September 9, 2017

2017-18 men’s basketball schedule released

By Micah Brown —

Men’s basketball’s has announced their 2017-18 schedule.

The Cards start the season with light competition and see their first competition on Nov. 28. Louisville will face Purdue in a rematch from last season as a part of ESPN’s annual Big Ten/ACC challenge. Louisville defeated by Boilermakers last year in the KFC Yum! Center 71-64.

The Cards also take on Indiana for the second straight year.

Louisville’s matchup against the Memphis Tigers will be a part of the Gotham Classic, a tournament consisting of five teams, headlined by the Cards and the Tigers. The games will take place in Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Louisville takes on rival Kentucky on Dec. 29 at 1 p.m.

When asked about the unusual tipoff time, coach Rick Pitino sarcastically responded, “Well most people in Lexington don’t work … it’ll be packed.”

For conference play, Louisville has a home-and-home series against Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, Florida State and Virginia.

The Cards wrap their season at home on March 1 against Virginia, a team that has had Louisville’s number since U of L entered into the ACC.

The ACC tournament starts on March 6 with the championship game on March 10.

You can see the full schedule here.

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