11:40 LRN Sportscast April 27

The New Orleans Pelicans fell behind early and never recovered, losing 112-97 to the Phoenix Suns in Game 5 of their playoff series. Now down three games to two, the Pelicans face elimination in Game 6. Brandon Ingram had a tough shooting night, finishing with a series-low 22 points, but says he’ll be ready to step up in front of the home crowd on Thursday night and hopefully send the series back to Phoenix.

Cut 19 (15) _“…defensive end.”

Game 6 tips off at the Smoothie King Center Thursday night at 6:30 pm.

NCAA President and former LSU Chancellor Mark Emmert announced that he will be stepping down after 12 tumultuous years on the job. He will remain in his role until a new president is in place or until June of 2023.

The NFL Draft kicks off tomorrow and for the first time in a while, there won’t be a lot of LSU Tigers taken early. One player who should hear his name called on day one is cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. While his LSU career was cut short by injury, draft expert Mike Detillier says Stingley still has everything needed to be a star at the next level.

Cut 16 (18) “…in 2019.”

LSU baseball lost to UNO for the first time since 2017, falling 8-4 to the Privateers in New Orleans. The Tigers will look to rebound with a three-game set against 16th-ranked Georgia at home starting on Friday. In other scores, UL-Monroe topped McNeese, 8-7, and Southern Miss routed Southeastern 9-4 for its 15th straight win. Tonight, Louisiana Tech hits the road to take on Little Rock.