On Thursday night at 7PM the Pirates (10-6, 1-4 RPI 80 SOS 32) will host the Louisville Cardinals (12-6, 3-2 RPI 39 SOS 10) in a nationally televised game on ESPN. Both programs are coming off losses, with the Pirates losing to Georgetown last Thursday night while the Cardinals were dealt a heartbreaking, overtime loss in Pittsburgh by the Panthers on Saturday. Louisville's conference wins have come against South Florida, Providence, and St. John's. They lost to Villanova.

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