4:45 LRN Sportscast

It’s win or go home for the Pelicans tonight as they host Sacramento in an elimination play-in game. New Orleans needs to beat the Kings in order to advance into the Western Conference playoffs as the eighth seed and play Oklahoma City. The Pels will have to do it without Zion Williamson, who is sidelined by a hamstring injury. Host of the Locked on Pelicans podcast, Jake Madison, says the Pelicans other two big stars, Brandon Ingram and C-J McCollum will need to step up…
Cut 16 (15) “…on Sunday.”
Tip off at the Smoothie King Center is at 8:30.

In college baseball…LSU faces a must win series as they are in Missouri. 14th ranked Ragin Cajuns will go up against 19th ranked Coastal Carolina for the next three days in Conway, South Carolina. Louisiana Tech back on the road this weekend to face 25th ranked Dallas Baptist.

LSU has advanced to the final four of the NCAA Gymnastics championships after posting the highest score among the eight teams that reached the semifinals. The other three finalists are Cal, Florida and Utah, but College Gym News co-managing editor Brandif Heffner, says LSU has the depth and the best gymnast in the country….
cut 7 (10) “…in the final”
Two-time defending national champion Oklahoma failed to advance to the finals after suffering falls on vault and beam last night. The national championship meet is at 3 PM Saturday.

In college football…LSU safety Ryan Yaites and cornerback Jeremiah Hughes have entered the transfer portal. Yaites had 16 tackles as a true freshman last season, while Hughes played mostly special teams.

The NCAA’s Playing Rules oversight committee has voted to allow helmet communications so plays can be relayed to the players that way and the two-minute warning is coming to college football at the end of each half.

The Arena Football League team the Voodoo was scheduled to play their first game next Saturday in Lake Charles, but instead the team will have its home games in Lafayette at the Blackham Coliseum. Head coach James Shiver put out a statement that because of ongoing issues for months, his bosses decided it was best to move the team to Lafayette.