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Baylor's Mark Vital (11) fouls Louisiana-Lafayette's Theo Akwuba during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

No. 2 Baylor wins delayed opener 112-82 over La-Lafayette

Nov. 28, 2020 11:08 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Baylor’ hadn't been on a basketball court for a game in 266 days, until Saturday night. And it showed — for a moment. The Bears shook off a sluggish start to the season, MaCio Teague scored 21 points and No. 2 Baylor won its delayed season opener 112-82 over...

Louisiana-Lafayette quarterback Levi Lewis (1) scores a touchdown against Louisiana-Monroe defensive lineman Seth Mason (94) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Monroe, La., Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

Lewis accounts for 5 TDS, No. 23 ULL beats ULM 70-20

Nov. 28, 2020 8:18 PM EST

MONROE, La. (AP) — Louisiana-Lafayette coach Billy Napier didn't complain about being stuck at home recovering from COVID-19 while the No. 23 Ragin' Cajuns prepared for a rivalry game. Rather, Napier saw it as an opportunity for key players to put their leadership on full display — and he wasn't...

Wells leads Texas-Arlington past Northwestern St. 80-71

Nov. 28, 2020 6:32 PM EST

RUSTON, La. (AP) — Shahada Wells had 15 points to lead five Texas-Arlington players in double figures as the Mavericks defeated Northwestern State 80-71 on Saturday. Patrick Mwamba and Fredelin De La Cruz both had double-doubles for the Mavericks (1-2) Mwamba had 13 points and 12 rebounds, De La Crus 12...

Jackson, Benjamin lead UAB past SE Louisiana 84-59

Nov. 28, 2020 5:45 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Quan Jackson had 18 points to lead five UAB players in double figures as the Blazers easily defeated Southeastern Louisiana 84-59 on Saturday. Jalen Benjamin added 16 points for the Blazers. Tavin Lovan chipped in 14, Trey Jemison scored 12 and Michael Ertel had 10. Jamon Kemp had...

Saints tackle Armstead on COVID-19 list, out vs. Broncos

Nov. 28, 2020 5:34 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints placed starting left tackle Terron Armstead on their COVID-19 reserve list on Saturday, leaving him ineligible for Sunday's game against the Broncos in Denver. The Saints also ruled out return specialist Deonte Harris, who had been listed as questionable a day...

Rescued Kemp’s ridley sea turtles receive care at Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020.  Thirty endangered sea turtles rescued from the beaches of Cape Cod are now safe in New Orleans after their Thanksgiving travel plans went awry.  They were being taken to a Louisiana rehabilitation center when bad weather and damage to a propeller grounded their plane in Chattanooga.  Wildlife experts scrambled to find overnight homes for the turtles. They were then driven to New Orleans on Thanksgiving.   (Thom Benson/Tennessee Aquarium via AP)

Rough rescue: Storms, broken plane force layover for turtles

Nov. 28, 2020 12:10 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — They might have gotten there faster by walking, but at any rate, these endangered turtles had a lot to be thankful for on Thanksgiving. Bad weather, a damaged propeller and an unscheduled stop in Tennessee complicated the rescue of 30 critically endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles...

Pemberton lifts Louisiana Tech over Texas-Arlington 76-71

Nov. 27, 2020 10:00 PM EST

RUSTON, La. (AP) — JaColby Pemberton had 19 points and Louisiana Tech won its season opener with a 76-71 victory over Texas-Arlington 76-71 on Friday night. Andrew Gordon had 14 points for Louisiana Tech (1-0). Kalob Ledoux added 13 points. Amorie Archibald had 12 points. David Azore had 18 points for the...

The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, Thursday afternoon, Nov. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Supreme Court won't get involved in Louisiana pastor's case

Nov. 27, 2020 9:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is for now staying out of a dispute involving the state of Louisiana and a Baton Rouge-area pastor charged with violating state coronavirus restrictions by repeatedly holding large church services. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on Friday evening turned away a...

Louisiana-Lafayette head coach Billy Napier argues a called during an NCAA college football game against South Alabama in Lafayette, La., Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

No. 23 Cajuns, Warhawks, renew rivalry after COVID layoffs

Nov. 27, 2020 9:22 PM EST

MONROE, La. (AP) — No. 23 Louisiana-Lafayette is expected to get coach Billy Napier back from isolation just hours before the Ragin’ Cajuns renew their annual rivalry with a Louisiana-Monroe squad that hasn’t played in three weeks. It’s safe to say the COVID-19 pandemic has taken its...

Louisiana-Lafayette running back Chris Smith (21) celebrates a touchdown with Louisiana-Lafayette wide receiver Jalen Williams (18) in the first half of an NCAA college football game against South Alabama in Lafayette, La., Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

No. 23 ULL visits reeling in-state rival ULM

Nov. 27, 2020 8:06 PM EST

No. 23 Louisiana-Lafayette (7-1, 5-1 Sun Belt) at Louisiana-Monroe (0-8, 0-5), Saturday at 3 p.m. EST (ESPN3). Line: Louisiana-Lafayette by 28 1/2. Series record: Louisiana-Lafayette leads 29–25. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Louisiana-Lafayette already has won the Sun Belt West Division but needs to keep...