The ACC released its full schedules for the 2018-19 men’s basketball season on Thursday morning. With that information, we now know Louisville’s complete slate for the upcoming campaign.
Here’s what Chris Mack’s first Cardinal schedule looks like:
Sunday, Oct. 21: Red-White Scrimmage, 2 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 28: Bellarmine (exhibition), time TBA
Saturday, Nov. 3: Simmons College (exhibition), time TBA
Thursday, Nov. 8: Nicholls State, time/TV TBA
Tuesday, Nov. 13: Southern (NIT Season Tip-Off), time/TV TBA
Friday, Nov. 16: Vermont (NIT Season Tip-Off), time/TV TBA
Wednesday, Nov. 21: Tennessee (in Brooklyn, N.Y.), 5 p.m., ESPN2
Friday, Nov. 23: Kansas or Marquette (in Brooklyn, N.Y.), time TBA, ESPN or ESPN2
Tuesday, Nov. 27: Michigan State (ACC/Big Ten Challenge), 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Saturday, Dec. 1: at Seton Hall, Noon/Fox
Wednesday, Dec. 5: Central Arkansas, time/TV TBA
Saturday, Dec. 8: at Indiana, 2:30 p.m., FOX
Wednesday, Dec. 12: Lipscomb, time/TV TBA
Saturday, Dec. 15: Kent State, time/TV TBA
Friday, Dec. 21: Robert Morris, time/TV TBA
Saturday, Dec. 29: Kentucky, time/TV TBA
Sunday, Jan. 6: Miami, 6 p.m., ESPNU
Wednesday, Jan. 9: at Pittsburgh, 8 p.m., WAVE-3
Saturday, Jan. 12: at North Carolina, noon, ESPN or ESPN2
Wednesday, Jan. 16: Boston College, 7 p.m., FOX Sports South
Saturday, Jan. 19: at Georgia Tech, 4 p.m., WHAS-11
Thursday, Jan. 24: NC State, 8 p.m., WAVE-3
Saturday, Jan. 26: Pittsburgh, 2 p.m., WHAS-11
Wednesday, Jan. 30: at Wake Forest, 8 p.m., WAVE-3
Saturday, Feb. 2: North Carolina, time TBA, ESPN or ESPN2
Monday, Feb. 4: at Virginia Tech, 7 p.m., ESPN
Saturday, Feb. 9: at Florida State, 4 p.m., ESPN or ESPN2 or ESPNU
Tuesday, Feb. 12: Duke, 9 p.m., ESPN or ESPN2
Saturday, Feb. 16: Clemson, noon, ESPN or ESPN2 or ESPNU
Wednesday, Feb. 20: at Syracuse, 7 p.m., ESPN
Saturday, Feb. 23: Virginia, noon, WHAS-11
Wednesday, Feb. 27: at Boston College, 9 p.m., FOX Sports South
Sunday, March 3: Notre Dame, 1:30 p.m., CBS
Saturday, March 9: at Virginia, time TBA, ESPN or ESPN2
Last game of the regular season against Virginia. I’m sure that won’t be soul crushingly painful at all. Also, it’s going to be weird going the last workweek of the regular season without a weekday game.
My only other thought here is that this seems to be the most evenly spaced out ACC schedule Louisville has been dealt so far. There’s not one stretch of two or three weeks that would seem to be disproportionately difficult or easy. Although those first seven games in February could be rough if Clemson, Florida State and Virginia Tech are all overachieving again.
Hoops will be here before you know it.