16:45 LRN Sportscast Feb 24

The LSU men’s basketball team looks for a much needed win tonight against Auburn. The Bayou Bengals lost to Auburn on a February fifth and another loss to Bruce Pearl’s team will not help their chances in getting into the NCAA Tournament.

Tonight on the baseball diamond, Ragin Cajuns Coach Tony Robichaux goes for career win number one-thousand as the UL Lafayette baseball team hosts McNeese State. Robichaux coached and played at McNeese, so you can expect the emotions will be riding high.

Weather has postponed the U-L-M-Southern Miss game today. Louisiana Tech’s match-up with ULM tomorrow has also been postponed, while the LSU-Southeastern Louisiana contest is still on for tomorrow night.

The brackets are out for the upcoming high school basketball playoffs. The top seeds from Class C, all the way to Class 5A are Atlanta, Florien, Madison Prep, Riverside Academy, University High in Baton Rouge, Salmen and Natchitoches Central, who won the Five-A title last year.

LSU cornerback Jalen Collins ran a 4.48 at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. NFL Draft analyst Mike Detillier says with that speed, Collins could be a first round pick on April 30th….
cut 30 (12) “…long arms”
Detillier also expects LSU offensive lineman La’el Collins will be a top 15 pick in the first round as well. The Saints have the 13th pick and Detillier says if Collins is still around, the black and gold could possibly select him.

Southeastern Louisiana has named Blake Williams as its new defensive coordinator, he’s the son of former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. Blake Williams has plenty of coaching experience in the NFL and served as St. Louis de facto defensive coordinator in the 2012 season, when his father was suspended for his role in the “Bountygate” scandal.