Basketball

Stephen F. Austin stuns No. 1 Duke, 85-83 in OT

Nathan Bain stole the ball and hit a layup at the overtime buzzer and Stephen F. Austin knocked off No. 1 Duke 85-83 on Tuesday night

No. 23 LSU outlasts Nicholls St. in tough-fought game

No. 22 LSU basketball takes on Bowling Green

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LSUE coach Gonzales tabs Oakdale’s St. Andre as first signee

Iota alum Maddi Gatte signs with ULM and first-year coach Brooks Donald-Williams

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St. Thomas ‘Involuntarily’ Removed From MIAC

Will Wade meets with LSU, NCAA officials

NCAA women’s championship: Heroic Chloe Jackson lifts Baylor over Notre Dame

Wayde Sims to be honored with SEC Legend award at halftime of LSU-Florida game

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McNeese’s Callie Maddox named to All-SLC team

LSU awaits word on Ja’Vonte Smart, Will Wade; Naz Reid cleared to play

Coaches are expecting to learn more about the status of Javonte Smart and Will Wade Tuesday, leading up to the SEC tournament.

Barbe alum Brandi Williams named Sun Belt Freshman Of The Year

UL Lafayette women’s basketball freshman guard Brandi Williams, who set a school record for most points scored in a single season by a freshman and is on pace to set a school record for free throw percentage in a single season, was named Sun Belt Women’s Basketball Freshman of the Year as a part of

No. 10 LSU gets a little payback with 79-78 win over Florida in OT

No. 10 LSU exacted a little revenge by beating Florida, 79-78, in overtime in Gainesville Wednesday night.

LSU softball remains in Top 10 of national rankings

The LSU softball team remains in the Top 10 of both national polls this week, checking in at No. 10 in the USA Today/NFCA Division I Coaches Poll and No. 9 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll.

Cowgirls come up short in battle with UNO

Cowboys dominate early, struggle late in 60-51 loss to UNO

No. 13 LSU upsets No. 5 Tennessee, 82-80 in OT, without Waters

Johnson ignites Cowboys to OT win over UCA

LSU freshman DL Dominic Livingston announces he’s leaving Tiger program

Cowboys fall 67-57 to SFA on the road

LSU stuns #5 Kentucky with buzzer-beater victory

LSU improves to 20-4 on the season

No. 21 LSU basketball muscles its way to 83-78 win over Auburn

Behind 22 offensive rebounds and 29 second-chance points, LSU pulled off another come-from-behind win, this time 83-78 over Auburn in the PMAC.

McNeese hoops host Northwestern State on Saturday

McNeese will look to turn the tides on its Southland Conference basketball season when it starts the second half of the league slate on Saturday afternoon at home against Northwestern State. McNeese basketball returns to the H&HP Complex this Saturday for the doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.

McNeese Cowboys fall 77-62 at first-place Sam Houston State

Sam Houston State remained perfect in Southland Conference play after it knocked down 13 three-pointers, including several at critical moments in the second half, but McNeese didn’t help itself by missing 12 free throws and turning the ball over 18 times in a 77-62 loss Wednesday night.

  Cowgirls fall 93-80 to Sam Houston State at home

McNeese women’s basketball struggled with the pressure of Sam Houston State early on and the Bearkats scored 36 points from the free throw line and 30 points off 25 Cowgirl turnovers to walk away with a 93-80 Southland Conference win here Wednesday night.

Reid, Waters lead No. 21 LSU to comeback OT win over Miss. State

After being down most of the game, LSU fought back and pulled off the 92-88 overtime win over Mississippi State in Starkville.

LSU basketball back home to host dangerous Razorbacks

With March Madness only a month away, the Tigers find themselves in a three team race for the 2018-2019 SEC crown.

No. 19 LSU, No. 1 Tennessee showdown is officially a sellout

It’s official! The PMAC will be sold out when the No. 19 LSU Tigers host the No. 1 Tennessee Volunteers in a huge SEC showdown.

No. 19 LSU basketball wins 10th straight with 72-57 victory over Texas A&M

No. 19 LSU extended its winning streak to 10 by beating the struggling Texas A&M Aggies, 72-57, at Reed Arena in College Station, TX.

  Big plays at key moments help lift Cowboys to win over HBU

Roydell Brown scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for his 10th double-double on the season.

  Cowgirls defeat HBU 81-71 for third straight win

McNeese junior Damilola Balogun led the Cowgirls with her fourth double-double of the season.

LSU looking to extend win streak against Mizzou

No. 25 LSU travels to Columbia to face Missouri Saturday night, looking to extend their winning streak to nine games.

McNeese hosts Houston Baptist in nationally televised doubleheader Saturday

Cowgirls tip-off at 1 P.M. Cowboys tip-off at 3 P.M.

Waters leads No. 25 LSU basketball to 92-82 win over Georgia

Despite sloppy play, No. 25 LSU extended its winning streak to eight with a 92-82 win over the Georgia Bulldogs at the PMAC Wednesday night.

LSU basketball stays perfect in SEC play with 92-82 win over Georgia

LSU jumped out to a double-digit lead late in the first half and maintained cruise control en route to a 92-82 win over the struggling Georgia Bulldogs.

Artist brightens up LSU Basketball player’s lounge with mural

This week the Tigers are ranked in the Top 25 and were treated to the final piece of their locker room renovations.

LSU returns to AP Top 25 after 2 more SEC wins

LSU is back in the AP Top 25 after wins over then-No. 19 Ole Miss and South Carolina.

LSU remains unbeaten in SEC with 89-67 win over South Carolina

LSU remains unbeaten in SEC play with an 89-67 win over South Carolina at the PMAC on Saturday.

LSU earns a No. 4 seed in latest tournament prediction

The Tiger basketball team is on a tear and has earned some big time respect in the latest NCAA Tournament prediction by NCAA.com basketball expert Andy Katz.

  Cowboys shoot past Nicholls, 86-75 during grand opening of new arena

Roydell Brown scored a career-high 25 points and pulled down 12 rebounds while four other McNeese Cowboys scored in double-figures as the grand opening of the new Health & Human Performance complex rang in a grand performance by the Cowboys.

Cowgirls pick up first SLC win at Nicholls, 69-68

McNeese women’s basketball used solid defense and its ability to win the 50/50 balls Wednesday night to pick up a 69-68 Southland Conference win over Nicholls.

Tigers Keep on Rolling. Beat Ole Miss 83-69

LSU beats 18th Ranked Ole Miss. Run their SEC record to 3-0.

  Cowboys fall in thriller to ACU, 73-72

McNeese went toe-to-toe with the best team in the Southland Conference in terms of overall record and had a chance at a game-winner, but mishandling of a dribble by Kevin Hunt, then a recovery with two seconds to play, forced a bad shot from 20 feet out and the Cowboys dropped a 73-72 home league

  Turnover-prone Cowgirls fall 109-52 at Abilene Christian

McNeese women’s basketball couldn’t match the shooting performance of Abilene Christian Wednesday night that resulted in a 109-52 Southland Conference loss. Turnovers continued to be a problem for the Cowgirls as they gave up 39 points off 24 turnovers and were out-rebounded 39-32.

Unbeaten at home LSU prepares to host Alabama

The LSU Tigers open conference play in the Maravich Center against the Alabama Crimson Tide. The Tigers are 8-0 at home this season.

  Turnovers doom McNeese in 68-66 loss to previously winless Incarnate Word

McNeese women’s basketball let a 14-point third quarter lead slip and costly turnovers late in the game proved to be the deciding factor in a 68-66 Southland Conference opening loss to Incarnate Word here Wednesday night.

Cowgirls Fall 89-48 To Louisiana Tech

Cowgirls open conference play against Incarnate Word on Jan. 2

Former LSU Tiger Kyle Williams announces retirement from the NFL

Williams played 13 seasons for the Bills

McNeese men’s and women’s basketball return home for weekend contests

Cowgirls play Louisiana Tech on Dec. 29 at 1 P.M. Cowboys host Campbellsville University on Dec. 30 at 4 P.M.

Turnovers costly in 68-64 loss to UTRGV

Pokes fall to 3-9 on the season.

LSU hands nationally-ranked Furman their first loss of the season

LSU remains undefeated at home this season with a 7-0 record

  Cowboys can’t escape miscues in 80-67 loss to UL Lafayette

McNeese turned the ball over a season-high 23 times with Louisiana-Lafayette scoring 27 points off those turnovers while ULL’s Malik Marquetti scored 29 points to lead the Cajuns to an 80-67 win over the Cowboys in front of 2,590 fans on Tuesday night.

  McNeese records comeback win in first Division I game at new arena

After its one-point loss to North Carolina Central on December 1, McNeese had December 13 circled on the calendar as it would give the Pokes a shot at redemption. Thursday night, the Cowboys got the best of the Eagles the second time around to pick up their first Division I win of the season.

  McNeese rallies past NCCU, picks up first non-conference D1 win since 2016

James Harvey came off the bench to score 19 points and lead a McNeese rally to beat North Carolina Central 77-61 on Thursday night to halt a three-game skid

LSU outscored by 16 points in the 2nd half to nationally-ranked Houston, lose on the road

Houston is ranked No. 24 by the AP

McNeese Cowgirls travel to LSU Tuesday

McNeese women’s basketball will hit the road for its third straight game and fifth of the season on Tuesday when the Cowgirls travel to LSU for an 11 a.m. contest at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. The game will be streamed on SECN+ and can be heard on the McNeese Radio Network (1470/1290 AM).

LSU wins big over Incarnate Word, improves to 7-2 on the season

Freshman Naz Reid dropped in 16 points for LSU

No. 22 Mississippi State beats McNeese State 90-77

No. 22 Mississippi State rallies to beat McNeese State 90-77

  McNeese Cowboys face stiff road test, Cowgirls take break before tough Dec.

The Cowgirls have a little time off before their next game at UAB on December 8th. The men start their three-game away stretch at SMU on Thursday, followed by NC Central on Saturday.

McNeese Cowgirls fall 68-60 to NAIA member LSUA

For the second straight game, McNeese women’s basketball let the lead slip away, falling 68-60 to LSU-Alexandria Wednesday in the Cowgirls’ first home game in the new H&HP Complex.

  McNeese picks up first win of the Heath Schroyer era

Pokes get first win under new head coach Heath Schroyer.

LSU moves up to No. 19 in AP Top 25 Poll

LSU is ranked No. 19 in the latest AP Top 25 Poll following the Tigers' 85-76 win over Memphis. LSU jumped three spots and is now 4-0 on the season.

Ford, Fitts lead Saint Mary’s past McNeese 87-65

Jordan Ford scored 23 points with five assists, Malik Fitts had a double-double and Saint Mary's pulled away from McNeese State for an 87-65 win in the season opener for both teams

McNeese men’s basketball open season at St. Mary’s on Wednesday

Chapter 1 of the new look McNeese Cowboys basketball program gets underway on Wednesday when the Cowboys visit the Saint Mary’s Gaels in the 2018-19 season opener then will follow that up with a Friday night game at Arizona State.

LSU’s Waters named to All-SEC Preseason Team

LSU sophomore guard Tremont Waters has been named to the SEC men’s basketball coaches preseason All-SEC first-team.

Wayde Sims tribute to follow men’s basketball season opener

Wayde Sims to be honored following LSU vs. SLU season opener.

  LSUE opens inaugural men’s basketball season with runaway win

The Bengals, in their first game as a program, recorded a blowout 103-70 win Thursday over CMP Prep Academy in front of a packed HPRE Center.

  McNeese opens 2018-19 basketball season at St. Mary’s

Pokes begin first year under Heath Schroyer against stiff competition.

Tigers ranked No. 23 in AP Preseason Top 25 basketball poll

Head basketball coach Will Wade and the talented Tigers are ranked No. 23 in the Associated Press Preseason basketball poll.

LSU head coach Will Wade says ‘expectations are high’

Ready or not, it’s time to talk some basketball. LSU head coach Will Wade and his Tigers are picked to finish sixth in the league. The predictions were announced at SEC Media Day in Birmingham, AL on Wednesday.

  Cowgirl basketball team hosts McNeese Madness

Lady Pokes hold intrasquad scrimmage before opening the season against Grambling on Nov. 9th.

  McNeese men and women ranked in the middle of the pack in preseason Southland Conference basketball poll

The Cowboys were picked to finish 7th, while the Cowgirls were tabbed with an 8th place finish

LSU lands top 20 spot in preseason basketball poll

There is a lot of excitement surrounding LSU these days and it’s not just the football team that’s causing the buzz.

SEC releases TV networks and start times for 2018-2019 basketball season

The Southeastern Conference announced television networks and start times for its 2018-19 men’s basketball schedule on Wednesday.

Tiger baseball earns No. 1 recruiting class honors

Expectations for LSU’s 2018 - 2019 baseball season are already high, and now you can add the No. 1 recruiting class in the country to the excitement.

McNeese will reportedly host Houston Rockets' preseason practices in September

Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta said the Rockets will spend a few days during training camp in September practicing in McNeese's new on-campus basketball facility. The news was first reported by Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston. The Rockets will stay at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, also owned by Fertitta. "It gives them a little bit of seclusion. They can concentrate," said Fertitta in a statement to Be...

McNeese women's basketball advances to second round of WBI

Sixth seed McNeese women's basketball looked like it was playing in the comforts of its regular home arena in an 87-70 WBI opening round win over third seed Furman Thursday night.

McNeese Falls to Lipscomb

After a 37 point loss to Missouri on Saturday, the McNeese mens' basketball team was happy to come home, considering the Cowboys won all three of their home games this season.