LSU has beaten Texas in football and basketball this season and now they’ll try to knock of the Longhorns in baseball as the two teams meet tonight in Houston at Minute Maid Park. LSU won Wednesday night seven to one over Louisiana Tech. Coach Paul Mainieri says he’ll use that same line-up over the course of this weekend, because at this point he feels that group gives them the best chance to win…
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Sophomore right-hander Cole Henry will get the start on the hill for the Tigers, while Texas will counter with junior right-hander Bryce Elder, who is 2-0 with a 1.38 ERA.
Also tonight, La Tech hosts Maine at Ruston High, the Cajuns host Sam Houston State, Illinois State is at ULM and Eastern Illinois is at Northwestern State.
The Pelicans host the Clevland Cavaliers tonight to start a three-game home stand. New Orleans is in tenth place, three games back of Memphis for the final playoff spot in the West. The Cavs are 17-and-41, but they’ve won four of there last five. On Sunday, the Pels host Anthony Davis and the Lakers.
LSU baskeball has an 11 AM tip off tomorrow against Texas A-and-M. The Tigers are coming off a blowout loss in Florida, while the Aggies have won three of their last four.
In other action, the Ragin Cajuns are at Little Rock, UNO is at Nicholls, Northwestern State visits Southeastern Louisiana and McNeese is at Houston Baptist. Grambling hosts Arkansas Pine-Bluff.
At the combine, former LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson ran the 40 in 4-point-4 seconds which will improve his draft stock. Safety Grant Delpit will reportedly not work out at the combine. Delpit says he’s still recovering from a right ankle sprain suffered during the season. Former LSU Coach Les Miles has sold his Baton Rouge home.