UofL BASKETBALL | Cards release full 2016 schedule

09/12/2016 05:13 PM

The University of Louisville Men’s Basketball team released its entire schedule for the 2016-17 season. It features 19 home games and three appearances in special early season events.

Louisville posted a 23-8 record last season, finished fourth in the ACC and beat two Final Four participants in North Carolina and Syracuse. The difficult schedule is drawing criticism from head coach Rick Pitino who is concerned about the difficulties in traveling during short turnarounds.

In an official statement, Pitino said:

“The league travel is a bit unfair with a 9 p.m. home game on Thursday, followed by a 2 p.m. game at Florida State on Saturday. There’s also a road game on Saturday afternoon at Boston College, then next up traveling to Virginia on Monday. That’s not mentioning our league opening game at home against Virginia sandwiched between Kentucky and Indiana, all followed with a game at Notre Dame. But that’s the ACC. The Battle 4 Atlantis, Purdue and at Grand Canyon — pass the Pepto Bismol. Our saving grace is the attitude and work ethic of this team. We may be unproven and a bit inexperienced, but this group is talented and tenacious. It should be a fun season!”


Garrett Moore

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