4:45 LRN Sportscast March 30

LSU and Mississippi State resume their SEC West baseball series tonight at 7 PM at Alex Box Stadium. The Tigers scored seven runs in the seventh inning last night in a 10-1 romp over the Bulldogs, who fell to 1-6 in SEC play. LSU is 4-3 in SEC action and they’ll send Caleb Gilbert to the hill tonight.

In the Sun Belt, ULM is at Texas-Arlington. The Warhawks are looking to even up their series with the Mavericks. The Cajuns are trying to do the same after losing a heart breaker at Arkansas State last night. The Red Wolves rallied back from a three-run deficit in the bottom of the ninth to win 8-7 in 12 innings.

Grambling State hosts Texas Southern as those two teams battle for first place in the SWAC West division.

And in nearby Ruston, Louisiana Tech hosts F-I-U. The Bulldogs fell out of first place in Conference USA after losing to the Panthers nine to seven.

The Pelicans can sweep the season series versus the Cavaliers with a win tonight over Cleveland. New Orleans beat the Cavs back on October 28th, but both teams look much different now. The Pels no longer have DeMarcus Cousins and Cleveland’s roster was completely overhauled at the trade deadline.

Nicholls has named Austin Claunch as its new head men’s basketball coach. Claunch has served as an assistant the last two years.

Former NBA and LSU star Shaquille O’ Neal has committed to donating cash to help Lafayette High School build a new weight room. The school is looking to raise 42-thousand dollars and Mighty Lions head football coach Rob Pool says the donation will go a long ways towards fixing a crucial part of the athletics program….
cut 7 (10) “….for it”
Shaq will make his donation on South Louisiana Giving Day on May 10th.