4:45 LRN Sportscast May 30

The bracket is out for the NCAA baseball tournament. After going 1-2 at the SEC tourney this weekend, it wasn’t a shock when Baton Rouge was left off the list of Regional host sites. Tigers coach Jay Johnson says once that happened, he could read the tea leaves on where his team was headed…

Cut 13 (12) “…a surprise.”

Second-seeded LSU faces Kennesaw State at 6 pm on Friday at the Hattiesburg Regional.

Southeastern gets back to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2017 by shocking McNeese in the Southland Conference Championships. The Lions are the four seed at the Auburn Regional, where they will face the top-seeded Tigers on Friday. The Ragin’ Cajuns will head west to College Station, as they return to the NCAAs for the first time in six seasons after winning the Sun Belt tournament title this weekend. UL takes on TCU Friday at 7 pm.

Louisiana Tech enters the tournament for the second straight year after claiming its first Conference-USA tournament championship. Head coach Lane Burroughs says winning the title in Hattiesburg made it just a little bit sweeter.

Cut 15 (11) “…extra special.”

The Bulldogs head to the Austin Regional as the two-seed behind Texas and will face Dallas Baptist at 6:30 pm on Friday. Tech lost 7-4 to the Patriots back in March.

The NBA Finals matchup is set as the Golden State Warriors will face the Boston Celtics. Boston beat the Miami Heat in seven games to make their 21st Finals appearance. Golden State will be playing in the Finals for the sixth time in the past eight seasons. Game one is Thursday night at 8 pm.

And Tulane guard Jalen Cook announced that he is withdrawing his name from the NBA draft and returning to the Wave for another season. As a sophomore, the LSU transfer was named first-team All-American Athletic Conference after averaging 18 points, 3.5 assists, and 1.6 steals per game. His scoring average was the highest for a Tulane player in over 20 years.