BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Kentucky will visit 2019 NCAA Tournament runner-up Texas Tech and Kansas will host Tennessee on Jan. 25 as part of the seventh annual Big 12/SEC Challenge.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU men's basketball coach Will Wade says he's naming former Howard head coach Kevin Nickelberry as a top Tigers assistant.
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — LSU men's basketball coach Will Wade acknowledged making "some mistakes" when he refused to speak with school officials in March regarding a leaked FBI wiretap transcript that...
LSU lands coveted recruit Trendon Watford
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Will Wade says highly rated power forward Trendon Watford has signed to play for the Tigers.
The 6-foot-9, 230-pound Watford has been playing for Mountain...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Tony Benford has been hired as an assistant men's basketball coach at TCU after finishing last season as interim head coach for LSU's run to the Sweet 16.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Will Wade will forfeit $250,000 in incentive bonuses and new athletic director Scott Woodward will receive a six-year, $8 million pay package under contracts...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — New LSU athletic director Scott Woodward began his tenure at his alma mater by asserting he would throw "100 percent support" behind recently reinstated basketball coach...
Miller and Wade will not testify in corruption trial
NEW YORK (AP) — Arizona coach Sean Miller and LSU coach Will Wade will not be required to testify in next week's federal basketball corruption trial.
Joe Alleva stepping down as LSU’s athletic director
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU athletic director Joe Alleva is stepping down from that position and will have a new role within the athletic department.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU has decided to reinstate recently suspended basketball coach Will Wade, athletic director Joe Alleva announced Sunday night.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU officials say their first meeting with suspended basketball coach Will Wade has taken place but that there is not yet a resolution regarding Wade's long-term...
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.
LSU plunges into uncertainty after NCAA Tournament exit
WASHINGTON (AP) — LSU players were able to push aside thoughts about suspended coach Will Wade and the program's scandal because they were still alive in the NCAA Tournament.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — When LSU interim coach Tony Benford played for Texas Tech in the 1980s, his coach saw him as a physically imposing, two-way guard who possessed an unassailable work ethic,...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — It's probably the same play suspended LSU coach Will Wade would have called.
After all, it worked several times during the regular season. And now it has the Tigers...
LSU, behind Skylar Mays, escapes 79-74 against Yale
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — As LSU's comfortable lead started to disappear, most of the crowd at Veterans Memorial Arena turned on the Tigers.
Andrew Nembhard likely lifted Florida off the bubble and into the NCAA Tournament.
Nembhard's long 3 with 1.2 seconds to go pushed the Gators past top-seeded LSU 76-73 in the SEC...
LSU clears guard Javonte Smart to play in SEC Tournament
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — LSU guard Javonte Smart will play for in the Southeastern Conference Tournament after missing the Tigers' regular-season finale because his name surfaced in reports of a...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — LSU will not allow Will Wade to resume his duties as men's basketball coach unless he speaks to university officials about the reports of an FBI wire-tap that resulted in...
NCAA committee convenes with extra attention for LSU
One of the trickiest teams to evaluate this week for the NCAA Tournament selection committee will be wiretap-tainted LSU.
The ninth-ranked Tigers, who won the SEC regular season for the...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — While a tougher Southeastern Conference Tournament field might lead to drama-filled games, the annual question of whether anyone can knock off Kentucky still...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Emmitt Williams pulled on a purple T-shirt commemorating LSU's Southeastern Conference title, hopped over a media table along the baseline and joined several teammates...
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...
LSU suspends head men’s basketball coach Will Wade
What could go down as LSU's most successful basketball season in about four decades has been tarnished by the suspension of coach Will Wade amid concerns about whether his recruiting tactics...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Will Wade is declining comment on a Yahoo report detailing a phone conversation recorded by the FBI in which Wade discusses his efforts to lure a recruit to the...
Mays, Smart lead No. 13 LSU past Alabama 74-69
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Tremont Waters swiped a pass and raced toward the basket. Instead of settling for an uncontested layup, LSU's star guard bounced the ball off the glass and a trailing...
Arizona’s Miller gets testy when asked about subpoena report
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona coach Sean Miller is still in no mood to talk about his program's ties to an FBI probe into shady recruiting practices.
Allen scores 21, Florida downs No. 13 LSU, 82-77
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — When Florida's Kevaughn Allen pulled up for an open 3 early in the second half at LSU, he'd been limited to just three shots and had not scored a point.
Tip-in at buzzer lifts No. 19 LSU past No. 5 Kentucky
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A tip-in at the buzzer by Kavell Bigby-Williams helped No. 19 LSU finish off its biggest comeback of the season and finally beat Kentucky.
The Tigers have won six games on the road this season after Tuesday night's 73-71 victory over the No. 5 Wildcats. They've survived several close calls. LSU has won three overtime games in the Southeastern Conference and the last three games have been decided by less than five points.
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."
No. 25 LSU rallies late, beats Missouri 86-80 in OT
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Skylar Mays and the No. 25 LSU Tigers amazed their coach with a big rally.
Mays scored 11 points of his 24 points in the last three minutes of regulation and LSU overcame a 14-point deficit in the final 2:08 to force overtime in an 86-80 victory over Missouri on Saturday night.
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.
LSU cruises past No. 18 Ole Miss 83-69; 3-0 in SEC
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Ole Miss freshman Blake Hinson went hard to the rim, rising up into the air to try and send home a huge one-handed dunk. The only problem was LSU's Kavell Bigby-Williams was right there to meet him, delivering a crushing two-handed block that crammed the ball back toward the floor.
The Rebels hadn't lost in nearly two months. That was about to change in a hurry.
Waters, Bigby-Williams lead LSU past Alabama, 88-79
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU point guard Tremont Waters was sitting on the floor when he broke Alabama's back.
Waters capped his 19-point, seven-assist performance by rifling a pass under the hoop from a seated position to set up Darius Days' dunk, and LSU defeated Alabama 88-79 on Tuesday night.
LSU hands No. 24 Furman its first loss, 75-57
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After coming close in two opportunities against ranked teams earlier this season, LSU finally put together a complete effort against an opponent whose first-ever stint in the AP Top 25 may come to an end.
Tremont Waters had 20 points and seven assists, and LSU ended No. 24 Furman's dream start to the season with a 75-57 victory on Friday night.
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.
Days leads LSU past Grambling 78-57
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Darius Days had season highs of 13 points and nine rebounds as LSU defeated Grambling 78-57 in a nonconference game Saturday.
Days, who made 5 of 8 field-goal attempts, was making the first start of his career for the Tigers (6-2).
Tremont Waters was the leading scorer for LSU with 15 points. Skylar Mays added ten points for LSU, which never trailed in the game.
Smart scores 16, No. 22 LSU rallies past Louisiana Tech
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Very little came easily for LSU in a back-and-forth game against Louisiana Tech.
It was up to freshman Ja'vonte Smart to bail out the 22nd-ranked Tigers. Smart scored 16 points, and his late 3-pointer put LSU ahead for good in a 74-67 victory on Friday night.
Reid, Waters help No. 23 LSU hold off UNC-Greensboro 97-91
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Naz Reid and Tremont Waters came through big on the offensive end for No. 23 LSU. The Tigers needed all of their production to hold off North Carolina-Greensboro.
Reid scored 29 points and Waters had 21 points and 10 assists as LSU beat North Carolina-Greensboro 97-91 Friday night.
No. 23 LSU coasts past Southeastern Louisiana 94-63
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Being a ranked team for the first time in three seasons certainly didn't faze LSU in its season-opener Tuesday.
Six players scored in double figures as the No. 23-ranked Tigers lived up to that billing by cruising past Southeastern Louisiana 94-63.
No. 23 LSU enters new season with high hopes, heavy hearts
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Second-year LSU coach Will Wade has recruited his way into the national rankings.
Time will tell if a No. 23 Tigers team relying on a sophomore point guard, a senior transfer from Oregon and trio of highly touted freshmen can fulfill that promise — all while they cope with the recent fatal shooting of a teammate.
The death of forward Wayde Sims, a Baton Rouge native whose father also played for LSU, will be forever intertwined with the Tigers' season.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU men's basketball coach Will Wade says he has completed the Tigers' roster for the upcoming season with the addition of 6-foot-7 forward Aundre Hyatt.
The 215-pound Hyatt is from White Plains, New York, but spent the past academic year at the Miller School in Charlottesville, Virginia. Shooting nearly 47 percent, Hyatt averaged 18 points and 8.5 rebounds for a squad that won a state title.
Utah hits 14 3-pointers, eases by LSU 95-71 in NIT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sedrick Barefield led five Utah starters in double figures with 17 points and the Utes hit 14 3-pointers en route to a 95-71 victory over LSU on Monday night in the first round of the NIT.
FOR THE MOST PARTSCH: Wade displays mad mic skills at postgame presser
Who knew Will Wade was a battle rapper?
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The ball nearly got away from LSU's Tremont Waters during one of the 5-foot-11 point guard's brazen, penetrating dribbles into a crowd of towering defenders.
Waters saved his dribble by darting along the baseline toward an empty corner, where he turned, saw no one had followed him, and buried a 3-pointer.
"That's good coaching," LSU coach Will Wade deadpanned. "He's just a very instinctive player and a very, very good player. You can't teach that."