UofL MEN'S BASKETBALL | Cards Gearing Up for Top 15 Showdown

12/27/2016 06:31 PM

The #6 Louisville Cardinals (11-1) are preparing to play #12 Virginia (10-1) on Wednesday night.

Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET inside the KFC Yum! Center.

“You know it’s going to be a close game,” said UofL head coach Rick Pitino.

It will be the first game for the Cards since their 73-70 victory over in-state rival Kentucky last week.

The last time Virginia and Louisville met on the men’s basketball court was March, when the Cavaliers won by 22 points.

Pitino had plenty of praise for the Cavaliers during his Tuesday afternoon press conference:

Pitino also spoke about how much the pace of the game against Virginia will be much different than it was against Kentucky:

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News and anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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