The Cards were perfect in the 2018 non-conference schedule and look to open 2019 ranked 3rd in the nation with a match verses the North Carolina Tarheels (9-5).

Louisville’s last game was before Christmas break on 12/20 when they ground out a win on the road against Central Michigan, 72-68. Senior, Asia Durr, scored 26 of her 31 total points in the second half and is averaging more than 22 points per game, second best in the ACC.

North Carolina won its last game which was at home verses Howard 85-63 on 12/28. Sophomore Janelle Bailey, the 2017-18 ACC Rookie of the Year, leads the Tar Heels in scoring (17.2) and rebounding (9.4), while shooting 50 percent from the floor. She had 30 points and 14 rebounds in the win over Howard.

UofL is 5-3 all-time against UNC and has won five straight against the Tar Heels and all five wins have come since the Cardinals joined the ACC. Last season, the Cards won 67-57 in Chapel Hill on Feb. 18, 2018. In the last matchup at the KFC Yum! Center, Louisville won 87-57 on Jan. 19, 2017. North Carolina last defeated Louisville on March 29, 2008 (L, 78-74) in the Sweet 16 in New Orleans.

Time: 7 p.m. ET

Date: Thursday, Jan. 3

Site: KFC Yum! Center

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