Basketball

‘I’m home’ - Kim Mulkey speaks for first time as head coach of women’s basketball team

The LSU Athletic Department will officially introduce Louisiana native Kim Mulkey as the new head coach of the LSU women’s basketball team at 5 p.m. Monday, April 26 in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center (PMAC) on LSU’s campus.

McNeese adds seven-foot big man via transfer portal

Mark Vital Jr. helps Baylor men’s basketball bring home first national title

Final Four set, a question left: Can anybody beat Gonzaga?

Lake Charles native Mark Vital helps Baylor reach Final Four for first time in 71 years

LSU prepares to face St. Bonaventure in first round of NCAA Tournament

  Cowgirls Basketball falls to Lamar in home finale

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Lake Charles native Mark Vital Jr. sets Baylor conference win record

  McNeese falls to Southeastern, drops to 0-5 in SLC play

LSU claws its way to 85-80 win over South Carolina

McNeese postpones game at ULM, cancels game at Grambling State

LSU men’s basketball game vs North Texas postponed due to COVID-19 protocols

LSU men’s basketball game vs UNO postponed due to COVID-19 protocols

  Dec. 2 McNeese Basketball highlights

McNeese Men’s basketball had their home opener tonight against Dallas Christian and set some records in the process.

REPORT: NCAA explores 4 potential college basketball start dates

The NCAA is in its initial stages of possibly deciding between four start dates for the 2020-2021 men’s and women’s college basketball seasons, sources reportedly told CBS Sports.

LSU basketball lands 3-star shooting guard from IMG Academy

Will Wade and company have landed a commitment from 3-star shooting guard Brandon Murray from IMG Academy on Friday, Aug. 14.

  Former Washington-Marion standout Michael Thomas commits to Houston

After just one season at the JUCO level at Kilgore College, Michael Thomas has verbally committed to Houston.

Former Poke Sha’Markus Kennedy signs professionally with Italian team

Mississippi coaches unite in Jackson to push for change of state flag

Fantasy sports betting edges closer to reality in Louisiana

  Sports Person of the Week - Roydell Brown

Former LSU guard Tremont Waters named G League Rookie of the Year

Former Poke Roydell Brown signs professionally with Slovakian team

LSU guard Skylar Mays named SEC Men’s Scholar Athlete of the Year

Former LSU guard Skylar Mays continues to add to his remarkable resume. His latest honor came Tuesday, May 26, when he was named the SEC Men’s 2020 H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar Athlete of the Year.

NCAA approves voluntary activities for football and basketball starting June 1

College sports took a step in the right direction of returning Wednesday as the NCAA Division I Council voted to approve voluntary athletic activities in football, men’s and women’s basketball beginning June 1. The story was first reported by Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports.

LSU sophomore Darius Days declares for NBA draft

LSU sophomore forward Darius Days has declared for the NBA draft. However, he has signed with an NCAA-approved agent.

Shaquille O’Neal’s son, Shareef, is officially an LSU Tiger

Shareef O’Neal, the son of former LSU and NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal, has officially signed to play for the LSU men’s basketball team, according to post from the team on Instagram.

McNeese’s Balogun named to All-Louisiana team

McNeese senior Damilola Balogun picked up another postseason honor on Monday when she was named to the LSWA (Louisiana Sports Writers Association) All-Louisiana women’s basketball team.

Sulphur alum Claralee Richard commits to McNeese

Former Sulphur Lady Tor Claralee Richard is heading back to the Lake Area after she announced her commitment to Kacie Cryer and the McNeese Cowgirls on Monday.

March Sadness: No brackets and no knowing what might’ve been

Before fears about the coronavirus scrubbed sports for the foreseeable future, Sunday was supposed to be the Big Reveal in college basketball. Selection Sunday.

Days, Smart lead LSU past South Carolina

The LSU men’s basketball team broke its losing streak with a win over South Carolina on the road Saturday.

No. 25 LSU falls to Alabama in Tuscaloosa

No. 25 LSU battled back after being down in the first half against Alabama but could not get over the hump and suffered the loss in Tuscaloosa on Saturday, Feb. 15.

LSU hands Liberty its first loss of the season as Tigers get ready for SEC play

The LSU men’s basketball team handed Liberty its first defeat of the season Sunday afternoon in the PMAC.

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

Manning comes off the bench to lead LSU to easy win over UMBC

LSU was able to rest some key players and get some great play from its bench as the Tigers took down Maryland-Baltimore County in the PMAC on Tuesday.

McNeese’s Kennedy named SLC Player of the Week

Following three straight 20-point games, McNeese’s Sha’Markus Kennedy has been named this week’s Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday.

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

Nicholls State entered the PMAC on a mission and appeared to out-hustle No. 23 LSU in the first half but the Tigers regrouped and stymied the Colonel offense in the second half Saturday afternoon.

No. 22 LSU basketball takes on Bowling Green

The No. 22 LSU men’s basketball team begins its 2019-2020 season in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center against the Bowling Green Falcons.

  Cowgirls hold first practice of 2019-2020 season

McNeese is approaching this season with a different outlook than previous years.

  Download KPLC’s new 7Sports GameTime App

KPLC has launched the 7Sports GameTime app, available now on iTunes and in the Google Play store.

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

LSU Eunice women’s basketball head coach Jaime Gonzales announced his first signing with Oakdale’s Ke’Maesha St. Andre. She’s set to join the Bengals for the 2019-2020 season.

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

Maddi Gatte, a 5-foot-8 guard from Southwest Mississippi Community College, has signed a full grant-in-aid to attend ULM and play basketball in 2019-20, according to an announcement made Wednesday, June 12 by first-year Warhawk head coach Brooks Williams.

St. Thomas ‘Involuntarily’ Removed From MIAC

The University of St. Thomas will be “involuntarily” removed from the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Will Wade meets with LSU, NCAA officials

Suspended LSU basketball head coach Will Wade met with university and NCAA officials Friday.

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

Baylor won their third national championship by holding off a Notre Dame fourth-quarter rally.

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

Wayde's parents, Wayne and Fay will represent their late son in accepting the award.

  Sports Person of the Week - Brandi Williams

The Barbe alum was named as the Sun Belt freshman of the year and set new UL Lafayette records for points scored in a season by a freshman and free throw percentage.

McNeese’s Callie Maddox named to All-SLC team

McNeese freshman guard Callie Maddox has been named to the 2019 All-Southland Conference women’s basketball team as announced by the league office Wednesday.

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

The McNeese Cowgirls showed Saturday afternoon they still have a lot of fight in them and are content on making a run for the Southland Conference Tournament despite falling 64-60 to New Orleans.

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

McNeese gave UNO all it could handle for the first 28 minutes of the game on Saturday afternoon.

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

The No. 13 LSU Tiger basketball team, without its leading scorer, took down No. 5 Tennessee.

Johnson ignites Cowboys to OT win over UCA

There was nothing sleepy about McNeese walk-on Trey Johnson’s play on Wednesday night against Central Arkansas as the true freshman nicknamed “Sleepy” by the Cowboys’ coaching staff, scored all seven of his career-high point output in the second half and dished out three of his five assists to help

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

LSU freshman defensive lineman Dominic Livingston is leaving Baton Rouge.

Cowboys fall 67-57 to SFA on the road

Playing without leading scorer and rebounder in Roydell Brown, McNeese gave Stephen F. Austin all it could handle until the final minutes of the game when a 9-0 run snapped a 49-49 tie with 6:49 to play that eventually led to a 67-57 Lumberjack win here Wednesday night.

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