11:40 LRN Sportscast Friday April 1

The 14th ranked LSU baseball team begins a three-game series in Auburn tonight. The Tigers are 2-and-4 in league play and tied for fifth in the SEC West. Starting shortstop Kramer Robertson says they are trying to remain loose…
cut 18 (12) “…good results”
No word on who will start at third base for LSU. Greg Deichmann had made two errors in his past five starts at the hot corner.

Southeastern Louisiana is red hot. The Lions have won 14 straight as they open a three-game series against Nicholls tonight. Northwestern is at McNeese. Both teams have winning records in league play.

In the SWAC, Grambling leads the west division with a 7-2 record. The Tigers are at Arkansas Pine Bluff, who trails G-S-U by one game for first place.

The Saints will reportedly meet with running back Tim Hightower soon and discuss a return to the Black and Gold. The 29-year-old played in eight games for New Orleans last season and rushed for 375 yards and four touchdowns, including a 122-yard rushing performance against Jacksonville.

The short-handed Pelicans defeated Denver 101-95 last night. New Orleans was led by Luke Babbitt, who had 22 points and 10 rebounds. Toney Douglas had 20 points and 10 assists. There’s seven games left in the regular season and the Pelis have the sixth worst record in the NBA.

Mark Whitehead, a basketball official from Denham Springs, will be a refree at the Final four in Houston. Whitehead has worked as a college official since 1996 and this will be his fifth Final Four assignment. He worked the 2012 title game played in New Orleans when Kentucky beat Kansas.

In other college hoops news…former LSU assistant Butch Pierre has been named an assistant at North Carolina State.