4:45 LRN Sportscast

On a day that saw several top-ranked college football teams play close games, sixth-ranked LSU easily defeated UAB 41-10 in the final home game of the season. Coach Brain Kelly said the team played well in a late-season game against a team they should beat.

Cut 16 (14) “… has shown.”

The Tigers will wrap up the regular season in College Station Saturday.

The LSU Men’s basketball team opened the Cayman Island Classic with a 77-61 win over Illinois State. The Tigers improved  to 4-0 on the season behind a spectacular 33 point performance from fifth-year senior KJ Williams. They advance to the semi-finals tomorrow at 12:30 against Akron.

SLU will host Idaho in the first round of the FCS Playoffs Saturday. The Southland Conference Champion Lions will make their fifth FCS playoff appearance in program history and second time in back-to-back years. Kickoff in Strawberry Stadium is at 6 p.m.

The Saints ended their two game losing streak behind a three touchdown performance from quarterback Andy Dalton in a 27-20 win over the Rams yesterday. Dalton and the offense were clicking for the first time in weeks, throwing for 260 yards and no interception and completing passes to nine different receivers…

Cut 19 (19) “…win today.”

The USMNT opened their 2022 World Cup with a 1-1 draw to Wales. After coming out to a 1-nothing lead in the first half, Wales tied the game with a penalty in the 82nd minute. The US will face England on Friday.

The 9-7 Pelicans will host the Warriors tonight. The defending NBA champs have had a slow start to the season and will be without Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green tonight. Meanwhile the Pelicans will look to bounce back from a loss to the Celtics before going on a two-game road trip.