11:40 LRN Sportscast

The LSU men’s basketball team will attempt to keep its run through the NCAA Tournament going tonight when they face Michigan State. It’s been an emotional year for the Tigers losing their head coach to suspension and of course at the beginning of the season, the fatal shooting of Wayde Sims, who was gunned down just outside of the Southern campus the night before the start of the first practice. Interim head coach Tony Benford says the team has carried Sims memory through the tournament….
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Benford says it will be a game of wills. He says executing in the half court will be a key, can’t turn it over and they need to do a good job on the offensive glass, like they’ve done all season long. Tip off is at 6:09. The winner of this game, will face the winner of the tonight’s game between Duke and Virginia Tech on Sunday.

LSU baseball will look to snap a four-game losing streak tonight when they face second ranked Mississippi State. The Bulldogs held on for a six to five win last night to take game one of the series. Freshman Cole Henry gets the start on the hill. He was brillant last week, but was a tough luck loser in a two to nothing loss. First pitch tonight is just after 6 PM.

La Tech and Southern are the only two college baseball teams from Louisiana playing at home this weekend. The Bulldogs who are coming off a series victory at Middle Tennessee, will host UAB. Matt Miller will start on the mound for Tech tonight as he threw eight innings last week and allowed one run. First pitch is at 6 PM tonight.

The Jaguars lead the Southwestern Athletic Conference West Division standings as they are 8-1. Southern faces Prairie View tonight.

LSU cornerback Kristian Fulton is back on the football field for the Tigers. He’s been out almost four months. after undergoing ankle surgery. LSU’s spring game is a week from Saturday.

And La Tech will host Southeastern in football in 2021.