4:45 LRN Sportscast

The Pelicans came out with a nail biting 119-118 win over the Timberwolves last night behind a career-high 43 point performance from Zion Williamson. Down five with just under 3 minutes left, Williamson took over, scoring the Pels last 14 straight to close out the game. New Orleans has now won their last four straight and move back into first in the Western Conference. Williamson, who has embraced the city ever since being drafted in 2019, thinks it’s time for a new era in New Orleans sports…

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LSU kicked off conference play with a bang upsetting ninth-ranked Arkansas 60-57 in the P-MAC last night. Guard Trae Hannibal led the Tigers provided a spark with 19 points off the bench and forward Derek Fountain had a 14-point double-double. The 12-1 tigers will return to action next Tuesday at 19th-ranked Kentucky

The 9th-ranked Lady Tigers will tip-off SEC play tonight in Arkansas at 6:00

The 10-2 Sun-Belt favorite Ragin’ Cajuns will begin conference play against Coastal Carolina tonight at 6:00

LSU Wide Receiver Kayshon Boutte announced yesterday he will enter the 2023 NFL Draft. The Preseason All-American and first round prospect earlier said he’d return to the team in 2023, but plans unexpectedly changed less than a week before the Citrus Bowl. The Tigers will now look to sophomore Malik Nabers to step into the leading role in the Tigers offense. Nabers led the team in receptions and yards this year and will look to continue his success with quarterback Jayden Daniels next season.

The Saints will fight to keep their slim playoff chances alive this weekend as they travel to Philadelphia to face the NFL-leading Eagles. Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts missed last week with a shoulder injury but is questionable to return this week as they look to clinch the number-one seed in the NFC. One player the Eagles will for sure be without is safety CJ Gardner-Johnson who the Saints traded to Philly earlier this year. Gardner-Johnson has been on IR since week 12 but still leads the league in interceptions. Saints Head Coach Dennis Allen says he doesn’t regret the decision…

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