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METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints rookie right tackle Bryce Harris is so grateful to have a chance to play in the NFL he isn't about to complain about the timing of his first career start, which is likely to come Sunday against a San Francisco defense featuring some of the best pass-rushers in the NFL. Harris says he's "just glad to have the opportunity" after entering the NFL as an undrafted rookie.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — LeAntwan Luckett scored 24 points and Alcorn State defeated Samford 69-65 in overtime Thursday in the consolation bracket of the Atlantis on the Mainland tournament. In the extra period, Luckett scored with 52 seconds left to give the Braves the lead for good.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson would love nothing more than to play the role of spoiler this week. Any hopes of a bowl game ended in a loss at Mississippi State last week for the Razorbacks, who began the season ranked in the top 10. Arkansas will end its season Friday when it hosts LSU.

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Southeastern Louisiana University defensive back Robert Alford has been selected to participate in the 2013 Senior Bowl. The selection marks the first for the university since 1970 when All-American Ronnie Hornsby was named a defensive co-captain and scored the South's lone touchdown on an interception return.

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