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Louisville women’s basketball unveils 2019-20 home schedule

Notre Dame is coming back to the KFC Yum Center this winter.

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University of Louisville women’s basketball has announced that it will play 14 games at the KFC Yum! Center in 2019-20, highlighted by contests against in-state foe Western Kentucky, Duke, Florida State, Syracuse and Notre Dame.

Overall, the Cardinals will host seven opponents that reached postseason play a season ago, seven that won 20-plus games and five that played in the NCAA Tournament.

Louisville will host Western Kentucky, Murray State, Central Michigan, UT Chattanooga and Boise State in non-conference play. A season ago, they played at Western Kentucky, Central Michigan, UT Chattanooga and Boise State, winning all four games, including a 72-68 win over the Chippewas.

In Atlantic Coast Conference play, the Cardinals will host Boston College, Duke, Florida State, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Virginia and Virginia Tech. It marks the second consecutive season that they will host Boston College, Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Virginia.

It will be the first time that Louisville has hosted Notre Dame since the 100-67 win on Jan. 11, 2018 in front of 12,614 fans.

Last season, the Cardinals produced a second consecutive 30-win season with a 32-4 record and won their second straight ACC regular season title. They entered the NCAA Tournament as a No. 1 seed for the second straight year and advanced to the Elite Eight for the fifth time in program history.

Louisville averaged 9,531 fans per game with a 162,021 accumulative attendance in 2018-19, both of which ranked third in the country. The Cardinals welcomed in 17,023 fans for the 78-69 win over UConn, which was the third largest women’s basketball crowd last season and the fourth biggest crowd for a women’s basketball game at the KFC Yum! Center. They had three of the top eight crowds in all of women’s basketball and welcomed in 10,000-plus fans seven times last season.