11:40 Sportscast Feb 26

Louisiana Tech men’s basketball will face UTEP tonight in a match-up of two teams battling for first place in Conference USA. The Miners are led by six-foot-eight sophomore Vince Hunter, who is averaging nearly 16 points and 10 rebounds a game. Bulldogs Coach Michael White says UTEP is a tough team to defend…
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Louisiana Tech beat the Miners 58-45 in El Paso earlier this season.

In the Sun Belt tonight…U-L Monroe is at South Alabama. The Warhawks are in a three-way tie for first place in the league standings with Georgia State and Georgia Southern. U-L Lafayette, who has won three in a row, is at Georgia Southern on Saturday.

Last night the Pelicans won their third straight, beating Brooklyn 102-96, Quincy Pondexter had 25 points to lead all scorers.

LSU and Southeastern Louisiana will face off in baseball tonight. Both teams will end up playing four games in four days as the Tigers host Princeton this weekend and the Lions will face the Big Ten’s Northwestern University. Tigers center fielder Andrew Stevenson is not expected to play tonight because of a tweaked hamstring.

The Ragin Cajuns baseball team heads to Birmingham today to face Alabama in a three-game series. Tomorrow’s game has been moved up three P-M, because it’s expected to be cold on Friday night.

There’s plenty of NFL news today. The Detroit Lions have released former Saints running back Reggie Bush. The 29-year-old was set to make over three-million dollars this season, but only rushed for 297 yards in 2014 as he battled an ankle injury.

The Falcons have signed kicker Matt Bryant to a contract extension. And there are reports that the Broncos and Quarterback Peyton Manning are working to restructure his current contract.