11:40 LRN sportscast Feb 23

NOLA.com and the Times Picayune reports the Saints could release six-time Pro Bowl guard Jahri Evans if he doesn’t agree to a restructed contract. Evans is scheduled make 7.5 million dollars in salary and bonuses in 2015 and it would amount to an 11-million dollar hit to the salary cap.

LSU cornerback Jalen Collins run a 4.48 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine. That’s the third fastest time among cornerbacks. Some analysts say Collins could be a first round pick.

In college baseball…LSU has moved up to number three in the Collegiate Baseball Poll. The Tigers swept Boston College this past weekend and they are ranked behind Virginia and TCU.

Louisiana Tech’s Tyler Clancy has been named Conference USA Pitcher of the week. The junior left-hander threw seven innings of one-hit baseball in the Bulldogs win over Arkansas Pine Bluff on Friday.

The Pelicans host the Toronto Raptors tonight, but Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson will not play for New Orleans. The team says Davis is out one to two weeks with a right shoulder sprain, while Anderson is expected to miss two to four weeks with an MCL sprain in his right knee. Anderson suffered the injury in Saturday’s win over the Heat.

In college basketball tonight….Nicholls State hosts Northwestern State. The Colonels are in ninth place in the Southland Conference and need to win some games if they want to get into the league tournament. The Demons are 10-and-4 in league play and have won three in a row.

Also tonight…Southeastern Louisiana hosts UNO. The Lions have won four of their last five. And Southern hosts Alabama State on ESPN U tonight. The Jaguars trail the Hornets by a half game for first place.

LSU is at Auburn tomorrow night. The Tigers are in fifth place in the league standings with a record of eight and six.