tom McMillen, headline the 2013 class that will be inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame. Keady began his career at Western Kentucky before going 512-270 during 25 years at Purdue, while Massimino spent... more »
  • Louisville's Ware recovering after gruesome injury

    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 »
  • Plenty of ranked teams in action

    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 »
  • Two college men's Top 25 matchups

    February 11, 2013 10:48 AM

    UNDATED - The top team in action in men's college basketball in the AP Top 25 is No. 5 Kansas. The Jayhawks are at home to play No. 13 Kansas State. The Jayhawks have lost three in a row and are in danger of their longest losing streak in... more »
  • Hoosiers look for another conference win

    February 7, 2013 10:43 AM

    UNDATED - Indiana, the top team in The Associated Press poll, is on the road tonight in Champaign for a game with Illinois. The Hoosiers, who are 20-2, staked claim to the No. 1 ranking with an 81-73 win over then No. 1 Michigan on Saturday. The only other... more »
  • Is it the Wolverines' turn?

    January 28, 2013 10:25 AM

    UNDATED - It is more than likely there will be a new No. 1 when this week's AP college basketball poll is released today. And it's a good bet it will be Michigan. Duke currently sits atop the rankings, but the Blue Devils got blown out by No. 25 Miami... more »
  • Top-ranked Duke, former No. 1 Indiana in action

    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 »
  • LSU No. 4 in Collegiate Baseball Recruiting Rankings

    September 26, 2012 10:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - LSU is No. 4 in the annual Collegiate Baseball magazine recruiting rankings released on Tuesday, marking the fifth time in six years the Tigers are in the Top 10 of the survey. LSU was No. 1 in 2007 and 2010, No. 3 in 2009 and No.... more »
  • National title game tips in New Orleans

    April 2, 2012 8:57 AM

    The college basketball season reaches its climax tonight as Kentucky (37-2) squares off with Kansas (32-6) in the national championship. The game tips at 8:23 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Kentucky is trying to win its first national title since 1998, while Kansas last won in 2008. more »
  • Marlin completes staff at Louisiana-Lafayette

    April 21, 2010 8:43 AM

    Neil Hardin has been named assistant men's basketball coach at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, completing the staff for new head coach Bob Marlin. Hardin has been by Marlin's side throughout his coaching career including the past 12 seasons at Sam Houston State in Texas. Hardin helped direct Sam... more »
  • Coaching carousel continues in college basketball

    March 29, 2010 9:55 AM

    The coaching carousel continued in college basketball, with Iowa luring Fran McCaffery from Siena after he went 112-and-51 in five seasons. McCaffery replaced Todd Lickliter, who was fired after Iowa went 10-22 this year. In other moves, Kevin Willard is leaving Iona to become Seton Hall's new coach.... more »
  • LSU's Hightower named player of the week

    December 8, 2009 8:18 AM

    LSU's Allison Hightower was named Louisiana Women's Basketball Player of the Week by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association for her performance in the Lady Tigers' 77-74 win over Louisiana Tech in Ruston. Hightower scored a career-high 32 points, the most by an LSU player since 2006 and the fourth... more »
  • Lady Tigers hold off Louisiana Tech

    December 2, 2009 7:30 AM

    Allison Hightower scored 32 points to help No. 7 LSU hold off Louisiana Tech 77-74 Tuesday in Ruston. LSU is 6-0 on the season, and the Lady Tigers have now won 31 straight over other Louisiana schools. Up next for LSU-New Orleans on Dec.13. more »
  • LSU Lady Tigers rout Loyola in exhibition game

    November 11, 2009 9:08 AM

    The ninth-ranked LSU Lady Tigers used an 18-point team high performance from senior guard Allison Hightower to rout Loyola of New Orleans 78-43 Tuesday night at the Maravich Assembly Center. The contest was the Lady Tigers' only exhibition game of the season. They officially open the 2009-2010 season against... more »
  • Lady Tigers enter season highest ranked SEC team

    November 9, 2009 9:29 AM

    LSU's Lady Tigers enter the 2009-10 season as the highest ranked team in the Southeastern Conference at No. 9 in the polls. The Lady Tigers tip off the season Tuesday at 7 p.m. against Loyola of New Orleans at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Coach Van Chancellor said... more »
  • Nicholls State gets first-place nod in SLC

    November 5, 2009 10:29 AM

    Nicholls State, Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston State were favorites in the Southland Conference men's preseason basketball poll. Nicholls State was the sports information directors choice while Stephen F. Austin was the coaches' favorite in the East Division race. Sam Houston swept the West's top spots in... more »
  • Kansas grabs top spot in preseason college basketball poll

    October 29, 2009 7:38 AM

    The defending national champion Kansas Jayhawks grabbed the top spot in the USA Today-ESPN men's college basketball preseason poll. The Jayhawks finished 27-8 in 2008, winning the title by beating Memphis in overtime 75-68 in San Antonio. Michigan State, Texas, North Carolina and Kentucky rounded out the top... more »
  • Eight former Tigers on NBA rosters

    September 30, 2009 11:19 PM

    A total of eight former LSU men's basketball players including two off last year's 2009 SEC Championship team are in NBA Training Camps that opened Tuesday around the league. Marcus Thornton, a second round choice of the Miami Heat who was subsequently traded to the New Orleans Hornets, is... more »
  • Sue Gunter Classic coming to LSU

    September 25, 2009 10:49 AM

    The LSU Women's Basketball program announced it will honor the late Sue Gunter, the winningest head coach in Lady Tigers history, with a tournament December 15-16 at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. The inaugural Sue Gunter Classic will feature LSU, Louisiana-Lafayette, North Carolina A&T and Houston Baptist. In... more »

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