06:45 Newscast March 2, 2015

The Pelicans have now won five in a row after defeating the Denver Nuggets last night 99-92. Tyreke Evans lead all scorers with 22. Eric Gordon threw in 18 as the Pels handed the Nuggets their tenth straight home loss. The Pelicans improve to 32-27 and trail Oklahoma City by a game and a half for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Pels are on the road again tonight to take on Dallas.

In College Baseball over the weekend, The UL-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns took two of three from 25th ranked Alabama after yesterday’s 14-2 victory over the Crimson Tide. The Cajuns improve to 6-5 on the season and host Northwestern State Wednesday.

The second ranked LSU Tigers swept Princeton at Alex Box Stadium. The three wins improves LSU to 10-1. LSU returns to action tomorrow night when they host Stephen F. Austin.

ULM swept Sam Houston State at Warhawk field. This is the Warhawk’s first three-game series sweep in nearly a year.

LA Tech took two of three this weekend from Oral Roberts. And Nicholls State defeated Utah 4-1 in their weekend series finale. The Colonels won three out of four against the Utes at Ray Didier Field.

ULM officials will break ground today on a new end zone building at Malone Stadium. It’s the first new athletic facility built on campus in 1983 and it will feature a new locker room, a Hall of Fame area and new coaches’ offices. Coach Todd Berry says the project has been a long time coming for the program….

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Today is also the first day of spring football for the Warhawks.

In college basketball, LSU won their third straight after defeating Ole Miss 73-63. Jarell Martin and Tim Quarterman lead all scorers with 18 each.

It was Louisiana Tech over UT-San Antonio 76-66. All five Bulldog starters scored in double figures. Tech has a game and a half lead over UAB for the Conference USA lead.

UL-Lafayette upset Georgia Southern 68-58. And ULM lost to Appalachian State 66-43. Despite the loss, the Warhawks remain in a three way tie for first in the Sun Belt.