4:45 LRN Sportscast

Rough night in Gainesville last night for the LSU basketball team as they fell to Florida 81-66. Florida shot 55-percent from the field and was seven of 10 from three-point range in the second half. The Tigers did not have reserve Charles Manning. He’s already missed time with a broken bone in his right foot, now he has a fracture in his left foot and will miss the next few games. The Bayou Bengals host Texas A-and-M at 11 AM on Saturday.

Tonight, Louisiana Tech basketball visits Western Kentucky. The Bulldogs and Hilltoppers are tied for second place in Conference USA, one game back of North Texas. Western Kentucky beat Tech in Ruston earlier this year. Tip-off for the final regular-season road game is at seven PM.

The Pelicans are getting ready for a three-game homestand that starts tomorrow against Cleveland. The Lakers will be in the Smoothie King Center on Sunday and then it’s Minnesota on Tuesday night. The Pelicans are three-games back of the Grizzlies for the final playoff spot in the West.

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The 11th ranked LSU baseball team is in Houston, they have a game tomorrow night against undefeated Texas at Seven PM in Minute Maid Park. The Tigers will play Baylor on Saturday and 15th ranked Oklahoma on Sunday. The Bayou Bengals beat Louisiana Tech seven to one last night. The Bulldogs will start a four-game series versus Maine on Friday at Ruston High School.