Louisville announces 2022-23 men’s basketball schedule

Kenny Payne (Photo: Jody Demling, 247Sports)

Louisville men’s basketball formally introduced its 2022-23 schedule on Tuesday afternoon. The schedule options 19 house video games.

The schedule is the primary of the Kenny Payne tenure

“We are excited in regards to the problem of our schedule,” Payne mentioned in a ready launch. “To play at the very least 15 video games in opposition to packages that had been within the postseason final yr is actually a troublesome schedule to say the least, to go together with ACC play which we all know is without doubt one of the finest conferences in school basketball. We will get examined on who we’re and the tradition we try to determine. Win or Learn.”

The ACC portion of Louisville’s schedule will start on Dec. 4 in opposition to Miami on the KFC Yum! Center. The Cardinals will even host ACC video games in opposition to Syracuse, Wake Forest, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Virginia, Clemson, and Virginia Tech. UofL’s slate of ACC highway video games begins at Florida State on Dec. 10 and also will embrace NC State, Clemson, Boston College, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Miami, Duke, Georgia Tech, plus a visit to Virginia to shut the schedule.

It needs to be famous that occasions and tv assignments might be launched at a later date.

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From the UofL launch:

Eight of the Cardinals’ 13 non-conference opponents gained 18 or extra video games final season. Louisville’s power of schedule has been among the many high 18 hardest within the nation by the RPI or NET in 11 of the previous 16 years.

Including the Cardinals’ 20-game ACC schedule, at the very least 15 of the Cardinals’ 31 video games might be performed in opposition to groups that participated in postseason competitors final season, together with at the very least 10 from the 2022 NCAA Tournament discipline (NCAA Tournament: Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina twice, Notre Dame, Miami twice, Virginia Tech; NIT: Virginia twice, Wake Forest, Wright State; The Basketball Classic: Appalachian State). Six of the eight groups within the Maui Jim Maui Invitational participated within the 2022 NCAA Tournament, together with at the very least the primary two opponents UofL will face within the occasion.

Numerous UofL opponents are ranked among the many ESPN way-too-early Top 25, together with non-conference foes No. 4 Kentucky and Maui Invitational individuals No. 7 Creighton, No. 9 Arkansas, No. 16 Arizona, No. 23 San Diego State and No. 24 Texas Tech. Three ACC groups are additionally included in these rankings in No. 1 North Carolina, No. 5 Duke and No. 18 Virginia.

Including a pair of exhibition video games in opposition to NCAA Division II opponents, the Cardinals’ first 5 video games might be performed at house within the KFC Yum! Center. UofL will face its first outdoors competitors in an exhibition recreation on Oct. 30 in opposition to Lenoir-Rhyne University, a workforce coached by UofL’s No. 16 all-time scorer Everick Sullivan (1,583 factors from 1988-92). Chaminade University of Honolulu, which the Cardinals have beforehand confronted on 4 events on visits to Hawai’i, will present the opposition in UofL’s second house exhibition recreation on Nov. 3.

The Cardinals formally open their 2022-23 season within the KFC Yum! Center on Nov. 9 in opposition to Bellarmine, a workforce positioned about 4 miles from the sector and coached by former UofL assistant Scott Davenport. It will match the third-earliest season opener in UofL historical past. The Cardinals will observe with house video games in opposition to postseason event individuals Wright State on Nov. 12 and Appalachian State on Nov. 15

Louisville will face Arkansas within the first spherical of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational on Nov. 21 on the Lahaina Civic Center in Maui, Hawai’i within the second recreation of the event. The eight-team, three-day occasion will even characteristic Texas Tech in opposition to Creighton on Nov. 21 in Game 1, Ohio State in opposition to San Diego State in Game 3, and Cincinnati in opposition to Arizona in Game 4. The winners from the Louisville-Arkansas matchup will face the winner of the Texas Tech-Creighton contest on Nov. 22, whereas the losers of these two video games will play one another. The Cardinals’ opponents for Nov. 23 might be decided by their development. Ticket packages to affix the Cardinals can be found at GoCards.com/Maui. The seven potential opponents UofL might play averaged practically 25 victories final season and 6 are ranked within the nation’s preseason Top 25.

Louisville returns house to play Maryland within the ACC-Big Ten Challenge on Nov. 29 in opposition to a workforce coached by former UofL assistant coach Kevin Willard. The Cardinals could have three extra house non-conference video games within the KFC Yum! Center within the month of December in opposition to Western Kentucky on Dec. 14, Florida A&M on Dec. 17 and Lipscomb on Dec. 20

UofL will go to intrastate rival Kentucky in Lexington on New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31). While the Cardinals and Wildcats had been scheduled to play their rivalry recreation in Louisville in 2022, COVID-related points compelled final yr’s matchup in Lexington to be canceled and the faculties agreed to maneuver the deliberate schedule a yr ahead and play this yr’s contest in Lexington.

Louisville will play three ACC matchups within the month of December, beginning Dec. 4 at house in opposition to Miami. The Cardinals will even journey to Florida State on Dec. 10 and NC State on Dec. 22

After concluding the non-conference schedule at Kentucky, UofL resumes ACC play with 4 of the following 5 at house, together with video games in opposition to Syracuse (Jan. 3), Wake Forest (Jan. 7), North Carolina (Jan. 14) and Pittsburgh (Jan. 18) sandwiched round a visit to Clemson on Jan. 11

In whole, 12 of Louisville’s first 19 common season video games might be performed at house.

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