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Louisville-Syracuse basketball game on for Wednesday, Chris Mack will coach

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The Cards are (fingers crossed) back!

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Making his second straight appearance on the weekly ACC coaches teleconference, Louisville assistant Dino Guadio stated that U of L’s Wednesday game against Syracuse is currently good to be played as scheduled, and that Chris Mack should be able to coach the team.

Gaudio said that Mack, who tested positive for Covid-19 over a week ago, should be able to return to practice on Tuesday, and that unless there’s some sort of unforeseen setback, he’ll be able to be on the sidelines for the Cards’ return to the court. Louisville and Syracuse are scheduled to tip-off at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday in a game that will be televised by the ACC Network.

Louisville has not played since a Feb. 1 win over Georgia Tech, and has had a total of four games postponed since then. Unfortunately, the Cardinals will not be at full strength in their return to the court.

According to Gaudio, U of L is still without two scholarship players and one walk-on. Those three players will not be available for Wednesday’s game.

Even so, we’re about 48 hours away from the return of Cardinal basketball. I have no idea how it’s going to look, but at this point, I don’t really care. Perhaps that feeling will be altered a couple nights from now.

I’ve always wondered how I’d make it through January/February without Louisville men’s basketball, and over the last two weeks I’ve found out. The answer is not very well. Not very well at all.

Cards are almost back.