LOUISVILLE, Ky. - After falling just short at Michigan State, the Louisville men's basketball program will stay on the road for a brief break in non-conference play, traveling to NC State for their ACC opener.
Against the Spartans, the Cardinals trailed by as much as 20 in the second half, and were staring a blowout loss right in the face. 18 second half points from El Ellis, and 22 overall, saw Louisville make it an eight-point game with under two minutes to go, but the comeback rally couldn't advance beyond that.
As for the Wolfpack, they are coming off of a knockout, drag-out matchup against Nebraska. NC State needed four overtimes to put away the Cornhuskers, but were eventually successful thanks in part to a 39-point performance from Dereon Seabron.
This will be the 24th all-time meeting between Louisville and NC State, with the Cardinals claiming a 13-10 advantage in the series. They last met on Feb. 1, 2020, with Louisville claiming a 77-57 road win thanks to a 23-point bench performance from Ryan McMahon.
Louisville Cardinals (5-2, 0-0 ACC) vs. NC State Wolfpack (6-1, 0-0 ACC)
- Date/Time: Saturday, Dec. 4 at 2:00 p.m. EST
- Place: PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C.
- TV: ESPN2 - Anish Shroff (play-by-play) and Debbie Antonelli (analyst)
- Channel (Louisville)/Live Stream: Spectrum: 30, Dish: 143, DirecTV: 209, fuboTV (link here).
- Radio (Louisville): WHAS (840 AM); Paul Rogers (play-by-play), Bob Valvano (analyst).
(Photo of Christen Cunningham: Jamie Rhodes - USA TODAY Sports)
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