UofL BASKETBALL | Louisville Women Release ACC Schedule

09/14/2017 05:21 PM

The University of Louisville women’s basketball team released its full ACC schedule for the upcoming season today.

The ACC saw seven teams finish in the final national polls last season, making it one of the most difficult conferences to compete in. That level of play will put U of L on television six different times in the 2017-18 season.

“Year in and year out, our league proves to be one of the toughest in the country,” said head coach Jeff Walz. “That is why we really challenge ourselves in non-conference play, in hopes of preparing our team for the grind of the ACC.”

Louisville is coming off its seventh NCAA Sweet 16 appearance and returns All-Americans Myisha Hines-Allen and Asia Durr to the starting roster.

Louisville finished 12-4 in conference play last year and are a combined 39-9 in the program’s first three seasons of ACC play.

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U of L opens the slate with road games at Georgia Tech on Dec. 28 and NC State on Dec. 31.

Louisville returns to play three consecutive games at the KFC Yum! Center, facing Duke (Jan. 4), Virginia Tech (Jan. 7) and Notre Dame (Jan. 11). The contest against Notre Dame will air on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET, as the Fighting Irish are coming off a season where they finished No. 2 in the Associated Press poll.

Closing out January, the Cardinals travel to Pittsburgh on Jan. 18, host Florida State on Jan. 21, play at Miami on Jan. 25 and wrap up the month at home against Wake Forest on Jan. 28. The Seminoles finished the season ranked No. 7 in the AP poll and that game will air on ESPN2 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

“Hosting Notre Dame and Florida State, two teams that advanced to the Elite Eight a year ago, on national television, will be an excellent opportunity for our team and our fans,” said Walz. “We have the best fans in the country and I can’t wait to see them show their support throughout the entire season.”

Four of the next five conference contests will take place away from the Derby City as the Cardinals travel to face Virginia (Feb. 1), Syracuse (Feb. 4), Boston College (Feb. 15) and North Carolina (Feb. 18). Their lone home game during that span will be versus Clemson on Feb. 7.

The Cardinals wrap up conference play at home with rematches against Virginia (Feb. 22) and Pittsburgh (Feb. 25).

The ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament, held at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C., runs from Feb. 28 to March 4.

Garrett Moore

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