Former Louisville assistant Kevin Willard and his Seton Hall Pirates will visit the KFC Yum Center this December for the first game of a home-and-home deal agreed to by the two programs. U of L will visit the Prudential Center for the return game in 2018-19.
After missing the NCAA tournament for a decade, Seton Hall has now appeared in back-to-back Big Dances. The next step for the Pirates will be to win a game in the tournament for the first time since 2004.
That could easily happen next season, as Willard figures to field a team that could begin its campaign ranked in the preseason top 25. Much of that hinges on the status of big man Angel Delgado, who is currently debating a jump to the NBA. If Delgado does return for his senior season, then the Pirates will return the overwhelming majority of the production from a team that went 21-12 in 2016-17.
Louisville is 13-5 all-time against Seton Hall and has won five consecutive games in the series.