445 Sportscast 12/29

The LSU men’s basketball team will start conference play tonight as they will host their SEC foe the Texas A&M Aggies in the PMAC at 6 p.m.  Both teams are 5-1 on the year, with LSU riding a 4 game winning streak heading into tonight’s contest.  Despite the Tigers’ recent success, Head coach Will Wade says there’s still some areas where the team needs to improve.

Cut 27 (14) “percentage basis”

It is unknown whether or not point guard Javonte Smart will be available for tonight’s game, he missed the game versus Nicholls due to Covid-19.

The New Orleans Pelicans are in action tonight as they travel to Phoenix to take on the Suns at 9 p.m.  New Orleans is 2-1 on the season and are looking for their second straight victory after defeating the San Antonio Spurs 98-95 in their most recent game.

New Orleans will need to play well defensively against a high-scoring suns team led by Devin Booker, who averages over 22 points per game.

Edna Karr has a chance to win its fifth straight state championship tonight as they take on top-seeded Carencro for the Class 4A title at 6 PM.

Karr is coming off a dominant 35-13 win over Easton back on December 18th, their closest game of the playoffs. The Cougars clobbered Istrouma 70-19 in the second round back on December 4th.  Karr head coach Brice Brown says the secret to their success has been staff continuity.

Cut 29 (11) “system”

On Monday, St. Thomas More beat De La Salle 35-28 to win the Division II championship.  LSU signee Jack Bech was named MVP of the game after reeling in 10 catches for 232 yards and a pair of scores.  2022 LSU QB commit Walker Howard threw for 381 yards and 4 touchdowns.