6:45 LRN Sportscast March 27

The Saints got a victory at the NFL Owners meeting in Arizona as the league has decided to expand instant replay, giving coaches the ability to review all offensive and defensive pass interference calls, in addition to non-calls. Coach Sean Payton lobbied hard for the change after his team was denied a chance of reaching the Super Bowl because of a non pass interference call in the NFC Championship game. Owner Gayle Benson says owners are compassionate about the issue, because they don’t want what happened to the Saints, to happen to them.

LSU’s hitting woes continued last night and it cost them a loss as McNeese blanked the Tigers two to nothing. It’s the third win for the Cowboys in the last four meetings against the Tigers. Freshman right hander Brett Payne threw six shutout innings and struck out five.

ULM scored five runs in the eighth inning as the Warhawks defeated La Tech nine to four. Blake Buckman belted a three-run homer. Frank Colton hit a walk off homer as the Cajuns defeated Tulane seven to six.

The LSU men’s basketball team leaves for Washington D-C today where they’ll take on the Michigan State Spartans on Friday night in the Sweet 16. The Spartans have a hall of fame coach in Tom Izzo, who has a 52-20 record in NCAA Tournament games. LSU Interim Head Coach Tony Benford on playing the Spartans…
Cut 16 (14) “in transition”
In other SEC basketball news….Arkansas has fired Mike Anderson after eight years in Fayetteville. Anderson led the Hogs to the NCAA Tournament three times, but this past season they went 18-and-16.

The Pelicans lost to Atlanta Hawks 130-120. Earlier in the day, New Orleans announced that Jrue Holiday will miss the rest of the season after he had surgery to repair a damaged ab muscle. The Pels are now 1-and-8 since their starting shooting guard went down with an injury.