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Sports Minute: Here is the latest Gulf Coast sports news from The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees passed for 376 yards and two touchdowns and the New Orleans Saints held off Carolina's late comeback bid to seal a 31-26 victory in their NFC wild-card game. The Panthers had a first down on the Saints 26-yard line with 58 seconds left but heavy pressure by All-Pro defensive end Cameron Jordan a couple plays later induced an intentional grounding penalty on Carolina quarterback Cam Newton. Another sack by Vonn Bell ended the game.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Teaira McCowan had 31 points and 20 rebounds to help No. 5 Mississippi State stay unbeaten with an 83-70 victory against LSU on Sunday. McCowan scored Mississippi State's first nine points after halftime to extend a nine-point lead to 15 after being held to eight in the first half.

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Khaalia Hillsman scored a career-high 31 points and Chennedy Carter added 22, combining for 19 points in the fourth quarter, and No. 19 Texas A&M turned back Auburn 82-73 Sunday. Danni Williams had 16 points for the Aggies, who handed the Tigers their first home loss of the 2017-18 athletic year in women's and men's basketball and football combined.

ATLANTA (AP) - Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson of Michigan has been selected for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. Woodson won the Heisman in 1997, becoming the first player who primarily played defense to win the award.

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