7:30 LRN Sportscast

CJ McCollum set a franchise record with eleven made three-pointers last night as the Pelicans won their fifth in a row beating Philadelphia 127 to 116 in front of a sold-out Smoothie King Crowd. McCollum finished with 42 points as New Orleans improved to 23-and-12 on the season…
cut 20 (28) “…definitely help”
The Pels go after sixth straight win tonight when they face the Memphis Grizzlies at 7 PM. New Orleans is tied with Denver for the best record in the West. Memphis is third at 21-13.

The Sugar Bowl kicks off at 11 AM today in New Orleans as fifth ranked Alabama takes on ninth ranked Kansas State. Both teams have ten wins on the season.

Sportsbooks in New Jersey are no longer taking bets on the Citrus Bowl, because Drew Brees is serving as an interim coach for the Purdue Boilermakers. Brees also has a business relationship with sportsbook Pointsbet. LSU is 14.5 point favorite to win on Monday in Orlando.

Saints running back Alvin Kamara returned to practice yesterday after missing practice on Wednesday and Thursday and will play tomorrow against the Eagles.

Today is a big of college basketball. LSU is off. But Louisiana Tech is at 10 and 3 Charlotte. The Ragin Cajuns look for their first Sun Belt win at Old Dominion. U-L-M tries to go 2 and 0 in the Sun Belt as they visit Arkansas State.

The Southland begins conference play today. Northwestern State has been the most impressive team through the non-conference and the Demons host Texas A-and-M Corpus Christi at 2:30 today. McNeese is at Lamar.