Louisville men’s basketball returns home for two games this week, starting with No. 12 Duke at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday at the KFC Yum! Center. The game will air on ACC Network.

The Cards have lost three in a row, most recently falling 90-65 at Wake Forest on Saturday. It was UofL’s third straight road game against teams undefeated at home this season. Duke had an eight-game winning streak snapped Saturday with an 80-76 home loss to Pitt.

Louisville is 9-13 all-time against Duke, including a 4-4 mark at home. The Blue Devils have won three straight in the series going back to 2021.


#12 Duke (13-4, 4-2 ACC) at Louisville (6-12, 1-6 ACC)

January 23, 2024 | 7 p.m. CT

KFC Yum! Center | Louisville, Ky.


Listen: Cardinal Sports Network (WLCL 93.9 FM & WGTK 970 AM flagship); Streaming (Paul Rogers, pxp | Bob Valvano, analysis)

Watch: ACC Network (Rece Davis, pxp | Jon Crispin, analysis)

Live Stats: Louisville Stats


Single-Game Tickets | Season Tickets


• Louisville is heading into the final game of four straight matchups against teams in the top five in the ACC standings. Those teams are a combined 21-6 in league play.

• Over the last five games, the Cardinals are 38-for-88 (43.2%) from 3-point range. Louisville has had a positive assist-to-turnover ratio in six of the last eight games after only accomplishing the feat in two of the first 10 games.

• Louisville’s Kenny Payne and Duke’s Jon Scheyer – both coaching their alma mater – are the only two Division I head coaches in the country who have won national championships as a player and as a coach (both as assistants).

• In the last five games, redshirt sophomore Mike James is averaging 18.8 points per game, while shooting 54.2% from the field (32 of 59), 70.6% from 3-point range (12 of 17) and 81.8% from the free-throw line (18-22).

• Over the last nine games, junior forward Brandon Huntley-Hatfield is averaging 14.4 points and 8.0 rebounds while shooting 61.7% from the field (50 of 81). After registering two double-doubles in the first 68 games of his career, he has four in his last nine games.

• Freshman guard/forward Curtis Williams is averaging 10.8 points off the bench over the last eight games while making 20 of 46 3-pointers (43.5%). He was 5-for-18 from 3 (27.8%) over the first 10 games. After not reaching double figures in the first 10 games of his career, Williams has scored at least 11 points in five of the last eight.

HISTORY VS. DUKE (UofL trails 9-13)

Last Meeting: Duke 79, Louisville 62

Feb. 20, 2023 | Durham, N.C.

Louisville men’s basketball lost the rebounding and turnover battles to Duke, falling 79-62 at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

The Cardinals were outscored 16-6 in second-chance points and 14-6 on points off turnovers, despite outshooting the Blue Devils from the field for most of the game.

Louisville opened the game with a 7-1 run and took its largest lead of the night at 18-9 on a basket by senior forward Sydney Curry at the 13:15 mark.

Senior guard El Ellis had 11 of his 21 points in the first five minutes of the game.

Duke scored 13 straight after Curry’s bucket and turned it into a 20-4 run to go up 29-22 with 6:11 to play. The Blue Devils led 42-33 at the break.

Louisville got it back to 10 five times in the final minutes, but never got any closer.

Ellis had seven assists to go with his 21 points.

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