06:45 Sportscast January 29, 2015

Louisiana Tech and Western Kentucky will battle for first place in Conference USA when the two basketball teams meet tonight in Ruston. Tech is 6-and-1 in conference play, while the Hilltoppers are 7-and-0. Bulldogs Coach Michael White says Western Kentucky is good in all areas and they have two players who are tough to stop

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Tech has won 22 in a row at home and White says tonight is about protecting their home floor against a really good offensive team.

Last night, LSU improved to 5-2 in the SEC after holding off South Carolina 64-58. Tim Quarterman lead all scorers with 16 and Keith Hornsby added 15 as the Tigers have won 8 of their last 10. LSU is tied for second in league play and travel to Mississippi State Saturday.

The Pelicans four game winning streak came to an end last night as the Denver Nuggets pulled out a 93-85 win at the Smoothie King Center. Tyreke Evans lead all scorers with 25 while Anthony Davis added 24. Davis left the game late in the third quarter after a collision with Kenneth Faried appeared to injure his groin. Davis did return in the fourth quarter. An MRI is scheduled today. The Pels are off today, but return to action Friday in Los Angeles to take on the Clippers.

It’s reported that LSU quarterback Brandon Harris’ high school football coach at Parkway in Bossier City, recommended that Harris transfer from LSU after his first semester. David Feaster says after Harris’ playing time dropped, he was trying to talk him into transferring to a junior college for one year and then begin the recruiting process all over again. Harris decided to stay and will compete for the starting quarterback positon this spring. Feaster later admitted that Harris was right about staying at LSU.