Louisville Men’s Basketball will host Michigan in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge this year. While we knew who the Cards would play and that they would be hosting at the KFC Yum! Center, we didn’t know the time of the game or the network we could view it on.
Today UofL Athletics announced the game is set for 7:30 pm EST and will air on ESPN.
🚨 Time & TV Announcement
— Louisville Basketball (@LouisvilleMBB) November 25, 2019
As you can see from the tweet, it has also been announced that the game will be a whiteout. So, grab your white gear if you’re going to make it down to the KFC Yum! Center for what should be an entertaining game.
Louisville and Michigan have played four previous times and the Cards hold a 3-1 advantage in the series. The most recent meeting, in the 2017 NCAA Tournament, was where Michigan earned its first victory. It was a second round matchup in which Wolverines F Moe Wagner lit the Cards up for 26 points in a 73-69 victory. Sophomore Donovan Mitchell led UofL in scoring with 18 points, in rebounds with 7, and in assists with 5. It would be Mitchell’s last game as a Cardinal as he would declare for the NBA Draft after the season.
In the other recent meeting, the Cards won their third championship as they beat Michigan in the 2013 NCAA Championship game. Luke Hancock was the MOP as he hit 4 threes in a row to spark a comeback from 12 down and the Cards won 82-76. He finished with 22 points. Peyton Siva scored 18 and dished out 6 assists while Chane Behanan had a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds. Gorgui Dieng led the team with 8 assists. (Yes the NCAA vacated the game and many records, but they hold no sway over us.)
The Cards will look to get a big out of conference win over new Michigan head man Juwan Howard and continue to build on what is expected to be a memorable season. The matchup will be arguably Team 106’s first big test.
Don’t forget Card Nation that if you’re going to the game: WEAR WHITE!