Louisiana Radio Network Sports, I’m Brooke Thorington…
A memorable LSU basketball season ended last night as Michigan State hit 13 three pointers in an 80-63 victory over the Tigers. Tremont (Tray-mont) Waters had 23 points, but Skylar Mays had just seven points and Javonte Smart was scoreless. Now we wait to see what happens with Will Wade as a result of the FBI wiretap scandal.
Elsewhere… Auburn upset top seeded North Carolina 97-80, while Kentucky got past Houston 62-58. So it will be an all SEC regional final in the Midwest on Sunday.
LSU’s bats busted out of its hitting slump with a solid 10-5 win over second ranked Mississippi State. Chris Reid and C-J Willis each drove in three runs and Cole Henry struck out nine over five innings for his second win of the season. The Tigers can win the series on Saturday at 1 PM when the two teams wrap up their series.
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Matt Miller improved to 3-and-0 on the season as Louisiana Tech held on for a three to two win over U-A-B. Braxton Smith earned his fourth save.
In nearby Monroe, Georgia Southern outscored U-L-M nine to eight. The Warhawks had five errors and they fall to 0-and-7 in the Sun Belt. The Ragin Cajuns scored three runs in the first inning, but Troy came back to beat U-L Lafayette five to four.
In the Southland, Southeastern Louisiana got a big win over Stephen F Austin as the Lions won five to one. S-L-U has won seven in a row. McNeese scored three runs in the ninth inning to beat the Bearcats four to three. Brett Whelton’s two run single in the ninth pushed the Pokes past Sam Houston.
Nicholls doubled up Lamar four to two thanks to a big three-run eighth inning. Houston Baptist clobbered Northwestern State 10-to-2. Prairie View pounded Southern 10-6 and Abilene Christian clipped Grambling seven to four.
The Pelicans host Lebron James and the Los Angeles Lakers tomorrow.