Louisiana State Rumors & News

  • Top-50 Recruit Tremont Waters Commits to LSU

    SLAM Online "He was the last remaining uncommitted top-100 recruit in the Class of 2017. Once a Georgetown commit, Waters opened up his recruitment in early March as speculation that Georgetown would be looking to fire John Thompson III grew stronger. On Monday afternoon, almost three months later, his college..." June 06

  • LSU's Wade makes 4-star recruit Mayan Kiir 1st signee

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "It looks like Mayan Kiir is going to get to play for LSU coach Will Wade after all. The four-star power forward from Victory Rock Prep (Fla.) is expected to sign with the Tigers on Wednesday, a source confirmed to The Times-Picayune. Kiir was previously signed to play at VCU but requested..." April 14

  • LSU leading scorer Antonio Blakeney declares for NBA draft

    Sporting News - NCAAB "LSU guard and leading scorer Antonio Blakeney declared for the NBA Draft on Tuesday, which could leave new Tigers coach Will Wade with a bigger rebuilding job. It was unclear from his announcement via Twitter whether Blakeney will hire an agent. "It was a privilege to wear the Purple and..." April 13

  • LSU hires VCU's Will Wade as coach

    CBS Sports "VCU’s Will Wade has agreed to become LSU’s next coach, a source told CBS Sports. The school subsequently confirmed the report late Monday. Wade is replacing Johnny Jones. Wade, 34, just led the Rams to successive NCAA Tournaments. His career record -- from two years at Chattanooga and two..." March 21

  • LSU fires basketball coach Johnny Jones after five seasons

    USA Today "LSU athletic director Joe Alleva met with basketball coach Johnny Jones Friday morning to fire him along with his three assistant coaches. "It just didn't work out," Alleva said at a press conference Friday. "Last year did not come up to our expectations, and this year when you lose 19 of 21,..." March 10

  • Mississippi State opens SEC tourney with big win over LSU

    The Sports Xchange "The SEC tournament began the same way that the regular season ended for Mississippi State and LSU. Quinndary Weatherspoon scored a game-high 19 points as the 12th-seeded Bulldogs (16-15) defeated the 13th-seeded Tigers (10-21) 79-52 in the first game of the Southeastern Conference Tournament..." March 08

  • Mississippi State completes season sweep of LSU

    The Sports Xchange "Quinndary Weatherspoon scored 18 points as Mississippi State ended a seven-game losing streak by defeating LSU 88-76 on Saturday night at Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, Miss. The Bulldogs (15-15, 6-12 SEC) won the first time since a 64-59 home triumph against Tennessee on Feb. 4. The..." March 04

  • LSU dumps Tennessee, ends 15-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "Brandon Sampson scored 24 points as LSU ended a school-record, 15-game losing streak by beating Tennessee 92-82 on Wednesday in a Southeastern Conference game in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, La. The Tigers (10-19, 2-15 SEC) won for the first time since Jan. 4, when they..." March 01

  • Frazier's last-second free throws lift Georgia over LSU

    The Sports Xchange "J.J. Frazier scored a game-high 29 points, including two free throws with 1.6 seconds remaining, to give Georgia an 82-80 victory over LSU in an SEC game Saturday at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, Ga. The defeat extended the Tigers' losing streak to a school-record 15 games and left them..." February 25

  • Auburn tops LSU to end skid

    The Sports Xchange "Auburn used balanced scoring to end a three-game losing streak by defeating LSU 98-75 in an SEC game Tuesday night at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, La. Ronnie Johnson scored 17 points to lead five Auburn players in double figures. Danjel Purifoy and Bryce Brown scored 15..." February 21