11:40 LRN Sportscast Feb 27

Over five-thousand fans were inside the Thomas Assembly Center last night as Louisiana Tech extended its home winning streak to 27 games with a 77-60 win over UTEP. Redshirt sophomore Erik McCree had his second career double-double 14 points and 12 rebounds. The Bulldogs are now 13-and-3 in Conference USA and in first place.

ULM remains in a tie for first place in the Sun Belt after beating South Alabama 75-57 last night. Junior Justin Roberson had 18 points for the Warhawks, while Majok Deng had a double-double 14 points and 13 rebounds.

Wild game at Alex Box Stadium last night as second ranked LSU blew a six run lead but rallied with two runs in the eighth inning to beat Southeastern Louisiana nine to eight. Jake Fraley’s two run triple was the big hit in the eighth innings. The Seven and one Tigers host Princeton tonight at the Box.

The Pelicans will host the Miami Heat tonight at the Smoothie King Center. New Orleans trails Oklahoma City by one game in the loss column for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. O-K-C lost in overtime to Phoenix last night, despite a triple-double from Russell Westbrook.

The LSU men’s basketball team will host Ole Miss tomorrow at one o’ clock. Jarell Martin is averaging 16.5 points a game for the Tigers and had 25 points against Auburn on Tuesday night. LSU Coach Johnny Jones likes how the sophomore is playing…
cut 17 (19) “….vast improvement”
A win on Saturday will give LSU ten conference wins and a chance to get a top four seed and a double-bye in the SEC tournament in a couple of weeks.