4:45 LRN Sportscast

Just a frustrating game to watch on Monday as the Saints fell to the Miami Dolphins 20-3. Rookie Ian Book had a rough NFL debut as he threw a pick-six on the second pass of his professional career and he was sacked eight times. Coach Sean Payton says it’s hard to evaluate Book’s performance because they struggled to keep him upright…
cut 16 (16) “…he does”
NFL Analyst Mike Detillier says the score could have been much worse if it wasn’t for the defense. But he says without a stable offensive line you don’t have a chance at winning…
Cut 14 (13) “…you ain’t winning.”
Only two starting offensive linemen played for the Saints last night and they were down to their eighth string offensive tackle by the end of the game.

Points could be tough to get for the Pelicans tonight as they host Cleveland. Leading scorer Brandon Ingram is doubtful with Achilles soreness, Josh Hart, who is averaging 13 points a game, is questionable with an ankle injury and New Orleans top scorer off the bench, Nickeil Alexander-Walker remains out due to COVID.

The 16th ranked LSU men’s basketball team is at 11th ranked Auburn to begin SEC play tomorrow night. LSU is 12-and-0, while Auburn is 11-and-1 and they’ve won eight in a row. Both teams are averaging around 80 points a game, while the Tigers lead the SEC in field goal percentage defense at 34-percent, while Auburn is 39-percent. Auburn likes to shoot the three-ball, knocking down 35-percent of their three-point shots. Tip-off is at 6 PM.

The SEC is off to an 0-3 start in bowl games. Auburn lost today to 20th ranked Houston 17-13 in the Birmingham Bowl. Former LSU Quarterback TJ Finley started for Auburn and threw for 227 yards and one touchdown. Auburn scored just one touchdown on the day.