Louisville men’s basketball looks to snap a five-game slide when it visits Clemson at 9 p.m. ET Tuesday in Clemson, S.C. The game will air on ACC Network.

The Cardinals just completed a stretch of four straight games against teams in the top five of the ACC standings, including a 69-52 home loss to Virginia on Saturday. Clemson dropped a 72-71 heartbreaker at Duke on Saturday.

Louisville is 9-5 all-time against Clemson, although just 1-5 on the road. The Cardinals won the last matchup at home last season while honoring the program’s historic 2013 team.


Louisville (6-14, 1-8 ACC) at Clemson (13-6, 3-5 ACC)

January 30, 2024 | 9 p.m. CT

Littlejohn Coliseum | Clemson, S.C.


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

Watch: ACC Network (Wes Durham, pxp | Dan Bonner, analysis)

Live Stats: Clemson Stats


• Louisville has used eight different starting lineups and is 3-5 when using a new starting lineup. The Cardinals have started 12 different players this season among an initial roster of 15 players. Only 13 teams in the country have started at least 12 players this season, according to Ken Pomeroy.

• Four of Louisville’s six wins this season have come while trailing at halftime. The Cardinals have been outscored by 142 total points in the first half this season, but have outscored opponents by 26 after halftime.

• The Cardinals are 5-3 this season when they outrebound their opponent, while they are 1-11 when losing the boards. They’re 6-8 when they shoot more free throws than their opponent, and 0-6 when they don’t.

• Over the last seven games, the Cardinals are 46-for-116 (39.7%) from 3-point range. Louisville has had a positive assist-to-turnover ratio in six of the last 10 games after only accomplishing the feat in two of the first 10 games. The Cardinals have shot 45% or better from the field in six of the last seven games.

• In the last seven games, redshirt sophomore Mike James is averaging 16.4 points per game, while shooting 46.8% from the field (36 of 77), 54.2% from 3-point range (13 of 24) and 83.3% from the free-throw line (30-36).

• Over the last 11 games, junior forward Brandon Huntley-Hatfield is averaging 14.4 points and 8.5 rebounds while shooting 62.0% from the field (62 of 100). After registering two double-doubles in the first 68 games of his career, he has five in his last 11 games.

HISTORY VS. CLEMSON (UofL leads 9-5)

Last Meeting: Louisville 83, Clemson 73

Feb. 18, 2023 | Louisville, Ky.

In front of the largest crowd of the season, with the 2012-13 team back for a 10-year reunion, Louisville men’s basketball put together its best performance of the season with an 83-73 victory over Clemson at the KFC Yum! Center.

The Cardinals led for nearly 29 minutes and were in control throughout the second half of the win over a Clemson team battling for a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

But there was too much on Louisville’s side Saturday.

That included the season-high 15,157 fans in attendance, as well as the historic 2013 team whose return included iconic names like Peyton Siva, Luke Hancock and Montrezl Harrell.

Senior guard El Ellis led Louisville with 28 points ­– giving him 82 total points over the last three games ­– while junior forward JJ Traynor had a career night with 16 points, nine rebounds and four blocks.

Redshirt freshman forward Mike James joined the pair in double figures with 13 points.

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