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The LSU men’s basketball team is turning the season around after showing great determination in their 75 to 74 buzzer beating win over 17th ranked Kentucky. The Tigers shot 45 percent from the three point line, but won the game on a late tip-in by Tyrell Ward. LSU Head Coach Matt McMahon says that the fans created a winning atmosphere for the Tigers.

Cut 21 (14) “…build on.”

LSU will host Mississippi State at 7:30 pm on Saturday.

The LSU women’s basketball team will look to avenge their loss to Auburn tonight when the two face off in the P-MAC at 8 pm. LSU only shot 41.8 percent from the field in the previous matchup and that’s an aspect of the game that Head Coach Kim Mulkey says needs to be fixed in order for Tigers to win tonight.

And the Pelicans will resume their season after the All-Star break by hosting the Rockets tonight at 7 pm.

LSU baseball will open its second 4 game series today at the Box against Northern Illinois. LSU Head Coach Jay Johnson will start UCLA transfer Gage Jump tonight. Johnson says that Jump will only get about 40 to 50 pitches in his start, but Jump says that he’s excited to just get on the mound.

Cut 19 (15) “… be fun.”

The Tigers will host Northern Illinois in the Box at 2 pm on the SEC Network+.

In college basketball news, ULM and UL-Lafayette will face off tonight in Monroe with tipoff at 7:30 pm on ESPN+. UL-Lafayette won the previous matchup between these two teams 80 to 72 on January 31st and the Cajuns are favored to win again tonight. Louisiana Tech will also be in action tonight as the Bulldogs will travel to El Paso to take on UTEP at 8 pm.

And in college softball news, LSU will host Boise State tonight at 6 pm to kick off the Tiger Classic.

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The LSU men’s basketball team will host 17th ranked Kentucky tonight in the PMAC. The Wildcats are currently averaging 88 points a game, which is third in the nation, and are shooting 41 percent from the three-point line, which leads the country. LSU Head Coach Matt McMahon says that LSU will have to play great transition defense in order to keep up with Kentucky’s fast paced play.

Cut 16 (20) “… transition attack.”

The game will tip off at 8pm tonight on ESPN.

In high school football news, Carencro Head Coach Tony Courville has retired after seven seasons with the program.

And in college softball news, the Ragin Cajuns softball team defeated LA Tech yesterday 9 to 3 to improve to 6 and 5 on the season.

Last night was a very successful night for the UL-Lafayette baseball team as the Cajuns cruised to an 11 to 3 win over McNeese. The Cajuns started off hot as they posted eight runs in the bottom of the first inning sending 11 batters to the plate. The Ragin Cajuns will be in action against Rice this weekend.

ULM also had a big night with their 13 to 3 win over Grambling. Warhawk outfielder Easton Winfield was a home run shy of hitting the cycle and four ULM players recorded multiple RBI’s. The Warhawks will face Murray State on Friday with first pitch at 6 pm.

In other baseball news, Tulane defeated Nicholls in a close game yesterday 3 to 2 and LSU will start a four game series in the box tomorrow against Northern Illinois and Stony Brook with first pitch against Northern Illinois at 2 pm.

And Louisiana Christian has named Ben McLaughlin as its new head football coach according to the Town Talk. Ben McLaughlin is the school’s all-time leading passer and has been serving as the offensive coordinator at Alexandria Senior High.

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Louisiana lawmakers convene at 1 pm today to begin a special session that’s designed to pass legislation to reduce crime. Jeanne Burns has more…
Cut 3 (35) “…I’m Jeanne Burns.”

LSU running back Trey Holly, who faces three felony charges, says he’s been falsely accused in a shooting that took place in Farmerville on February ninth that injured two people. Holly released the statement on social media. He’s one of three people charged with attempted second degree murder.

A new study out of Tulane finds the state could probably lose the vast majority of its wetlands if nothing is done over the next 10 to 20 years to slow the rate of sea level rise. Geology professor Torbjorn Tornqvist (Tor Be Urn Torn Quist) says some areas will be almost entirely flooded toward the end of the century…
cut 8 (09) “…again confirms”
Tornqvist says reducing carbon emissions would reduce the rate of wetland loss.

The first of three episodes of the popular PBS show Antiques Roadshow that were taped in Louisiana will air tonight at 7 PM. Next Monday they’ll have a special Behind the Scenes Episode. L-P-B program director Jason Viso says it’s an exclusive treat for fans….
cut 5 (08) “…real find”
The episodes were shot at the LSU Rural Life Museum in Baton Rouge.

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The LSU 2024 baseball season begins today at 2 pm when the Tigers take on VMI in the box. LSU will have Thatcher Hurd starting on the mound and LSU catcher Alex Milazzo says that everyone on the team is excited to see the junior right hander.

Cut 17 (12) “… for you.”

The first pitch will be at 2 pm on the SECNetwork+

LSU running back Trey Holly is behind bars in Union Parish. He and two others have been charged with attempted second degree murder for a shooting that happened last Friday night in Farmerville that injured two others. Tiger Rag Editor Todd Horne says LSU has issued a statement that says Holly has been indefinitely suspended…

cut 29 (07) “…judicial process”

Holly’s attorney Kelvin Rodgers, told the Advocate that Holly did not do what he’s accused of doing.

College baseball will kick off around the state today as the ULM Warhawks begin their 2024 baseball season by hosting Missouri State at 4 pm. ULM Head Coach Mike Federico is excited to have his veteran group healthy this season, especially those on the mound.

Cut 18 (14) “… standpoint”

The Ragin Cajuns will host Wright State at 6 pm with the game on ESPN+ and Louisiana Tech will host Northern Colorado at 4 pm. McNeese is also in action taking on 8th ranked Texas A&M at 6 pm on the SEC Network +.

In college basketball news, Louisiana Tech managed to defeat Jacksonville State last night 63 to 58, ULM handed Southern Miss their first home loss in Sun Belt play 68 to 59, and UL-Lafayette won their fourth straight on the road against Old Dominion 68 to 60.

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LSU Baseball will open the 2024 season in the box this weekend as the Tigers will face VMI tomorrow and Central Arkansas on Saturday. Thatcher Hurd will get the start against VMI and former Alabama ace Luke Holman will start against Central Arkansas. LSU Head Coach Jay Johnson says that Tiger fans should be excited for Holman’s debut.

Cut 19 (18) “… what we are doing.”

LSU will host VMI at 2:00 pm tomorrow and the game will be on ESPN+

The Pelicans defeated the Wizards 133 to 126 yesterday. Zion Williamson had a big night with 36 points, 6 rebounds, as well as 8 assists and CJ McCollum also had a great performance scoring 26 points on the night. The Pelicans are now 33 and 22 heading into the All-Star break which is their best record at this point in the season, since moving to New Orleans.

The Ragin Cajuns men’s basketball team will begin a four game road stretch starting with Old Dominion tonight. U-L Lafayette is currently 4th in the Sun Belt standings with a record of 8 and 4 in Sun Belt play and Cajuns Head Coach Bob Marlin said that he wants to keep it that way.

Cut 16 (23) “… at that time.”

The Ragin Cajuns and Monarchs will tip off at 6pm tonight.

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will look to snap their two game losing streak tonight as they host Jacksonville State who have a record of 4 and 6 against Conference USA opponents.

The ULM Warhawks will also be in action tonight as they visit the Southern Miss Golden Eagles. Both teams won their previous two games and tip off will be at 7:30 pm on ESPN+.

 

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LSU Football had a successful signing day yesterday as six players signed through the transfer portal including three defensive backs, two receivers, and former Vanderbilt quarterback AJ Swann, who LSU Head Coach Brian Kelly is excited to have on campus.

Cut 20 (17) “ … quarterback position.”

LSU will begin spring practice on March 5th and their spring game will be on April 13th.

ULM also had a successful National Signing Day as the Warhawks added 11 players that make its class the highest rated class at ULM in three years. The class ranks fourth in the Sun Belt and is very balanced, including 6 offensive players and 5 defensive players.

And in baseball news, UL-Lafayette shortstop Kyle DeBarge was picked to be the 2024 Sun Belt Preseason Player of the Year.

The LSU Lady Tigers take on Vanderbilt tonight after dominating the Florida Gators 106 to 66 on Sunday. After suffering two tough losses to South Carolina and Mississippi State, LSU Head Coach Kim Mulkey says that she’s proud of her team’s grit this season.

Cut 16 (16) “… game too.”

Tip off will be at 8 pm.

The New Orleans Pelicans extended their three game win streak against the Los Angeles Clippers yesterday winning 117 to 106.

The Ragin Cajuns men’s basketball team suffered their second home loss of the season against the Georgia State last night, 78 to 69. LA Tech suffered their first home loss of the season to Western Kentucky 81 to 76. ULM defeated Coastal Carolina at home, 79 to 75 and LSU could never get settled in their 88 to 68 loss on the road to Tennessee.

 

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The LSU men’s basketball team defeated Arkansas yesterday 95 to 74 and a huge factor in their win was the play of Point Guards Jalen Cook and Trae Hannibal. LSU Head Coach Matt McMahon gave Hannibal his first start of the season and he says that his team is still learning the best combinations of players on the court.

Cut 19 (13) “ … came from it.”

LSU will travel to Knoxville on Wednesday to take on the Volunteers at 6:00 pm and the game will be broadcast on the SEC Network

The LSU Lady Tigers dominated the Florida Gators yesterday 106 to 66. 106 points is now LSU’s school record for most points scored in an SEC game. Six players scored in double figures on Sunday and the Tigers were led by Hailey Van Lith’s 21 points and Aneesah Morrow’s 20 rebounds.

The New Orleans Pelicans will look to extend their two game win streak and 2 game Southwest Division lead against the Toronto Raptors tonight at 7pm. The Pelicans are playing in the Smoothie King Center and are currently 11 and a half point favorites against the Raptors.

The Ragin Cajuns men’s basketball team won their seventh straight game on Saturday against the South Alabama Jaguars 80 to 60. UL-Lafayette had three players record a double-double and Ragin Cajuns Head Coach Bob Marlin says that his team is now firing on all cylinders.

Cut 16 (16) “… talked about.”

The Ragin Cajuns will host Georgia State on Wednesday at 7:00 pm.

And in College Basketball news for tonight, Southeastern will host Incarnate Word at 6 pm, Northwestern State will travel to Nicholls with tip off at 6:30, Alcorn state will host Grambling at 7:30, and Southern will take on Jackson State at 8pm.

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The LSU Lady Tigers lost a thrilling game in the PMAC yesterday to No. 1 ranked South Carolina. The Gamecocks dominated the 4th quarter when All-American Angel Reese got into foul trouble and eventually fouled out. LSU Head Coach Kim Mulkey says that her team battled til the final buzzer no matter who was on the court, but South Carolina was just tougher.

Cut 21 (12) “… just toughness.”

LSU will visit Mississippi State on Monday.

Former LSU wide receiver Kayshon Boutte has been arrested on charges of conducting thousands of illegal bets through FanDuel when he was only 20 years old. The legal age is 21 and Boutte was able to make these bets under an alias name and birthday and placed bets while he was still at LSU.

And due to a power outage at the Cajundome, the Ragin Cajuns men’s basketball team will battle the Arkansas State Red Wolves today at 4 pm and their game against Texas State has been moved to Sunday at noon.

The LA Tech Bulldogs are on a four game win streak after defeating UTEP yesterday 68 to 54. The game featured an elite defensive performance by the Bulldogs who held the miners scoreless for a 6 minute span in the first half. ULM is now on a two game win streak as the Warhawks defeated the South Alabama Jaguars 80 to 66 yesterday and ULM Forward Makai Willis had 21 points.

LSU baseball’s opening day at the Box is just three weeks away from today. The Tigers will look to start the journey to repeat as national champions against VMI and Senior Catcher Hayden Travinski says that LSU’s projected Friday Night starter, Thatcher Hurd, is primed to have an exciting season this year, after some growing pains last year.

Cut 19 (12) “… to get to work.”

The Tigers will host VMI in the Box at 2 pm on February 16th.

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The No. 9 LSU Lady Tigers will host the No. 1 ranked South Carolina Gamecocks tonight. LSU Head Coach Kim Mulkey has not beaten South Carolina in her first two matchups as the Tigers head coach, but she says that the game has developed into an elite matchup that benefits all of women’s basketball.

Cut 15 (15) “ … women’s basketball.”

The game will tip off at 7 pm on ESPN.

In LSU Men’s Basketball news, the Tigers lost to the Georgia Bulldogs 68 to 66 in a close away game. LSU was down by 2 at the half, but battled back to take the lead late in the 2nd half, only to lose by a last second offensive surge by the Bulldogs. LSU Junior Guard Jalen Cook had 21 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assist in the game

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LA Tech Men’s basketball is on a three game winning streak heading into tonight’s matchup against UTEP. The Bulldogs have scored 154 points in their last two games and Head Coach Talvin Hester says that his team will be tough to beat on both sides of the ball tonight.

Cut 16 (10) “ … creating offense.”

The game is at 6 pm on ESPN+

The Ragin Cajuns will host the Arkansas State Red Wolves tonight after going 3 and 1 in a 4 game away stretch. UL-Lafeyete has already defeated Arkansas State this season, 84 to 77 on the 13th. The ULM Warhawks will also be in action tonight as they host the South Alabama Jaguars at 7:30 tonight on ESPN+.

And LSU has hired a new offensive coordinator as Joe Sloan will take the reins from Mike Denbrock who left for Notre Dame last year. Sloan has served as the quarterbacks coach for LSU the past two seasons and Cortez Hankton will serve as co-offensive coordinator.

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Saints long time offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael was let go today after spending 18 years with the Black and Gold. Ross Jackson, host of the Locked On Saints podcast, says that the Saints are spending most of their time looking outside of the organization for his replacement.

Cut 6 (11) “… in the NFL.”

The Saints have also let go of Senior Offensive Assistant Bob Bicknell and Wide Receivers Coach Kodi Burns.

In the 2024 NFL playoffs, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be moving on as Baker Mayfield threw three touchdown passes in the Buccaneers 32-9 win over the fifth seeded Eagles. One of those touchdown passes went to former Kentwood star Trey Palmer.

And in LSU baseball news, the Tigers are 4th in the opening 2024 D1 Baseball Preseason Poll. The Tigers are only behind Wake Forest, Florida, and Arkansas and are scheduled to play 19 games in the 2024 regular season against Preseason top 25 teams.

An influential factor in the Mavericks 125 to 120 win against New Orleans yesterday was the play of Dallas Center Dereck Lively II who had a big night with 12 rebounds. Pelicans Head Coach Willie Green says that most of Lively’s rebounds were during big moments and created key opportunities for the Mavs.

Cut 18 (23) “ … back out.”

The Pelicans will host the Hornets tomorrow with tipoff at 7pm.

McNeese is now in first place in the Southland conference after their 88 to 69 win over Lamar last night and with the success of this season the university is now receiving votes in the AP Top 25 poll for the first time in program history. Nicholls also defeated their Southland opponent, UNO, 78 to 75 last night.