11:40 LRN Sportscast

After allowing 274 rushing yards in the loss to Texas A&M, the Tigers defense looks to bounce back this Saturday in the SEC Championship game against Georgia. LSU cornerback Mekhi Garner admits they came out flat against the Aggies…
Cut 16 (16) “…good thing”

And it’s a good day for those who have wanted an expanded college football playoff. The College Football Playoff Board of Managers announced that a 12-team playoff will begin with the 2024 season. So who will make the playoffs. The six highest ranked conference champs automatically qualify and then the next six highest-ranked teams will receive at-large bids. The top four conference champs receive a bye and seeds five through eight will host a first round playoff game on their campus. Bowl games will make up the quarterfinals and semi-finals sites. The championship game for the 2024 season will be played January 20th, 2025.

Southern will play Jackson State in the SWAC Championship game on Saturday. The Tigers trounced the Jaguars in the regular season matchup, winning 35-0. Southern Coach Eric Dooley says they need to execute better…
Cut 19 (17) “…forward to it”
Kick-off is at 3 PM in Jackson.

Zion Williamson scored a season-high 33 points as the Pelicans defeated the Raptors 126 to 108 last night. Williamson was 12 of 15 from the floor. He also grabbed ten rebounds, five assists, four steals and two block shots. Trey Murphy started for an injured Brandon Ingram and hit six three-pointers, and scored 26 points. New Orleans visits the Spurs tomorrow night.

Tonight in college hoops, Northwestern State at Stephen F Austin.