Louisville men’s basketball officially announced its 2022-23 schedule on Tuesday noon. The schedule includes 19 home matches.
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“We are excited about the challenge facing our schedule,” Payne said in a prepared statement. “Playing at least 15 games against the programs that were in the post-season last year is a really tough schedule to say the least, keeping up with an ACC game that we know is one of the best conferences in college basketball. We’re going to be put to the test on who we are and the culture we’re in. We try to solidify it. Earn or learn.”
The ACC portion of the Louisville schedule will begin on December 4th against Miami at KFC Yum! center. The Cardinals will also host ACC games against Syracuse, Wake Forest, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Virginia, Clemson, and Virginia Tech. The UofL list of ACC road games begins in Florida on December 10 and will also include NC State, Clemson, Boston College, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Miami, Duke, Georgia Tech, as well as a trip to Virginia to close the schedule.
It should be noted that the times and TV customizations will be released at a later time.
From the UofL version:
Eight of the 13 non-cardinal opponents won 18 or more games last season. Louisville’s schedule strength has been among the top 18 toughest in the country by RPI or NET in 11 of the past 16 years.
Including the ACC’s 20-game schedule for the Cardinals, at least 15 of the 31 Cardinals’ games will be played against teams that participated in last season’s post-season competition, including at least 10 of the 2022 NCAA Tournament (NCAA Championship: Duke , Kentucky, North Carolina twice, Notre Dame, Miami twice, Virginia Tech; NIT: Virginia twice, Wake Forest, Wright State; classic basketball: Appalachian State). Six of the eight teams on the Maui Jim Maui Invitational have competed in the 2022 NCAA Tournament, including at least the first two opponents who will face the UofL in the event.
Several UofL opponents have been ranked among ESPN’s Top 25, including Non-Conference Enemies #4, Kentucky and Maui, Convocation #7, Creighton, #9, Arkansas, #16, Arizona, #23 San Diego State And No. 24 Texas Tech. Three ACC teams were also included in those rankings at North Carolina #1, #5 Duke and #18 in Virginia.
Including a pair of exhibition matches against NCAA Division II opponents, the Cardinals’ first five matches will be played at home at KFC Yum! center. The UofL will face its first overseas competition in an exhibition match on October 30 against University of Lenoir-Rhyne, a team coached by UofL’s 16th all-time leading scorer Everick Sullivan (1,583 points from 1988-92). Chaminade University in Honolulu, which the Cardinals have previously faced on four occasions in visits to Hawaii, will provide the opposition in UofL’s second home fair game on November 3.
The Cardinals officially open their 2022-23 season at KFC Yum! Center on November 9 against Bellarmine, a team located about four miles from the track and coached by former UofL assistant Scott Davenport. It will match the third oldest opening season in UofL history. The Cardinals will follow with home games against the Wright State post-season tournament on November 12 and Appalachian State on November 15.
Louisville will face Arkansas in the first round of Maui Invitational Jim Maui on November 21 at the Lahaina Civic Center in Maui, Hawaii in game two of the championship. The eight-team, three-day event will also see Texas Tech against Creighton on November 21 in Game 1, Ohio State against San Diego State in Game 3, and Cincinnati against Arizona in Game 4. Winners of the Louisville-Arkansas game. The winner of the Texas Tech-Creighton contest will face off on November 22, while the losers of these two games will play each other. The Cardinals’ opponents will be determined on November 23rd by their progression. Ticket packages for joining Cardinals are available at GoCards.com/Maui. The seven potential opponents UofL could play averaged nearly 25 victories last season and six were ranked in the top 25 pre-season.
Louisville came home to play for Maryland in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge on November 29 against a team coached by former UofL assistant coach Kevin Willard. The Cardinal will have 3 more home games without conferences at KFC Yum! Center in December against Western Kentucky on December 14, Florida A&M on December 17 and Lipscomb on December 20.
UofL will visit its indoor rival Kentucky in Lexington on New Years Eve (December 31). While the Cardinals and Wildcats were scheduled to play their rivalry game in Louisville in 2022, COVID-related issues forced the cancellation of last year’s game in Lexington and schools agreed to move their planned year-long schedule forward and play this year’s competition in Lexington.
Louisville will play three ACC games in December, starting December 4 at home against Miami. The Cardinals will also travel to Florida on December 10 and North Carolina on December 22.
After completing the non-conference schedule in Kentucky, UofL resumes play with four of the next five at home, including games against Syracuse (January 3), Wake Forest (January 7), North Carolina (January 14) and Pittsburgh (January 18). ) trapped about a trip to Clemson on January 11th.
In total, 12 of Louisville’s first 19 regular season games will be played at home.