The WKU date isn’t official as of yet, but….
Western Kentucky will release hoops schedule today. Expecting WKU at Louisville in Yum Center on Dec. 19.
— Jody Demling (@jdemling) August 25, 2015
The C-J’s Jeff Greer provided some insight into the ’15-’16 slate a few weeks ago….
The University of Louisville basketball team is close to finalizing its nonconference schedule for the 2015-16 season.
The Cardinals are set to play road games at Kentucky and Michigan State, a neutral-site game in Brooklyn against Saint Louis and 10 home contests, including three games as part of the Brooklyn Hoops Classic and another two as part of the annual Billy Minardi Classic, according to game contracts obtained through a public records request by The Courier-Journal.
The non-ACC schedule isn’t full of blockbuster games, though U of L coach Rick Pitino has said in recent months that, with his team set to play one of the toughest league slates in college basketball, the Cards had to balance their nonleague schedule.
Kentucky (Dec. 26) and Michigan State (Dec. 2) are the only teams on Louisville’s nonconference slate that ranked in the RPI’s top 100 last season. The Michigan State game in East Lansing, Mich., is this year’s installment of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
Non-Conference Home Games
Billy Minardi Classic, Brooklyn Hoops Classic in Yum! Center (Columbia, Hartford, St. Francis-Brooklyn), Eastern Michigan, Grand Canyon, Kennesaw State, Missouri-Kansas City, North Florida, Samford, Utah Valley, Western Kentucky
Non-Conference Road/Neutral Games
Nov. 27 – Saint Louis at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Dec. 2 – Michigan State in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, Dec. 26 – Kentucky
ACC Home Games
Duke, Georgia Tech, Pitt, Virginia, Boston College, Florida State, Syracuse, North Carolina, Wake Forest
ACC Road Games
Duke, Georgia Tech, Pitt, Virginia, Clemson, Miami, NC State, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech
Other Notes: The Memphis series has been postponed indefinitely.
Louisville-Memphis series has been talked about for a few years now, but w/UK, IU, B10/ACC, Battle 4 Atlantis on 16-17 sked, why add that?
— Jeff Greer (@jeffgreer_cj) August 25, 2015