06:45 Sportscast, March 28th, 2017

Sixth ranked LSU will host instate rival Tulane tonight at the Box as the Tigers begin a five-game homestand. The Bayou Bengals are coming off a 10-6 victory over Florida. They trailed 5-0 in that contest. Coach Paul Mainieri says a win like that can mean a lot during a long season…:
Cut 16 (11) “for our team”
The Green Wave won two games over the Tigers last season.

McNeese infielder Joe Provenzano has been named the College Sports Madness Southland Conference Baseball Player of the Week. The junior hit .500 in the Cowboys’ last four games this past week, going 8-for-16 at the plate.

McNeese is 9-0 in conference action. They’ll host UL-Lafayette tonight. The Cajuns are coming off of a 2-3 week that saw the squad fall out of the Baseball America top 25 while also dropping in the D1Baseball rankings

ULM makes the trip down I-20 today to square off against Louisiana Tech. The Diamond Dogs have lost seven of its last 10 games, while the Warhawks have fallen 6 of its last 10.

Nicholls State hosts Alcorn State, and Northwestern State hosts Lamar.

In Major League Baseball, the Orioles announced Monday that former LSU standout Kevin Gausman will start against the season opener against Toronto on April 3rd. The right-hander was 9-12 with a 3.61 ERA last season.

The Pelicans fell last night on the road to Utah 108-100. Anthony Davis had 36 points and 17 rebounds for New Orleans, which played again without injured center DeMarcus Cousins. Jrue Holiday scored 19, but the Pelicans lost for only the third time in nine games. New Orleans now trails Denver and Portland by 4.5 games with eight games remaining in the regular season.

And the big story in the NFL right now is that the league’s owners, including the Saints’ Tom Benson, has approved the Raiders move from Oakland to Las Vegas.