4:45 LRN Sportscast February 21

The Pelicans return from the All-Star Break tonight with a game in Portland versus the Trail Blazers. New Orleans is five games back of Memphis for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Veteran guard Jrue Holiday believes the team can make a real run at catching Memphis…
cut 18 (12) “…be fun”
Brandon Ingram returns to the line-up for the Pelicans. He missed the last few games heading into the All-Star break because of an ankle sprain. The Trail Blazers Damian Lillard will not play tonight, because of a groin strain. Tip-off is at 9:30.

LSU basketball is at South Carolina tomorrow at 5 PM. Louisiana Tech visits North Texas. The Bulldogs trail Mean Green by two games for first place. The Ragin Cajuns are at ULM. Nicholls looks for its fifth straight win when the Colonels visit Central Arkansas. McNeese will try to snap a five-game losing streak when they host UNO.

The 11th ranked LSU baseball team hosts Eastern Kentucky tonight. The Tigers didn’t play well in a 4-2 loss to Nicholls on Wednesday and Coach Paul Mainieri is looking for more consistency. He will give Wes Toups a start in left field and freshman lex Milazzo will get two starts behind the plate this weekend. Manieri says Milazzo has a major league arm…
cut 20 (18) “…on you”
Milazzo is off to a good start at the plate, as he has four hits in his first eleven collegiate bats.

Louisiana Tech is at Troy this weekend. The Bulldogs are 4-and-0 and they’ve outscored their opponents to 20-to-5 so far. ULM and Grambling will face each in a three-game series, while the Cajuns host Virginia Tech.