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Morning Headlines for April 5, 2011

Texas Tech Baseball will try to recover today in a doubleheader against UTSA after being swept by Oklahoma last weekend. First pitch for Game 1 is at 3 p.m. from San Angelo. Texas Tech is 17-11 on the season while UTSA is 11-18.

No. 18 LCU Baseball hosts University of the Southwest at Hays Field today for a doubleheader starting at 3 p.m. LCU is 27-8 and have won 7 games in a row.

The 19th-ranked Texas Tech men’s golf shot 42-over on the first day of the 2011 Morris Williams Intercollegiate in Austin but emerged in fourth place heading into Tuesday’s third and final round. Tech is 10 strokes behind Tournament leading Texas.

Texas Tech women’s golf shot 27 over at the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate and sit in fifth place following Monday’s opening two rounds at the Half Moon Bay Golf Links near San Francisco.

UConn defeated Butler last night 53-41 to win the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship in Houston. Kemba Walker led UConn with 16 points and Shelvin Mack scored 13 points to lead Butler, who shot a Final Four-record low 18.8 percent from the field.

Texas A&M and Notre Dame will battle tonight in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship from Indianapolis tonight. 1340 The Fan begins coverage of the game at 8:30 p.m.

Nelson Cruz and Elvis Andrus homered last night to help the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 6-4. Cruz also joined Willie Mays and Mark McGwire as the only players in Major League history to hit a home run in the first four games of a season. Rangers’ starter Derek Holland pitched six strong innings to earn the win.

Southern University athletic director Greg LaFleur has been charged with soliciting a prostitute. Houston police say the former NFL player was arrested Sunday night in an undercover prostitution investigation. The school says it will investigate the allegations before deciding on any action.

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