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LOUISVILLE CARDINALS (3-0) vs. HARTFORD HAWKS (2-2)

Game Time: 7:07 p.m.

Location: KFC Yum Center: Louisville, Ky.

Television: WHAS-11/ESPN3.com

Announcers: Drew Deener (play-by-play) and Bob Valvano (analyst)

Officials: Joe DeRosa, Ron Groover and Kevin Fehr

Series History: Louisville leads 1-0

Last Meeting: Louisville won won 104-69 in 2007

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Spread Check: No Line

Probable Starting Lineups:

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Statistics:

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Relevant Video:

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Notable:

--Louisville is currently riding a 19-game winning streak, the longest in program history.

--U of L's win over Cornell last Friday was victory No. 1,700 for the program.

--Louisville is tied for second nationally in fewest turnovers per game (6.0) and are third in the nation in assists-to-turnovers ratio (2.67). U of L has committed 10 or fewer turnovers in each of its last six games dating back to last year.

--I watched Hartford play basketball at six in the morning a week ago. It was not fun.

--Hartford enters tonight's game coming off of back-to-back wins over Fairfield (63-53) and Fairleigh Dickinson (74-60). The Hawks were picked to finish fourth in the America East before the start of the season.

--Hartford has made 30-of-79 three-pointers (.380), tied for the 21st-most made threes in the nation.

--This is the second game for both team in the Hall of Fame Tipoff, which will wrap up this weekend. Each squad enters tonight's game 1-0 in the event.

--Louisville won the 2013 Division-I national championship.

Ken Pom Prediction: Louisville 81, Hartford 57