Louisville women’s basketball released their 2020-2021 schedule today that has been limited due to Covid-19. The schedule consists of 5 non-conference and 20 conference games. There are 12 home games, 12 road games, and 1 neutral site tilts.
🚨 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘁𝗲 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬-𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗱𝘂𝗹𝗲 🚨
— Louisville WBB (@UofLWBB) November 11, 2020
The Cards begin on November 25 vs Middle Tennessee State University. They have a 5 game non-conference schedule, but the main attraction is hopefully on December 4th.
Louisville is scheduled to take on UConn at a neutral site on December 4th. Louisville won the last regular season meeting 78-69 in the YUM Center, but Uconn got the final laugh beating UofL 80-73 in the NCAA Tournament.
The schedule is ACC heavy, but not too friendly. Most notably, the Cards have two road games vs a really good Duke team with new head coach Kara Lawson.
Louisville also faces nemesis FSU, who they went 0-2 against last year. The Seminoles ended Louisville’s run at an ACC tournament championship (62-60) before Covid shut everything down. The Cards play FSU in the YUM December 17th and in Tallahassee January 10th.
To read more about Louisville Women’s Basketball’s schedule, check out UofL’s press release below:
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT:
Louisville Women’s Basketball Releases 2020-21 ACC Schedule
The Cardinals will host 10 ACC games at the KFC Yum! Center.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 11, 2020
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – With University of Louisville women’s basketball season rapidly approaching, the way it will look became a lot clearer Wednesday as the Atlantic Coast Conference released complete league schedules.
The Cardinals will open league play on Dec. 10when they travel to take on Duke before hosting three straight games in the KFC Yum! Center against North Carolina (Dec. 13), Florida State (Dec. 17) and Miami (Dec. 20). They will then travel back to Duke for a New Year’s Eve showdown with the Blue Devils.
The three-game home stretch in December will be the longest of the season for the Cardinals, who will host games against Pittsburgh (Jan. 7), Boston College (Jan. 14), North Carolina State (Jan. 17), Syracuse (Feb. 1), Notre Dame (Feb. 7), Georgia Tech (Feb. 11) and Clemson (Feb. 21).
UofL also will have no road stretches of more than two games throughout the ACC schedule.
The Cardinals are scheduled to begin their season on Nov. 25 with a road game against Middle Tennessee, the first of five scheduled non-conference games – including a marquee matchup against national powerhouse Connecticut on Dec. 4.
Last season, the Cardinals finished 28-4 with a 16-2 conference record before the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament was canceled amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
UofL has high hopes for the season as reflected by a No. 5 ranking in the Associated Press Top 25 poll. At No. 5, UofL equals its highest ever ranking in the preseason AP poll.
The Cardinals top the list of ACC Teams in the AP Top 25 that includes No. 8 North Carolina State, No. 22 Notre Dame and No. 23 Syracuse, all of which will play in the KFC Yum! Center this season. Florida State (12), North Carolina (10), Boston College (2) and Duke (1) also received votes.