The Final Score Archives

McNeese State defeats UNO

LAKE CHARLES — It was a tale of two halves for the UO men’s basketball team as the Privateers saw a halftime lead quickly vanish after haltime in an 87-76 loss to Southland Conference foe McNeese State on Thursday evening in Burton Coliseum. After connecting on 52.9 percent of its shots (18-of-34) in the opening… Continue reading →

Delgado baseball team, ranked in the top 10, attempts to reach another NJCAA World Series with a rebuilt roster

Advocate file photo by KYLE ENCAR -- Delgado Community College coach Joe Scheuermann signals his pitcher during a game at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium in 2014.

Last year at this time, Delgado Community College was coming off an appearance in the NJCAA World Series with a team of returning players. The Dolphins parlayed that into a second consecutive trip to the World Series. But after 22 players signed with four-year colleges, coach Joe Scheuermann’s team has plenty… Continue reading →

SUNO women hold on to top Dillard

The Southern-New Orleans women’s basketball team scored the first 10 points of the fourth quarter to take control against visiting Dillard on Monday night. The Knights made sure all their hard work paid off in the end with a defensive stop, preserving a 49-48 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference victory. “We came up with a big stop,… Continue reading →

Gary Smith steps in to boost Xavier over Dillard 69-61

When Xavier first-team all-conference guard Morris Wright picked up his fourth foul midway of the second half against Dillard on Saturday, things didn’t look positive for the Gold Rush. However, backup point guard Gary Smith had Wright’s and Xavier’s back. Smith hit a key basket and ran the offense, and Xavier took… Continue reading →

Dillard takes aim at Xavier again Saturday in the Crosstown Classic

Dillard first-year men’s basketball coach Mike Newell is a stranger to the Crosstown Classic against rival Xavier. But Newell knows the Bleu Devils have not had much success in recent years. Saturday’s matchup will be played at Xavier’s Convocation Center, a doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m. with the women’s teams. “I know we have… Continue reading →

Southeastern Louisiana goes for needs with signing class

Associated Press photo by JONATHAN BACHMAN -- Southeastern Louisiana coach Ron Roberts

When it comes to Southeastern Louisiana’s signing class, it’s pretty straightforward. The Lions focused on needs in assembling a 28-man class, which features seven mid-year signees and 21 who signed Wednesday. “We went after the areas that were needed, and I’m really excited about some of the kids we got in here,” SLU coach Ron… Continue reading →

Xavier women see large lead shrink but hold on to beat SUNO 75-59

It appeared the Southern-New Orleans women’s basketball team may come all the way back from a big early deficit in its Gulf Coast Athletic Conference game against visiting Xavier on Monday night. But Xavier fought the Knights off in the game’s last three minutes, taking a 75-59 victory at The Castle. “We played good defense down… Continue reading →

UNO men complete an undefeated three-game homestand with a 74-53 victory over Nicholls

After losing all three games of a homestand midway through January, the UNO men’s basketball team’s confidence may have been at an all-time low. But the Privateers were riding high after Monday’s 74-53 win over Nicholls State in Southland Conference play at the Lakefront Arena. Monday’s win completed a 3-0 run at home during the homestand… Continue reading →

Erki Thomas sparks UNO by McNeese

University of New Orleans forward Erik Thomas knew his team needed a lift, so he decided to lift off. With the momentum beginning to shift away from his team in the second half, the senior found himself ahead of the pack on a fast break with only one defender to beat. Thomas… Continue reading →

UNO baseball coach Blake Dean focused on developing team’s intangibles

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- UNO Athletic Director Derek Morel, left, introduces Blake Dean as baseball coach.

Blake Dean wasn’t worried as much about his team’s hitting or pitching in his first practice as head coach of the UNO baseball team. When the team assembled at Maestri Field on Friday, the former College World Series champion at LSU was more focused on developing the intangibles of his team. “We just want to be… Continue reading →

As the season opener nears, BRCC focuses on one big thing: developing pitchers

During last year’s best-of-seven playoff series between Baton Rouge Community College and Delgado, ineffective pitching doomed BRCC. The Bears fell in five games. No wonder BRCC coach LJ Dupuy’s primary goal this year is to develop his pitching staff. That task, along with the Bears’ 2016 season, will begin with a doubleheader against Panola Community… Continue reading →

Despite roster full of unknowns, LSU-Eunce baseball team eager to hit the field

Having won five NJCAA Division II World Series titles in the past decade, the most recent of which came last year, the LSU-Eunice baseball program has been a model of elite consistency. As it prepares for a repeat, though, starting with its season-opening three-game series against North Lake College this weekend, coach Jeff Willis said there’s some… Continue reading →

UNO’s late surge hands Privateers a 94-83 win over visiting Central Arkansas

Second chances don’t come by often, but the UNO men’s basketball team was fortunate enough to have one coming into Monday night. UNO had three consecutive disappointing Southland Conference losses at home last week, but it began another three-game stretch at home Monday and desperately wanted to make up for the way the previous three ended.… Continue reading →

After troubles landed him in jail, Generra Varmall trying to set things right

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Talladega College point guard Gennera Varmall is a White Castle, La. native and former University of New Orleans basketball player who spent two years in prison before coming back to play one last season of basketball for the Tornadoes in Talladega, Ala. Varmall (4) defends against Dillard UniversityÕs Dennis Hightower (32) at Dillard in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016.

Talladega guard Generra Varmall was scoreless Saturday night, missing all three of his shot attempts in the 17 minutes he played against Dillard. He gets another chance Monday night against Xavier, and then another chance Wednesday against SUNO. If there’s anybody who can appreciate getting another chance, it’s Varmall, who grew up in New Orleans before… Continue reading →

Lewis: Loyola’s Kellie Kennedy balances motherhood, coaching

Advocate photo by ZACH BRIEN --  Kellie Kennedy, Loyola University New Orleans' women's basketball head coach, sits on the bench with her four-year-old daughter Raleigh before a game against Belhaven University. Kennedy, who is the winningest coach in program history, is also a parent.: Saturday, Jan 23, 2016.

Loyola women’s basketball coach Kellie Kennedy is a distinctive minority in her profession. She’s a mom. To be precise, she’s the mother of Raleigh Kaiis Kennedy, who will turn 5 in April. “At our convention, there are meetings for men coaching women’s basketball and African-Americans,” Kennedy said. “But I don’t think I’ve ever seen one for… Continue reading →

Central Arkansas guards do damage in win over UNO women

Coming into its game against Central Arkansas, the UNO Privateers were concerned about guard Maggie Proffitt, the Sugar Bears’ leading scorer. However, the Privateers got all the could handle in guards Jameka Watkins and Brianna Mullins. When Watkins wasn’t driving to the basket and drawing fouls, Mullins was making 3-pointers. Their play led Central Arkansas to… Continue reading →

Kolby Morgan, Tulane women roll past SMU

DALLAS — Kolby Morgan scored 21 points, going 4-for-8 from 3-point range, to pace the Tulane women’s basketball team to a 54-42 win over SMU in American Athletic Conference play Wednesday night. Morgan, the only Green Wave player in double figures, also had seven rebounds, four steals and two blocked shots. Leslie Vorpahl added nine… Continue reading →

UNO women making progress in Southland

When guard Randi Brown’s 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds left lifted the UNO women’s basketball team over Stephen F. Austin on Jan. 14, pushing the Privateers to 2-2 in the Southland Conference, it may not have seemed like much. However, that was the first time a Privateers team had been .500 in conference since Feb.… Continue reading →

UNO’s Southland slide continues with 82-58 loss to Stephen F. Austin

The UNO men’s basketball team lost its fourth straight game in Southland Conference play, an 82-58 defeat to Stephen F. Austin on Monday night at Lakefront Arena. The Lumberjacks (12-5, 5-0) had four players score in double figures, and Demetrious Floyd spearheaded the attack with a career-high 32 points on 13-of-16 shooting. “(Floyd) is one of… Continue reading →

Incarnate Word tops Southeastern

HAMMOND — Jontrell Walker scored 19 points and Mitchell Badillo added 15 as Incarnate Word held off Southeastern Louisiana 75-71 for a Southland Conference win Saturday. Walker was 7 of 10 from the floor and made three 3-pointers. Badillo made 6 of 8 field goals and dished out five assists for Incarnate Word (8-7, 3-1)… Continue reading →

Houston Baptist outlasts UNO

The UNO men’s basketball team played well against the top team in the Southland Conference for most of Saturday’s game, but the ending was all too familiar. The Privateers (5-10, 1-3 Southland Conference) faltered down the stretch and fell to Houston Baptist 73-69 in an SLC tilt at UNO Lakefront Arena. It… Continue reading →

State women roundup: UL-Lafayette women post win over UALR

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Behind their top three leading scorers this season, the Louisiana-Lafayette women’s basketball team outlasted UALR 65-58 at the Jack Stephens Center on Thursday night. The Cajuns improved to 10-2 overall and 3-0 in Sun Belt Conference play. It’s the first 3-0 conference start for the UL-Lafayette program since 1982-83.… Continue reading →

Xavier gives coach Bo Browder 401st career victory

Coming off his 400th career victory as Xavier’s women’s coach against NAIA No. 22-ranked LSU-Shreveport on Saturday, Bo Browder was mindful of a possible letdown Monday against Edward Waters. However, Xavier parlayed a hot third quarter and a strong finish into a 73-65 victory in its Gulf Coast Conference season opener. “It was a good win… Continue reading →

LSU’s Leonard Fournette, McNeese State’s Wallace Scott grab top honors on LSWA all-state college team

Associated Press file photo -- Matt Viator was voted Louisiana college coach of the year after leading McNeese State to its fourth Southland Conference title in his tenure. Viator has since left McNeese for the top job at ULM.

The three state college football teams that reached the postseason shared the top awards on the 2015 Louisiana Sports Writers Association All-Louisiana college football squad. Leonard Fournette, LSU’s record-setting sophomore running back, was named the state’s top offensive player, while Wallace Scott of Southland Conference champion McNeese State was chosen the defensive player of the year. Louisiana… Continue reading →

State college basketball: Jackson State cruises to 89-66 victory over Southeastern

JACKSON, Miss. — Paris Collins scored 22 points, Raeford Worsham had 11 points and 11 rebounds, and Jackson State beat Southeastern Louisiana 89-66 in men’s college basketball Wednesday night. Kaven Bernard added 21 points for Jackson State (5-8), while Janarius Middleton chipped in 12 points and had six assists. The Tigers snapped a two-game losing skid… Continue reading →

Ole Miss players embrace school’s history with Sugar Bowl

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Mississippi tight end Evan Engram (17) runs after the catch and scores on the play as LSU defensive back Donte Jackson (1), safety John Battle (26), and cornerback Tre'Davious White (18) give chase during the second half Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, in Oxford, Miss. LSU lost 38-17.

Ole Miss’ first invitation to the Allstate Sugar Bowl in 45 years has been a revelation for many of the Rebels players. The school’s long absence from the game belies its rich history in the Sugar Bowl. Ole Miss’ game against Oklahoma State on Friday will be its ninth in the Sugar Bowl, tied with… Continue reading →

Canisius beats Nicholls State

LAS VEGAS — Kassius Robertson scored 20 points and Jermaine Crumpton added 18, combining for 23 in the second half to lead Canisius to an 83-74 win over Nicholls State on Wednesday in the Continental Tires Las Vegas Classic. The pair combined for 9-of-13 shooting in the second half when the Griffins (6-6) shot… Continue reading →

LSU athletes sweep LSWA cross country runner of year honors

A freshman and a senior captured top honors as runners of the year on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association All-Louisiana cross country team announced Tuesday. LSU freshman Dajour Braxton earned the men’s honor, and LSU senior Morgan Schuetz earned the women’s title in a vote of sports information/media relations representatives from the various schools.… Continue reading →

Mississippi State closes with 24-5 run, trips Green Wave 69-59

Starkville, Miss. — Malik Newman scored 15 points, and Mississippi State closed on a 24-5 run to beat Tulane 69-59 Saturday in men’s college basketball. Newman was 3-of-9 from the field and made six free throws. Craig Sword had 14 points, and Gavin Ware added 12 points with nine rebounds for the Bulldogs (5-5).… Continue reading →

Lewis: Too many bowls? C’mon — what’s wrong with more football?

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Arkansas State call out to the marhing band Saturday during the New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benze Superdome.

Enjoy your first day of the bowl season? Five games, ending with Saturday night’s New Orleans Bowl between Louisiana Tech and Arkansas State in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, were certainly a plateful. Want more? There are 34 more to come over the next two weeks, followed by the College Football Playoff championship game Jan.… Continue reading →

Quarterback Jeff Driskel finds redemption at Louisiana Tech

Louisiana Tech quarterback Jeff Driskel (6) passes to a teammate before getting hit by Kansas State defensive tackle Travis Britz (95) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. Kansas State defeated Louisiana Tech 39-33 in triple overtime. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

As a hotshot high school signee with Florida, Jeff Driskel never imagined he would end his college career in the New Orleans Bowl. When he thought of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, he pictured himself as a starting NFL quarterback, certainly by 2015. Yet, he is quite content with the way things worked out.… Continue reading →

Tech seniors looking to go out with win

When Skip Holtz began his first year as head coach at Louisiana Tech, he knew he had a special group of young players to help build the program. Those young players grew into the winningest class of seniors in school history, and with a win in Saturday’s New Orleans Bowl against Arkansas State, the… Continue reading →

Jasckson State edges Southeastern women

HAMMOND — Jackson State outrebounded Southeastern Louisiana 52-34 in a 79-72 win over the Lady Lions on Thursday at the University Center. The Lady Tigers (5-4) took 72 shots and took advantage of second chances to outscore the Lady Lions 28-15 in the fourth quarter to overcome a 57-51 deficit. KaeLynn… Continue reading →

Lance Guidry named McNeese State coach

LAKE CHARLES — Lance Guidry, an All-Southland Conference defensive back for McNeese State in the early 1990s, was named the school’s 15th head coach Wednesday. Guidry , whose contract is pending approval by the Louisiana System Board of Supervisors, has been the Cowboys defensive coordinator and assistant head coach. He replaces Matt Viator, who left… Continue reading →

Arkansas State arrives for New Orleans Bowl

Associated Press photo by Gareth Patterson -- Arkansas State's Blake Anderson is the first head coach to stay with the Red Wolves for two straight seasons since Steve Roberts led the program from 2001 to 2010.

When Fredi Knighten pulled up to his team’s hotel on Tuesday, it almost felt like a homecoming. The Arkansas State senior reserve quarterback has deep family ties to New Orleans and he said he was more than excited for his team’s arrival in anticipation for Saturday’s R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. “My parents and a… Continue reading →

Late surge carries Tulane to 63-49 victory

Tulane tuned up for the best of the best by playing one of the worst of the worst. Two days before facing preseason No. 1 and current 11th-ranked North Carolina in Chapel Hill on ESPN2, the Green Wave entertained winless Prairie View on Monday night at Devlin Fieldhouse and did little right until the… Continue reading →

UL-Monroe hires McNeese State’s Matt Viator as football coach

MONROE — Louisiana-Monroe hired Matt Viator as the Warhawks’ head football coach, luring him away from McNeese State, where he never had a losing season in the past decade. Viator, whose hiring was announced Monday, went 78-33 during 10 seasons at McNeese, coaching the Cowboys to the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs five times. He… Continue reading →

LSU, Southeastern head 2015 All-Louisiana soccer team

LSU sophomore forward Jorian Baucom and Southeastern Louisiana junior goalkeeper Hope Sabadash shared player of the year honors to highlight the Louisiana Sports Writers Association women’s soccer All-Louisiana team, as announced Saturday. SLU and LSU combined to take three of the individual awards. After leading their respective teams to the NCAA tournament, Southeastern coach Blake Hornbuckle… Continue reading →

Alcorn State cruises past Grambling for another SWAC title

Associated Press photo by Eric Christian SmithAlcorn State coach Jay Hopson poses with the Eddie G. Robinson Trophy after Alcorn State defeated Grambling 49-21 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship Gameon Saturday in Houston.

HOUSTON — With less than two minutes left in the Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship game, Grambling quarterback Johnathan Williams connected with a familiar target. Alcorn State defensive back Warren Gatewood intercepted his third pass of the night, putting a fitting end to a 49-21 Braves win on Saturday at NRG Arena. Gatewood sparked… Continue reading →

Lenorris Footman sparks Alcorn State to SWAC title

Alcorn State quarterback Lenorris Footman (17) escapes the tackle of Grambling State defensive back Jameel Jackson (33) in the third quarter of the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship college football game, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, in Houston. Alcorn State won the game 49-21. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

HOUSTON — One hour before kickoff of the Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship Game, Alcorn State had not announced who would be starting at quarterback. Following a 49-21 rout of Grambling, the Braves can feel confident that they have two good choices going forward. When healthy, the Braves have played 2014 SWAC co-Offensive Player of… Continue reading →

Georgia Tech trips up Tulane

NEW ORLEANS — Marcus Georges-Hunt scored 19 points to lead Georgia Tech over Tulane 76-68 on Saturday night. Georges-Hunt had 15 points in the second half and made key plays down the stretch after the Green Wave cut Georgia Tech’s lead to 67-64 with 3:34 remaining. Georges-Hunt’s layup with 2:13 to play stretched the… Continue reading →

Sam Houston defeats McNeese State

LAKE CHARLES — Jeremiah Briscoe passed for 313 yards and three touchdowns, and Sam Houston State ended McNeese State’s perfect season with a 34-29 win in the second round of the FCS playoffs on Saturday night. Sam Houston State (10-3), which failed to score on offense in a 27-10 loss to the Cowboys on Nov.… Continue reading →

Dillard women defeat Loyola again

Dillard’s women’s basketball team has won just five of its 11 games this season. However, three have come against teams ranked in the NAIA’s top 25 poll. After Saturday, two have come against No. 13-ranked Loyola. The Bleu Devils overcame a 16-point early deficit in beating the Wolfpack 71-69 at The Den.… Continue reading →