11:40 LRN Sportscast February 24

LSU football Coach Brian Kelly introduced Matt House as his new defensive coordinator. He spent the past three seasons as linebackers coach for the Kansas City Chiefs. House hasn’t decided on the Tigers’ defensive alignment, saying he’s still learning personnel before he develops a scheme…

Cut 18 (19) “…we can become.”

The New Orleans Saints have named Ryan Nielsen and Kris Richard as co-defensive coordinators. Saints analyst Bobby Hebert says he expects the Saints defense to remain dominant under the pair…

Cut 20 (22) “…ten wins.”

Louisiana Tech travels to Texas in search of their 20th win of the season, as the Bulldogs take on Rice tonight. Tech is tied for second in the Conference USA standings and has won four straight over the Owls. Coach Erick Konkol says a fifth win won’t come easily, with Rice sitting at 9-4 at home this year.

Cut 29 (18) “…in their building.”

LSU continued its late-season slide with a 66-71 loss at number six Kentucky. Xavier Pinson had game-highs with 26 points and eight assists but the Tigers couldn’t hold on to an eight-point halftime lead, getting outscored 48-35 in the second half.

In other men’s games, LSU-Shreveport topped 11th-ranked LSU-Alexandria in NAIA action. The Ragin Cajuns have won three in a row after beating Georgia Southern, and Tulane fell to number 14 Houston.

For the women, LSU-S knocked off LSU-A as well, and Tulane won its 20th game of the season and 8th in a row after beating SMU.