MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have rehired Bryan Gates as an assistant coach, joining the staff of new coach Ryan Saunders.
LSU, Wade set first meeting since coach’s suspension
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU senior associate athletic director Robert Munson says LSU and suspended basketball coach Will Wade have set a meeting for Friday that will include NCAA compliance...
Smart becomes latest LSU player to enter NBA draft
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU freshman guard JaVonte Smart says he is planning to leave the Tigers and enter this summer's NBA draft.
Smart was the player mentioned by now-suspended coach Will...
LSU guard Mays announces intent to enter NBA draft
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU junior guard Skyler Mays says he is planning to leave the Tigers and enter this summer's NBA draft.
Mays becomes the third starter from the Southeastern...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU freshman forward Naz Reid has announced his intention to leave school after one season and enter this summer's NBA draft.
Florida hits 3 with second left to upset No. 9 LSU 76-73
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Florida Gators finally figured out how to avoid overtime against LSU.
For that, they could soon be receiving a very nice reward.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — No. 10 LSU is holding Javonte Smart out of Saturday's season finale against Vanderbilt because the freshman guard was mentioned in a wiretapped phone call about recruiting...
Vandy looks to knock off No. 10 LSU
Vanderbilt (9-21, 0-17) vs. No. 10 LSU (25-5, 15-2)
Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Saturday, 8:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 10 LSU looks to give Vanderbilt its...
Bama faces tough test vs No. 13 LSU
No. 13 LSU (23-5, 13-2) vs. Alabama (17-11, 8-7)
Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Saturday, 12 a.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 13 LSU presents a tough challenge for Alabama. Alabama...
Reid, Smart lead No. 13 LSU over Texas A&M 66-55
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Naz Reid's path to redemption began straight down the middle of the lane for a two-handed, rim-rattling dunk.
Reid bounced back from his least productive game this...
Ranked teams meet as No. 13 LSU hosts No. 5 Tennessee
No. 5 Tennessee (24-2, 12-1) vs. No. 13 LSU (21-5, 11-2)
Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Saturday, 12 a.m. EST
Waters, Mays lead No. 21 LSU past Auburn, 83-78
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Tremont Waters and the No. 21 LSU Tigers have looked unfazed by double-digit deficits lately.
It helps to have dynamic play from experienced guards and a formidable combination of size and strength in the paint.
Waters had 19 points and 10 assists, Naz Reid had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and LSU rallied from 16 points down to beat Auburn 83-78 on Saturday.
Reid lifts No. 21 LSU over Mississippi St 92-88 in OT
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Naz Reid's decisive 3-pointer with 15 seconds left in overtime initially bounced high off the rim and hung in the air for what seemed like an eternity.
There was only one person in Humphrey Coliseum who knew what was about to happen.
"It was going in, without a doubt," Reid said with a grin. "I had confidence."
LSU beats South Carolina 89-67 for seventh consecutive win
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Emmitt Williams and Naz Reid each scored 15 points as LSU extended its winning streak to seven games by defeating South Carolina 89-67 in a Southeastern Conference game Saturday night.
The Tigers (14-3, 4-0), who led for nearly the entire game, have won their first four SEC games for the first time in 13 seasons. LSU's 2006 Final Four team won its first seven conference games.
Reid carries LSU past UL-Monroe 81-69
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Naz Reid had 19 points and 12 rebounds as LSU defeated Louisiana-Monroe 81-69 in a nonconference game on Friday night.
Reid, who was 7-of-10 from the field, registered his first double-double of the season and his 12 rebounds were a season-high. He also had a season-best four blocked shots. Reid had not blocked more than one shot in any game this season.
Waters, Williams help LSU beat Saint Mary’s 78-74
LAS VEGAS (AP) — LSU played flawlessly in the first five minutes of the second half against Saint Mary's — and that was the difference.
Tremont Waters scored 18, while Emmitt Williams added 15 and six rebounds to lead LSU past Saint Mary's 78-74 as the Tigers survived a late Gaels' run on Saturday night.
Naz Reid finished with 14 and five rebounds for the Tigers (8-3), who opened the second half on a 14-2 run to pull away after leading 29-28 at intermission.
Freshmen power LSU past Incarnate Word 91-50
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Freshmen Naz Reid and Ja'vonte Smart scored 16 points apiece as LSU defeated Incarnate Word 91-50 in a nonconference game Sunday.
Reid's 16 points were his most since he had 29 in the second game of the season against North Carolina-Greensboro. Smart's 16 points matched his season high. Smart scored 16 points against both Louisiana Tech and Florida State.
Mays scores 19, No. 22 LSU tops Memphis 85-76
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Skylar Mays' soaring, one-handed, frenzy-inciting jam on a determined drive down the lane made it clear he won't always be overshadowed by the highly regarded recruits that have made LSU basketball relevant again.
Mays scored 19 points, transfer Kavell Bigby-Williams added a career-high 14, and No. 22 LSU held off a relentless effort by first-year coach Penny Hardaway's Memphis squad, 85-76 on Tuesday night.