6:45 LRN Sportscast

The Pelicans lost their fourth straight last night as the Milwaukee Bucks dribbled past New Orleans 128 to 119. Center Jonas Valanciunas had a season-high 37 points, but two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo had 42 points and Bucks Center Brooke Lopez added another 30 points. The four-game losing streak is the longest one of the season, but Coach Willie Green says his team will be fine…
cut 28 (28) “…back on track”
The Pels host San Antonio on Thursday night and then travel to Oklahoma City before taking a couple of days off for Christmas.

With three games left in the regular season, the four teams in the N-F-C South are within one game of each other. Tampa Bay leads the division at 6-and-8, while New Orleans, Carolina, and Atlanta are all 5-and-9. The Black and Gold could be eliminated from playoff contention if they lose to Cleveland on Sunday and the Buccaneers beat Arizona on Sunday night.

In college football news, former Louisiana Tech tackling machine Tyler Grubbs has committed to Tulane. Former Bulldogs coach Sonny Dykes has been named A-P Coach of the Year after leading T-C-U to the College Football Playoffs.

LSU women’s basketball player Angel Reese has been named ESPN”s National Player of the Week after recording three more double-doubles last week. Reese had 25 points and 20 rebounds in a blowout win over Oregon State in Hawaii on Sunday night.

Tonight, Northwestern State looks to upset 12th ranked Baylor in Waco, Texas. Both teams have eight wins on the year.