11:40 LRN Sportscast May 31

Jay Johnson will lead LSU into the NCAA tournament for the first of what is expected to be many trips to the postseason. The second-seeded Tigers face Kennesaw State at 6 pm on Friday at the Hattiesburg Regional. Johnson says he’s excited about the opportunity to add to the Tigers’ winning tradition.

Cut 14 (17) “…or six years.”

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.”

Southeastern gets back to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2017 by shocking McNeese in the Southland Conference Championships. Matt Riser has led the Lions to the regionals four times in nine seasons, but this may have been the most difficult road there, as SLU won 22 of its last 33 after an 8-18 start.

Cut 17 (12) “…experience that.”

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. On the way to their fifth tournament championship, the Cajuns took down 11th-ranked Texas State and number 25 Georgia Southern and head to the regionals on a five-game winning streak. Third-seeded UL takes on second-seed TCU Friday at 7 pm.

And the Saints begin their second set of OTAs today in Metairie. There’ll be one more session next week before mandatory minicamp begins on June 14.