11:40 LRN Sportscast March 28th

LSU closer Hunter Newman is showing signs of returning to health. Coach Paul Mainieri says it’s possible Newman will be able to pitch in this weekend’s series against Texas A-and-M. Mainieri says despite Newman’s back injury, he’s seeing improvement out of his bullpen…
cut 17 (20) “….our bullpen”
The Tigers host Tulane tonight.

In other action tonight…the Cajuns are at McNeese State. The Cowboys are 14-0 at home this year. Northwestern State faces Lamar in Natchitoches. ULM and Louisiana Tech meet in Ruston and Nicholls hosts Alcorn State.

Former LSU baseball star Kevin Gausman will start on opening day for the Baltimore Orioles.

Anthony Davis was sensational last night, but it wasn’t enough to help New Orleans beat Utah. The Jazz knocked off New Orleans 108-100 as Rudy Gobert had 20 points and 19 rebounds. A-D had 36 points and 17 rebounds. Jrue Holiday added 19 points. DeMarcus Cousins did not play for a second straight game because of a sprained ankle.

In high school basketball…Atlanta’s Tony Brown has been named the Class C most outstanding player of the year. Brown averaged 25 points a game to help Atlanta win the Class C title. Summerfield’s Mercedes Coleman was named the Class C outstanding palyer of the year in girls basketball. Coleman averaged 25 points and 11 rebounds to help Summerfield win a state title.