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A look at Louisville basketball’s complete 2019-20 schedule

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It’s here and it’s magnificent.

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

Thoughts:

—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.