16:45 LRN Sportscast March 29

LSU and Michigan State tip off tonight just after 6 PM as the two teams battle for a spot in the Elite eight. The Spartans have won 12 of their last 14 and they are led by point guard Cassius Winston. Tonight’s premiere match-up is Winston against LSU point guard Tremont Waters.

LSU will match up against Mississippi State on the baseball diamond tonight. The Bulldogs won game one of the series last night, holding on for six to five win. Zack Hess suffered the loss as he gave up three home runs. Daniel Cabrera hit a two-run blast for LSU. Cole Henry starts on the hill for the Tigers. First pitch is at 6 PM. The final game of the series has been moved up to 1 PM tomorrow, because of the chance of thunderstorms in Starkville on Saturday.

In other college baseball action tonight. the Cajuns are at Troy, ULM hosts Georgia Southern. McNeese visits Sam Houston State, Southeastern is at Stephen F Austin and Louisiana Tech hosts UAB. First pitch is at 6 PM.

A bill has been filed for the regular session that will begin in a little over a week that calls for fines, community service and possibly even a short time in jail for any person that harasses an official at a school or recreation athletic contest. Metairie Representative Cameron Henry says refs and umps, especially those who are in college trying to make some extra money, should not be subject to relentless verbal abuse…
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Metairie Senator Danny Martiny who tried to legalize sports betting in last year’s regular session has filed a similiar bill this year. It has the support of the governor and debate will begin after the session gavels in on April 9th.

The Pelicans got a rare win last night as New Orleans defeated Sacramento 121-118. Only the second win the team’s last 11 contests. Julius Randle led the way with 34 points. There’s just five games left in the regular season. New Orleans will host the dysfunctional Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday at 5 PM.