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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Ole Miss heads to LSU today needing only one more victory to become bowl eligible. It would only enhance what has already been a notable turnaround from a miserable 2-10 campaign a year ago. Meanwhile, No. 8 LSU still has a slim chance to win the SEC with victories in its final two regular season contests.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Hornets general manager Dell Demps has agree to a new multi-year contract extension with the club. The Hornets announced the deal yesterday but did not release terms of the contract.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The NCAA has extended Tennessee's probation for two years. It's among the penalties handed down yesterday following a ruling that former football assistant coach Willie Mack Garza provided impermissible travel and lodging to a prospect.

RUSTON, La. (AP) — Louisiana Tech has relied on its high-scoring offense to reach the brink of a second-straight Western Athletic Conference crown. Coach Sonny Dykes' big concern this week is whether that formula will work for the No. 19 Bulldogs again today when defensive-minded Utah State visits with first place in the league on the line.

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