4:45 LRN Sportscast

The Saints were without their top running backs and starting safety Marcus Williams, but still crushed the Carolina Panthers 33-7. New Orleans Quarterback Drew Brees tossed three touchdown passes and the defense intercepted five passes. Defensive end Trey Hendrickson says he’s not surprised they didn’t miss a beat…
cut 17 (18) “…this thing”
The Saints will host the Chicago Bears this Sunday in an NFC playoff matchup. Since the game is on a Sunday, it increases the chances running back Alvin Kamara can return after testing positive for COVID. Safety Malcolm Jenkins says the team understands the importance of avoiding a COVID outbreak now that the postseason has arrived…
cut 10 (12) “…the playoffs”

The LSU basketball team fell to 1-1 in SEC play as they lost to Florida in Gainesville, 83-79. Field goal percentage was the key stat, as the Gators shot 50-percent from the field, while the Tigers shot 41-percent. LSU Coach Will Wade says his team missed a lot of shots near the rim
cut 20 (20) “….to finish.”
The Tigers will host Georgia on Wednesday.

Several LSU football players have announced they will return next season, including starting guard Ed Ingram, linebacker Micah Baskerville and defensive tackle Glen Logan. Linebacker Jabril Cox has announced he’s entering the draft, while tight end Arik Gilbert has reportedly entered the NCAA transfer portal.