6:45 LRN Sportscast January 7th

The Saints will host the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday in the NFC Divisional Round. Former ULM star and Philadelphia Coach Doug Pederson is now 4-0 in the playoffs as a head coach. The Eagles stunned the Bears 16-15 yesterday with a dramatic wild card win in the Windy City. Pederson and quarterback Nick Foles have been unstoppable in the postseason the last two seasons
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The Eagles and Saints will meet for a second time this season at 3:40 on Sunday. New Orleans smashed Philly 48-7 in the Superdome on November 18th.

Tonight is college football’s national championship game as Nick Saban seeks his seventh national title as Alabama faces Clemson for a fourth time in four years.

After beating Cleveland on Saturday, who has the worst record in the NBA, the Pelicans host the Memphis Grizzlies tonight. Memphis is three-games under the .500 mark. New Orleans is 18-and-22 and in 14th place in the Western Conference. But the Pels have a chance to start a win streak. They play the Grizzlies on Monday, Cleveland on Wednesday and Minnesota on Saturday. The Timberwolves fired head coach Tom Thibodeau yesterday.

The LSU’s men’s basketball team will return to the hardwood tomorrow after an 11-game lay-off. They’ll host Alabama, who upset 13th ranked Kentucky 77-75 on Saturday.

ULM is one of three teams to start Sun Belt play with a 2-0 record as the Warhawks defeated Arkansas State 85-75. Daishon Smith had 24 points. ULM is at Georgia Southern on Saturday.

Grambling and Southern both lost in their SWAC openers. They play again tonight. The Tigers are at Alabama A-and-M, while Southern hosts Texas Southern.