Louisville men’s basketball concludes its weeklong homestand against Virginia at 12 p.m. ET Saturday at the KFC Yum! Center. The game will air on CW, including locally on WBKI-TV in Louisville.

The Cardinals have lost four in a row following Tuesday’s 83-69 home loss to No. 12 Duke. Virginia has won three straight, including a 59-53 overtime victory over NC State on Wednesday.

Louisville is 5-23 all-time against Virginia and has won one of its last 18 meetings against the Cavaliers since 2016. The Cardinals are 4-10 at home against Virginia, with the last home victory in the series coming in 2020.


Virginia (14-5, 5-3 ACC) at Louisville (6-13, 1-7 ACC)

January 27, 2024 | 12 p.m. CT

KFC Yum! Center | Louisville, Ky.


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

Watch: CW (Ryan Burr, pxp | Brian Oliver, analysis)

Live Stats: Louisville Stats


Single-Game Tickets | Season Tickets


• 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 in the country have started at least 12 players this season, according to Ken Pomeroy.

• Louisville is entering the final game of a stretch of five straight matchups against teams in the top six in the ACC standings – NC State, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Duke and Virginia. Those teams are a combined 28-11 in league play.

• Over the last six games, the Cardinals are 43-for-105 (41%) from 3-point range. Louisville has had a positive assist-to-turnover ratio in six of the last nine 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 straight games.

• UofL’s Kenny Payne and Virginia’s Tony Bennett are two of 29 Division I head coaches in the country who were NBA Draft picks. Payne was selected 19th by the 76ers in 1989, while Bennett was the Hornets’ second-round pick in 1992.

• In the last six games, redshirt sophomore Mike James is averaging 17.8 points per game, while shooting 50.7% from the field (35 of 69), 59.1% from 3-point range (13 of 22) and 80% from the free-throw line (24-30).

• Over the last 10 games, junior forward Brandon Huntley-Hatfield is averaging 15.0 points and 8.3 rebounds while shooting 62.8% from the field (59 of 84). After registering two double-doubles in the first 68 games of his career, he has five in his last 10 games.

HISTORY VS. VIRGINIA (UofL trails 5-23)

Last Meeting: Virginia 77, Louisville 53

Jan. 3, 2024 | Charlottesville, Va.

Cold outside shooting gave Louisville men’s basketball an uphill climb in a 77-53 loss at Virginia.

Despite shooting 59% from inside the arc, the Cardinals went 6 of 25 from long range on a night with a short-handed roster that left them with just seven scholarship players.

Louisville led 5-2 early before Virginia went on a 7-0 run and never trailed again.

The Cavaliers shot 52% overall from the field and were led by Isaac McKneely’s 18 points.

Freshman guard/forward Curtis Williams led Louisville with 14 points. He went 4-for-10 from 3-point range, while the rest of the team was 2-for-15.

Redshirt sophomore guard/forward Mike James also reached double figures with 11 points.

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