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Open Thread: Louisville vs. Simmons College

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Go Cards.

Louisville Cardinals vs. Simmons Falcons

Game Time: 7:01 p.m.

Location: KFC Yum Center: Louisville, KY

Television: ACC Network Extra

Announcers: Jim Kelch (play-by-play) and Cortnee Walton (analyst)

Officials: Mike Eades, Mark Schnur, Patrick Harwood

Series History: First Meeting

Probable Starting Lineups:

Notable:

—Louisville has won 36 straight exhibition games, a span stretching the last 17 years (since 2001). The Cardinals last dropped an exhibition game on Dec. 2, 2000 when falling 87-86 in double overtime to a Global Sports team in Freedom Hall.

—Simmons is coached by Jerry Eaves, who was a starting guard on the Cards’ 1980 NCAA Championship team and scored 1,250 career points at U of L.

—Founded in 1879, Simmons College of Kentucky is the nation’s 107th historically black college. Simmons president Dr. Kevin Cosby served on the U of L Board of Trustees from 2009-16.

—Simmons went just 4-17 last season at the NCAA Division-II level.