Basketball

Mississippi State hit with NCAA sanctions, probation, vacated wins for academic misconduct

According to the NCAA, a former Mississippi State student and part-time athletics department tutor helped 10 football players and a men’s basketball player in an online general chemistry course

  Will Wade: LSU men’s basketball practice facility in ‘desperate need of upgrades’

Will Wade: LSU men’s basketball facility in “desperate need of upgrades”

Tigers to face Longhorns in Big 12/SEC Basketball Challenge

LSU basketball set to retire Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf’s No. 35

Pelicans sign former LSU guard Josh Gray to two-way contract

Former LSU forward Naz Reid signs 4-year contract with Timberwolves

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REPORT: Former LSU basketball star Ben Simmons signs max contract extension with 76ers

REPORT: Father of former LSU guard Tremont Waters found dead in motel; investigation underway

CBS Sports ranks LSU at No. 4 in ‘Best of College Sports’ poll

  Southern women’s basketball team hosts ‘Bowling with the Champs’ fundraiser

Former LSU F Kavell Bigby-Williams notches second straight double-double in Pelicans loss to Wizards

Former LSU guard Tremont Waters makes NBA Summer League debut

NBA Summer League Tournament to start for former Tigers

Four former LSU basketball players will be hitting the court starting Friday in the Las Vegas NBA Summer League Tournament.

Kevin Nickelberry joins LSU basketball staff

The LSU men’s basketball team has hired longtime coach Kevin Nickelberry as the assistant coach.

LSU forward Naz Reid goes undrafted; reportedly signs two-way contract with Timberwolves

LSU forward Naz Reid was not selected in the 2019 NBA Draft, but has signed a two-way NBA contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to reports.

LSU point guard Tremont Waters taken by Celtics at No. 51 overall in 2019 NBA Draft

LSU point guard Tremont Waters was selected in the second round at No. 51 overall by the Boston Celtics in the 2019 NBA Draft.

Walker High basketball star Jalen Cook commits to LSU

  Bond reduced for man accused of shooting, killing LSU basketball star Wayde Sims

  Super Regional Preview: LSU vs Florida State

  Tournament in honor of Wayde Sims set to raise money for emotional support dog fund

LSU basketball will head to the Jersey Mikes Jamaica Classic in Montego Bay

Trendon Watford commits to Will Wade and the Tigers

‘I’m back,’ LSU guard Ja’Vonte Smart announces return to Tigers

Just over a month after declaring for the 2019 NBA Draft, LSU freshman guard Ja’Vonte Smart has decided to play college basketball a little longer.

LSU women’s basketball hires new assistant coach

LSU women’s basketball has hired Cherie Cordoba as an assistant coach for the team, head coach Nikki Fargas has announced. Cordoba, a native of Australia, brings two decades of collegiate and international experience to the squad, including her last five seasons at Buffalo.

Dutchtown basketball star signs with LSU-A

Dutchtown basketball star Gary Smith Jr. signed Friday to play at LSU-Alexandria.

East Ascension basketball players sign scholarships

East Ascension High held a signing ceremony Friday night.

LSU set to face La. Tech in exhibition basketball game to benefit tornado recovery efforts

LSU and Louisiana Tech will face each other in an exhibition basketball game to benefit tornado recovery efforts in Ruston, the two programs announced Friday.

  AP: ‘Recruiting middleman’ in LSU scandal, another man convicted in college basketball corruption trial

Christian Dawkins, an aspiring sports business manager at the center of a wiretap scandal involving LSU basketball head coach Will Wade, and another man have been convicted of bribery conspiracy Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.

  Will Wade will NOT testify in federal trial

A federal judge ruled Friday that LSU head coach Will Wade and Arizona coach Sean Miller will not have to testify in the upcoming college basketball bribery trial in New York, according to the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.

  LSU students excited for Will Wade’s return, want answers from president and athletic director

After the hashtags and the public outcry, LSU fans are celebrating about the news of Will Wade’s reinstatement as head basketball coach.

  Will Wade reinstated as LSU head basketball coach

Will Wade has been reinstated as head coach for LSU’s basketball team after being suspended indefinitely for declining to meet with school officials regarding his involvement in an FBI investigation.

  Will Wade meets with LSU, NCAA officials

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

LSU freshman forward Emmitt Williams declares for the NBA Draft

LSU freshman forward Emmitt Williams added his name Thursday to the list of Tiger players who are declaring for the NBA Draft.

Former LSU basketball player Rick Wolfert passes away

Former LSU basketball player Frederick “Rick” Eugene Wolfert, passed away Tuesday, April 9. He was 64 years old.

LSU’s Javonte Smart entering NBA Draft

Smart averaged 11.1 points per game for the Tigers this season, along with 81 assists and 44 steals.

LSU student-athletes named Jesse Owens Student Award winners

LSU student-athletes Skylar Mays and Sydney Mukes have been honored by LSU’s Black Faculty and Staff Caucus at their annual awards presentation.

Final Four: Texas Tech will meet last-second winners Virginia in title game

The winners of Saturday evening's Final Four semifinal games will face off on Monday in the national championship game.

LSU junior guard Skylar Mays to enter 2019 NBA Draft

LSU junior guard announced via his Instagram account that he will be entering the 2019 NBA Draft. “I am now announcing my decision to declare for the NBA draft,” Mays said in his post.

LSU sophomore guard Tremont Waters declares for NBA Draft

LSU sophomore guard Tremont Waters has decided to declare for the NBA Draft.

SI REPORT: LSU, head coach Will Wade ‘working toward meeting’

According to a Sports Illustrated report, LSU and suspended basketball head coach Will Wade are "working toward a meeting," SI credited to multiple sources.

SU women’s basketball head coach Carlos Funchess wins Coach of the Year honor

Southern women’s basketball head coach Carlos Funchess has been named the 2019 Spalding Maggie Dixon NCAA Division I Rookie Coach of the Year.

Naz Reid declaring for NBA Draft, makes announcement via social media

LSU forward and Freshman All-American Naz Reid has announced he is entering the NBA Draft.

LSU’s Naz Reid named to Freshmen All-America team

LSU forward Naz Reid has been named to the 2019 Collegeinsider.com Kyle Macy Freshmen All-America team.

Report: LSU’s Benford may join Texas A&M staff

Texas A&M has hired former Virginia Tech head coach Buzz Williams to replace Billy Kennedy. One of Williams’ new assistant coaches may be LSU’s interim coach Tony Benford, according to basketball analyst Jeff Goodman.

After upsets, Final Four has a different look

The Final Four is set with some unexpected names in the mix.

Virginia advances to Final Four by beating Purdue in overtime

Virginia is heading to the Final Four for the first time since 1984.

Texas Tech beats Gonzaga to reach Final Four

Texas Tech is going to the Final Four for the first time in school history.

  LSU falls to Michigan St. in Sweet 16 of NCAA Tournament

LSU’s “sweet” run in the NCAA Tournament came to an end with a loss to Michigan State Friday night in Washington, DC.

LSU fans disappointed about Sweet 16 loss, but proud of season overall

LSU’s basketball season may be over, but it was quite the ride through the year. Tiger fans had a blast all over town Friday night just enjoying seeing their team make the Sweet 16.

Hot-shooting Auburn upsets No. 1 North Carolina 97-80

Auburn earned its second trip to the Elite Eight by coasting to a 97-80 victory over the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region on Friday night.

  LSU makes final preparations before facing Michigan State

The LSU basketball team spent Thursday morning preparing for Friday’s Sweet 16 matchup against Michigan State.

LSU remains undaunted against basketball heavyweights like Michigan State

It’s the Tigers against the Spartans, and with that comes the coaching battle of LSU’s Tony Benford and Michigan State’s future-hall-of-famer Tom Izzo. History says it’s a mismatch, but the purple and gold say that doesn’t matter.

  LSU basketball players take time to relax and answer unusual questions

LSU’s preparations are winding down, so a few of the guys took time to have fun and answer some unusual questions.

  New report by Yahoo reveals name of middleman on receiving end of ‘offer’ in LSU basketball recruiting controversy

The middleman on the receiving end of LSU basketball head coach's "offer" has been revealed in documents obtained by Yahoo Sports, according to a report.

Tigers, Spartans looking to punch ticket to Elite 8

There will not be a lack of athleticism on the court Friday night when No. 3 LSU faces No. 2 Michigan State with a berth to the Elite 8 on the line.

LSU basketball confident as they prepare for Michigan State

LSU has confidence in all of their play-makers to upset Michigan State.

  LSU arrives in Washington, DC to face Michigan St. in Sweet 16

Tony Benford and the LSU basketball Tigers loaded the buses for Washington, DC Wednesday afternoon and arrived there in the evening.

  LSU basketball interim head coach talks about Sweet 16 matchup with Michigan State

LSU interim head coach Tony Benford met with sports journalists Tuesday to talk about the upcoming Sweet 16 matchup against Michigan State.

  ‘How sweet it is’ billboards to go up in Baton Rouge

To celebrate the LSU men’s basketball team’s last-second victory over Maryland, the university will be putting up billboard around the city.

Avery Johnson and Alabama basketball ‘mutually part ways’

Former Southern basketball great and NBA champion Avery Johnson is no longer the head coach of the Alabama basketball team.

  LSU basketball heads to Sweet 16 on last-second layup by Waters

LSU is headed to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament after beating Maryland.

Southern women’s basketball’s season ends in loss to Miss. St. in NCAA Tournament

No. 1 seed Mississippi State was too much for Southern in the NCAA Tournament.

  Tigers, Terps fight for trip to the Sweet 16

No. 3 seed LSU is one win away from earning a spot in the Sweet 16 after surviving a late rally by No. 14 seed Yale, 79-74, Thursday in the East Regional.

  LSU tourney play good for Baton Rouge economy

Tiger mania is in full swing and with it comes a little boost for the Baton Rouge economy.

  No. 3 LSU basketball survives against No. 14 Yale to advance in NCAA Tournament

No. 3 LSU survived a late rally by No. 14 Yale to move on to the next round of the NCAA Tournament.

  LSU fans cheer on Tigers basketball team from Baton Rouge

Plenty of LSU fans skipped work or class Thursday, packing out places like Walk-On’s near campus to cheer on the Tigers.

  NCAA tournament: Let the games begin - in earnest

What more could you want on the first real day of the dance?

  LSU vs Yale: Let the madness begin

No. 3 seed LSU (26-6) will face No. 14 seed Yale Thursday at 11:40 a.m. in Jacksonville, FL.

Betting on March Madness? You’re one of 47 million Americans projected to spend $8.5 billion

Roughly 19 percent of Americans will bet on the annual NCAA basketball tournament, that's about 47 million Americans.

Coach Benford says ‘it is time to hit the reset button’ with NCAA Tournament

LSU vs. Yale, Thursday at 11:40 a.m.

LSU head coach Will Wade staying in-touch with coaches during suspension

LSU vs. Yale, Thursday at 11:40 a.m.

Southern announced as No. 16-seed in NCAA women’s basketball tournament

The Southern University women’s basketball team is celebrating its first Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament title since 2010. Next, they will face No. 1 Miss. State in Starkville for the NCAA Women’s Basketball tournament.

Southern University to host selection show watch party

The Southern University women’s basketball team is celebrating it’s first Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament title since 2010. Next up the Lady Jaguars will learn where they play next in next weeks NCAA Women’s Basketball tournament.

Tiger basketball drops out of top 10

LSU is ranked No. 12 in the Associated Press and USA Today Top 25 basketball polls after a heartbreaking loss to Florida in the SEC Tournament.

  LSU basketball earns No. 3 in seed NCAA Tournament

LSU basketball has learned its seeding, regional, and first opponent in NCAA Tournament.

Selection Sunday: Duke gets top billing; NC, Virginia, Zags also 1s

Looming at the top of this year’s March Madness bracket: Duke and its freshman force of nature, Zion Williamson.

  Southern women’s basketball wins SWAC Championship

The Southern women’s basketball team is headed to the NCAA Tournament after beating Jackson State, 45-41, in the SWAC title game.

  No. 1 LSU basketball upset by No. 8 Florida SEC Tournament

It’s one-and-done for the No. 1 seed LSU Tigers after they were upset by No. 8 seed Florida in the quarterfinal round of the SEC Tournament in Nashville.

  After tough week for LSU, Tiger fans still upset, but remain optimistic

The upset in Nashville is just salt in the wound for LSU fans.

Southern women’s basketball advances in SWAC Tournament with win over Grambling

The Southern women’s basketball team moved on in the SWAC Tournament with a win over Grambling Friday in Birmingham.