4:45 LRN Sportscast March 4

One LSU team moved into the Top 10 rankings, another fell out. The Fighting Tigers basketball team is ranked 10th in the A-P poll and they are ranked in the top 10 for the first time since December 2006. The Bayou Bengals are tied with Tennessee for first place in the SEC with two regular season games left. LSU is at Florida on Wednesday and will host Vanderbilt on Saturday.

After getting swept by Texas, the LSU baseball team fell out of the top 10. D-1 Baseball has the Tigers ranked 13th, Baseball America ranks them 10th and Perfect game has the Bayou Bengals ranked 14th. LSU went into Austin ranked number one or two in all of the major polls.

And Coach Paul Mainieri’s team didn’t get back into Baton Rouge until 4:45 this morning, because their flight was cancelled and it took a seven-hour bus ride to get back home. The Tigers host Holy Cross on Wednesday and then California for the final non-conference weekend series.

Former LSU cornerback Greedy Williams ran a 4.37 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL combine today. It’s one of the fastest times for the four-day event. Williams did not finish all of the drills, because of minor cramping in both calves. Former LSU linebacker Devin White improved his draft stock by running a 4.42.

ULM’s 2019 football schedule shows the Warhawks opening the season against Grambling State on Thursday, August 29th. But Grambling President Rick Gallot told the News-Star that no one from Louisiana-Monroe told them that the game had been moved from Saturday to Thursday and Grambling still plans on playing the game on Saturday, August 31st.

The Grambling basketball team is in action tonight against Mississippi Valley.

The Pelicans conclude a four game road trip tonight in Utah. It’s been a good trip for the Pels, who have wins against the Suns and Nuggets, after losing to the Lakers to open the trip. Utah has won five straight, eight of their last nine. Tip off is just after 8 PM.