4:45 LRN Sportscast

22nd ranked LSU looks to stay undefeated in SEC play tonight when they host Alabama at 6:00. The Crimson Tide have won 10 of their last 13 and lead the SEC in scoring averaging almost 83 points a game. Coach Will Wade says it will be a big challenge for them defensively
Cut 16 (16) …our heels”
The Tigers have won 11 straight SEC games, while Alabama is 12-and-7 overall, four and two in the league.

McNeese takes a six-game winning streak into tonight’s game against Nicholls. The Colonels are 8-and-2 in the Southland. Also tonight, Southeastern Louisiana is at Central Arkansas, Northwestern State visits UNO and Tulane hosts South Florida.

The LHSAA’s annual convention is underway in Baton Rouge and high school principals are scheduled to vote Friday on proposals that would end the seven-year-old select-nonselect split. But if those proposals are voted down, LHSAA Director Eddie Bonine says the association could vote to widen the split beyond football, basketball, baseball and softball…
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The split was created because public schools believe private schools have certain advantages that allow them to put better teams on the field or court.

The Pelicans won their second straight last night as they defeated Cleveland 125 to 111. Jrue Holiday filled the stat sheet, 28 points, eight assists, three steals and four blocks. New Orleans hosts Memphis on Friday. The Pels are 4.5 games back of the Grizzlies for the final playoff spot in the West.