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."
SEC BASKETBALL BREAKDOWN: What do the Yahoo reports mean for SEC basketball?
LSU has joined the slew of schools under the spotlight of Yahoo Sports’ reports into college basketball’s widespread payment and corruption.
Waters scores 28, LSU beats Vanderbilt 88-78
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — When Tremont Waters wasn't jolting fans out of their seats with dazzling layups or pull-up jumpers from well behind the 3-point line, he was making history with his knack for helping his LSU teammates score.
Waters had 28 points and nine assists, and LSU beat Vanderbilt 88-78 on Tuesday night to keep the Commodores winless on the road.
From one DI offer to elite graduate transfer: The road MU’s Robertson has traveled
Desiigner’s “Timmy Turner” blasts from the Mizzou Arena speakers as Kassius Robertson works his way around the arc.
Fielding passes from a manager, he attempts one 3-point shot. Then another. Twenty more follow.
Waters’ field goal gives LSU 64-63 win over Missouri
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Tremont Waters made a shot in the lane with 19 seconds remaining in the game to give LSU a 64-63 Southeastern Conference victory against Missouri on Saturday.
Waters pulled LSU (15-11, 6-8) within one point on a short jumper with 1:08 remaining. LSU got a stop when Aaron Epps rebounded a missed jumper by Jontay Porter with 40 seconds to go and Waters then made his game-winning shot.
Reath, Mays power LSU past Ole Miss, 82-66
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Will Wade instructed his team to deliver the ball inside to 6-foot-11 power forward Duop Reath as early and often as possible.
As Saturday's game against reeling Mississippi progressed, it became evident why Wade thought Reath represented the Tigers' best scoring threat against the Rebels.
Reath scored 26 points, Skylar Mays added 17 points and LSU convincingly overcame a blown double-digit lead for an 82-66 victory.
Ingram, Sexton led Alabama past LSU 74-66
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Alabama's Dazon Ingram looked right at home in front of a hostile sellout crowd and provided the poise the Crimson Tide needed to end its recent road futility.
Keeping one's composure became a bigger challenge for LSU coach Will Wade, whose frustration with officials boiled over after two calls extended Alabama possessions that ended with baskets.
Epps’ double-double sparks surging LSU past Arkansas, 75-54
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Will Wade talked repeatedly about the potential of the LSU basketball program when he was hired away from VCU after last season.
Even the first-year Tigers coach couldn't have known how quickly LSU would turn that potential into wins.
Led by Aaron Epps' 13 points and 11 rebounds, the surging Tigers continued their recent winning ways on Wednesday night — dominating Arkansas from the outset in a 75-54 victory.
In the midst of ‘brutal’ early SEC schedule, Will Wade said LSU needed something to happen
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Will Wade had a confession to make Saturday afternoon.
After four months, it was finally time to ’fess up about the top-heavy schedule the Southeastern Conference office handed him in his first season as head coach of the LSU basketball team.
Waters lifts LSU over No. 11 Texas A&M 69-68
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Minutes after freshman Tremont Waters gave LSU a win by sinking an off-balance 3-pointer with 1 second left on Saturday, he was asked if he revels in the pressure of such moments.
Before the 19-year-old could answer, his coach Will Wade jumped in.
"Yes, he does," Wade said as both the coach and his star player smiled.
Waters scored 21 points, capped by the game-winner, to lift LSU to a 69-68 win over No. 11 Texas A&M.
Waters, Mays lead LSU over Memphis 71-61
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — After playing even with Memphis in the first half, LSU pulled away by relying on good shooting and a successful percentage from 3-point range.
LSU (9-3) shot better than 60 percent through a good portion of the second half, made 50 percent of its 3-pointers for the game, and defeated Memphis 71-61 on Thursday night.
LSU whips North Florida 104-52
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Tremont Waters and Duop Reath each scored 15 points as LSU defeated North Florida 104-52 on Friday.
Waters and Reath were a combined 12 of 21 from the field. Waters, who made three 3-pointers, matched his season high in assists with 10. Reath, who made 7 of 12 field-goal attempts, grabbed nine rebounds.
LSU men’s hoop program can only go up as Wade era begins
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — New LSU coach Will Wade is trying to be realistic.
He's inherited a roster with few players who were highly rated recruits and his best hope for scoring comes from a graduate transfer.
LSU Preview Capsule
Last season: 10-21; second straight season with no postseason appearance.
Coach: Will Wade.
Who's gone: G Antonio Blakeney, G Jalyn Patterson, F Elbert Robinson III, G Kieran Hayward.
LSU Oks $2.5M, 6-year contract for new basketball coach
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU's new basketball coach has received a 67 percent pay bump to $2.5 million a year.
The LSU Board of Supervisors voted Friday to approve coach Will Wade's new contract that The Advocate reports is for six years and worth $15 million.
LSU’s coach: Oregon’s Bigby-Williams transferring to Tigers
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU basketball coach Will Wade says 6-foot-11 Oregon forward Kavell Bigby-Williams is transferring to LSU this fall.
The former national junior college player of the year will redshirt one year before becoming eligible to compete with the Tigers in 2018-19.
In primarily a reserve role, the England native helped the Oregon Ducks advance to the 2017 Final Four.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — VCU says rising redshirt sophomore guard Samir Doughty has decided to transfer.
New coach Mike Rhoades says the decision came by mutual agreement and he wished Doughty well.
The 6-foot-4 guard from Philadelphia was the Rams' fourth-leading scorer last season. He averaged 9.8 points in just over 23 minutes per game, and was expected to have a larger role next season. He joins Ahmed Hamdy as players who have decided to leave VCU since Rhoades replaced Will Wade as coach.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — New VCU basketball coach Mike Rhoades has finished assembling his coaching staff.
Rhoades says Jeremy Ballard will return to VCU as the associate head coach after a two-year absence. Ballard worked with Rhoades under Shaka Smart at VCU from 2012-15 and spent last season at Pittsburgh. The other assistants will be J.D. Byers and Brent Scott, who were on Rhoades' staff at Rice.
Also, Jimmy Martelli, son of Saint Joseph's head Phil Martelli, will be the director of operations.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Mike Rhoades' new office at VCU is vast improvement over the shoebox that was previously his home.
Instead of having a bird's eye view of countless high school graduations in the Rams' home arena like he had as a VCU assistant, his new surroundings allow him to watch players workout.
But for the new VCU head coach, it's more than a work place. For him, it's home.
LSU top scorer Blakeney entering NBA draft
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU guard and leading scorer Antonio Blakeney says he's declaring for this summer's NBA draft after two seasons with the Tigers.
Blakeney, who announced his decision in a written statement released by LSU on Tuesday night, leaves the Tigers shortly after the hiring of coach Will Wade.
Wade, who previously coached VCU, came to LSU after the firing of Johnny Jones, who coached the Tigers the previous five seasons.
With Brad Brownell definitively returning, Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich clears up rumors
CLEMSON — Hearsay ran its course and speculation became fact. But on Wednesday, Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich cleared the air: the university never reached out to Will Wade or any other college basketball coach on the market to potentially replace Brad Brownell.