07:30 LRN Sportscast

The second-ranked LSU baseball team suffered its first loss of the season on Friday afternoon, falling to Stony Brook five to two. LSU scored two runs in the second inning and that was it as they were held to six hits. Thatcher Hurd suffered the loss as he gave up three runs. The Tigers host Northern Illinois today at 1 PM.

The Ragin Cajuns only had five hits and lost to Rice two to one. ULM also held to five hits in a two-to-nothing loss to Murray State.

Louisiana Tech moved to 5-0 with an 8-5 win over Kent State. Brody Drost and Cole McConnell each hit three-run homers.

Louisiana Tech has a new athletics director. Ryan Ivey has been chosen to lead the Tech athletics program. He’s been the A-D at Stephen F Austin since 2018 and during that time Stephen F Austin increased ticket sales by 189 percent and completed more than 30 million dollars in facility improvements. He’s also been an athletics director at Austin Peay and Texas A-and-M Commerce.
The Pelicans lost to the Miami Heat 106 to 95 last night in a game that saw four players get ejected after a scuffle broke out following a hard foul on Zion Williamson. New Orleans lost Jose Alvardo and Naji Marshall for most of the fourth quarter. Marshall got his hands around Heat star Jimmy Butler’s neck. Butler was also ejected. The Pels scored just 15 points in the fourth quarter.

The LSU Tigers host Mississippi State tonight at 7:30. The Tigers are coming off back-to-back wins against Top 25 teams. The Bulldogs have won four straight.

Louisiana Tech men’s basketball looks for its fourth straight win tonight as they visit New Mexico State. The Bulldogs remain tied with Sam Houston for first place.

The Ragin Cajuns are at Southern Miss, while ULM hosts the Troy Trojans.

McNeese goes after its fifth straight as they host Incarnate Word and in Baton Rouge…Southern hosts Grambling as both teams share first place in the SWAC.