16:45 LRN Sportscast November 23rd

LSU interim head coach Ed Orgeron says running back Leonard Fournette remains a game time decision for tomorrow night’s contest against Texas A&M. Orgeron says Fournette is still battling a very sore ankle that was originally injured before the start of the regular sason. The Baton Rouge Advocate reports that Fournette did not even travel with the team today.

The LSU men’s basketball team’s first game at the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament in the Bahamas was an ugly affair for the Tigers. Witchita State sunk LSU 82-47. The Tigers shot 28-percent from the field and only two players finished in double figures, Antonio Blakeney had 12 and Duop Reath had 11. The Tigers will play again tomorrow night against either Louisville or Old Dominion.

Elsewhere, UL Lafayette faces James Madison, Louisiana Tech hosts Oklahoma Baptist at 6:30 and Southeastern Louisiana is at UTEP for an 8:00 tip in El Paso. The Lions have won two in a row.

The suddenly surging New Orleans Pelicans host the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight. The Pels started the season 1-9, but they’ve won four of their last five, to improve to 5-10 and can win their fourth game in a row against a Minnesota club that’s 4-9. The NBA’s leading scorer, Anthony Davis, is expected to play tonight after logging just 9.5 minutes last night after he banged his knee into a courtside chair.

Saints Coach Sean Payton expected running back Mark Ingram to practice today. Ingram had to leave last Thursday’s loss to Carolina to what appeared to be a concussion. New Orleans hosts the Los Angeles Rams this Sunday. L-A has the sixth best pass defense in the NFL, while Saints Q-B Drew Brees leads the league in passing yards. Also, Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro has not heard back from the NFL about a four-game suspension for testing positive for adderall. So it looks like he’s good to play Sunday.

McNeese State quarterback James Tabary has been named Southland Conference newcomer of the year.