6:45 LRN Sportscast

The Saints held steady with the 29th pick and drafted Clemson defensive tackle Bryan Bresee (bruh-ZEE). The six-foot-five, 298 pounder had 51 tackles and nine sacks in 26 games in three seasons at Clemson. His 2021 season ended early because of a torn ACL and last year he only played in ten games because of a severe case of strep throat. Also his 15-year-old sister died last September from brain cancer.

No LSU Tigers were selected in the first round, but defensive end B-J Ojulari (O-juh-lar-e) is expected to be selected in today’s second round. New Orleans has two picks today, one in the second round and in the third round.

LSU women’s basketball coach Kim Mulkey has found her new point guard as Hailey Van Lith has committed to the Lady Tigers. Van Lith averaged nearly 20 points a game last season for Louisville.

Top-ranked LSU begins a three-game SEC series tonight at home against the Crimson Tide. Alabama enters the game with a 9-9 SEC record, 30-12 overall. The Tigers are 12-5 and in first place in the SEC West and they are 32-8 overall. LSU leads the SEC in hitting and they’ve scored a league-high 397 runs. Coach Jay Johnson on their approach on offense…
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Alabama has the third-best team ERA in the SEC at 3.77. Sophomore right-hander Luke Holman will start for the Tide.

Also this weekend, the Ragin Cajuns host sixth ranked Coastal Carolina, Louisiana Tech is at Middle Tennessee, ULM visits Georgia Southern, Northwestern State hosts Southland leader Nicholls and Grambling hosts Prairie View.