With the ACC unveiling all of its hoops schedules during an ACC Network special Thursday night, we now finally know what the complete 2019-20 Louisville men’s basketball schedule looks like.
Here’s what we’re going to be doing this winter:
Saturday, Oct. 12 — Red-White Scrimmage
Tuesday, Oct. 29 — vs. Bellarmine (Exhibition)
Tuesday, Nov. 5 — At Miami
Sunday, Nov. 10 — vs. Youngstown State
Wednesday, Nov. 13 — vs. Indiana State
Sunday, Nov. 17 — vs. North Carolina Central
Wednesday, Nov. 20 — vs. USC Upstate
Sunday, Nov. 24 — vs. Akron
Friday, Nov. 29 — vs. Western Kentucky (in Nashville)
Tuesday, Dec. 3 — vs. Michigan (ACC-Big 10 Challenge)
Friday, Dec. 6 — vs. Pittsburgh
Tuesday, Dec. 10 — vs. Texas Tech (Jimmy V. Classic in New York)
Saturday, Dec. 14 — vs. Eastern Kentucky
Wednesday, Dec. 18 — vs. Miami (Ohio)
Saturday, Dec. 28 — At Kentucky
Saturday, Jan. 4 — vs. Florida State
Tuesday, Jan. 7 — vs. Miami
Saturday, Jan. 11 — At Notre Dame
Tuesday, Jan. 14 —At Pittsburgh
Saturday, Jan. 18 — At Duke
Wednesday, Jan. 22 — vs. Georgia Tech
Saturday, Jan. 25 — vs. Clemson
Wednesday, Jan. 29 — At Boston College
Saturday, Feb. 1 — At NC State
Wednesday, Feb. 5 — vs. Wake Forest
Saturday, Feb. 8 — vs. Virginia
Wednesday, Feb. 12 — At Georgia Tech
Saturday, Feb. 15 — At Clemson
Wednesday, Feb. 19 — vs. Syracuse
Saturday, Feb. 22 — vs. North Carolina
Monday, Feb. 24 — At Florida State
Sunday, March 1 — vs. Virginia Tech
Saturday, March 7 — At Virginia
—Since the non-conference schedule reveal last month, we’ve also found out that the Kentucky game will be a 3:45 tip on CBS. Not bad for a Saturday in the heart of bowl season.
—If you can find a book giving those 6-1 odds on Louisville winning the ACC that we posted yesterday, I would jump all over that. Of the “big four” teams this year, the Cards seem to have the easiest conference slate. Four of their five mirror opponents — Miami, Pitt, Georgia Tech and Clemson — are expected to finish near the bottom of the league this year. The other league contender they do have to play twice is Virginia, which on paper appears to be a notch below the Cards, Duke and Carolina.
—Surprised to see just one Big Monday game on the schedule (at Florida State). There is a very consistent Wednesday/Saturday rhythm that will start in late January and roll through late February.
—Once again, the Cards will have the entire work week off during the final week of the regular season. In fact, their schedule for the final two weeks of the regular season is Monday-Sunday-Saturday. They should be adequately rested when its time to roll to Greensboro for the ACC tournament.
—Happy to see Duke, UNC and both Virginia games all get Saturday tips.
—ACC basketball in November and early December still feels weird as hell, but here we are.
—This is going to be so fun.