• In this Sept. 21, 2014, file photo, then-Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen watches action from the sideline in the second half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass. The New Orleans Saints’ dead-last defense will not be getting an overhaul under new coordinator Allen, who says it is too late in the season for that. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

    Saints’ dismal defense hopes Allen can stop the hemorrhaging

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints’ dead-last defense won’t be getting an overhaul under new coordinator Dennis Allen, who says it’s too late in the season for major changes.

  • Greenwood, McFerrin lead McNeese State past Dillard 80-79

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Jarren Greenwood scored 16 points, and Craig McFerrin made a layup with 10 seconds to go to lift McNeese State to an 80-79 win over NAIA Dillard on Wednesday.

  • Nicholls State, Louisiana Tech players win LSWA honors

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Strong performances in narrow victories by Nicholls State and Louisiana Tech earned their players the nod from the panel of Louisiana Sports Writers Association voters for this week’s state football players of the week.

  • Louisiana Tech's Alex Hamilton, center, drives to the basket between Ohio State's JaQuan Lyle, left, and Keita Bates-Diop during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. Louisiana Tech beat Ohio State 82-74.(AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

    Louisiana Tech defeats Ohio State, 82-74, remains undefeated

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Alex Hamilton had 24 points and three teammates also reached double figures when Louisiana Tech defeated Ohio State 82-74 on Tuesday.

  • Cincinnati's Gary Clark (11) shoots over Southeastern Louisiana's Marlain Veal (0) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    No. 24 Cincinnati pulls away to 64-49 win over SE Louisiana

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Troy Caupain and Jacob Evans III scored 15 points apiece, and No. 24 Cincinnati overcame low-percentage shooting to beat Southeastern Louisiana 64-49 on Tuesday night.

  • LSU head coach Les Miles ponders a reporter's question's following an NCAA college football game against Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. Mississippi won 38-17. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    LSU’s Miles sidestepping questions about his future

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Les Miles considers talk about his job security “off limits” right now and he has no interest in retiring.

  • Manning Passing Academy to remain at Nicholls State

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Nicholls State University and the Manning Passing Academy have signed a six-year contract extension to host the popular football skills camp on the Thibodaux campus through 2021. That’s according to a news release from the school Monday.

  • Officials remove a man from the scene following a shooting in New Orleans' 9th Ward on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015. Police spokesman Tyler Gamble says police were on their way to break up a big crowd when gunfire erupted at Bunny Friend Park. (Michael DeMocker/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; USA TODAY OUT; THE BATON ROUGE ADVOCATE OUT; THE NEW ORLEANS ADVOCATE OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Police investigate New Orleans shooting that left 16 wounded

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Police on Monday sought to determine what touched off a wild shootout in a crowd of hundreds of people at a New Orleans playground, where an evening of fun at a block party swiftly turned into a nightmare.

  • Webster leads Nebraska to easy 92-65 win over SE Louisiana

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Tai Webster scored 11 of his 13 points in the first half to lead Nebraska to a 37-point halftime advantage and an easy 92-65 victory over Southeastern Louisiana on Sunday.

  • Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe (2) makes a layup against New Orleans Pelicans guard Ish Smith in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)

    Clutch Davis leads Pelicans past Suns, 122-116

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis capped a 32-point, 19-rebound performance with a tiebreaking 3 in the final minute, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Phoenix Suns 122-116 on Sunday night.