NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tyreke Evans had 25 points and 10 assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans closed out a difficult season with a crowd pleasing 105-100 victory over the playoff-bound Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. It was the second straight victory for the Pelicans.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Three more champions of golf's majors have committed to play in next week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Fore!Kids Foundation CEO Steve Worthy, whose organization produces the tourney each spring, said Wednesday that Vijay Singh, Lucas Glover and Geoff Ogilvy have committed to the April 24-27 event at TPC Louisiana.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi has added junior college standout Roderick Lawrence and Tennessee-Martin transfer Terrence Smith to its recruiting class. Lawrence averaged 13.1 points and 6.1 rebounds last season at South Plains (Texas) College. Smith is a guard who's played for Tennessee-Martin the past three seasons and led the team with 14.6 points per game as a junior.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi State has signed 6-foot-9 forward Johnny Zuppardo in an effort to add talent and depth in its frontcourt. The Kiln, Miss., native recently finished his sophomore season at Jones County Junior College, where he helped lead the Bobcats to a national title.
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