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@Virginia 03/04/2023
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jordan Miller had 14 points, Norchad Omier scored 12 and Miami opened Atlantic Coast Conference play with an 80-53 victory over winless Louisville on Sunday.
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — David DeJulius hit a 3-pointer from just inside midcourt at the halftime buzzer to give Cincinnati the lead and finished with 26 points for the Bearcats, who beat winless Louisville 81-62 Wednesday to take seventh place at the Maui Invitational.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Donovan Gregory scored 16 points, freshman Justin Abson made a hook shot in the lane with 35.5 seconds left and Appalachian State beat Louisville 61-60 on Tuesday night for the Cardinals third straight one-point loss.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Trey Calvin made a game-winning jumper at the buzzer to lift Wright State over Louisville 73-72 on Saturday.
Bellarmine Knights (1-0) at Morehead State Eagles (1-1)

Morehead, Kentucky; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Bellarmine faces the Morehead State Eagles after Garrett Tipton scored 21 points in Bellarmine’s 67-66 victory against the Louisville Cardinals.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Garrett Tipton had 21 points, Bash Wieland added 13 and Bellarmine survived a late Louisville rally to stun the Cardinals 67-66 on Wednesday night and spoil Kenny Payne’s debut as coach.
Bellarmine Knights at Louisville Cardinals

Louisville, Kentucky; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Louisville Cardinals open the season at home against the Bellarmine Knights.
An independent panel has placed the Louisville basketball program on two years of probation and fined it $5,000, but spared the school major penalties from NCAA allegations leveled in the aftermath of a federal investigation of corruption in college basketball.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — As if being a rookie head coach wasn’t challenging enough, Kenny Payne must rebuild a Louisville program where he was part of its storied past while learning the ropes.
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Arkansas will face Louisville in the opening round of a loaded 2022 Maui Invitational bracket.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville’s athletic board has promoted Josh Heird to permanent athletic director after nearly six months leading the department on an interim basis.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville will promote Josh Heird to athletic director after serving nearly six months as interim athletic director, said a person with knowledge of the situation.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville has added Milt Wagner as its men’s basketball director of player development and alumni relations, reuniting the Cardinals scoring great with former teammate and first-year head coach Kenny Payne.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville basketball coach Kenny Payne has hired former Kansas great Danny Manning as an assistant, a month after he completed an interim stint at Maryland.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Butler coach Thad Matta announced Friday he has hired former Louisville interim coach Mike Pegues and Kevin Kuwik as assistant coaches.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville coach Kenny Payne has named former Duke staffer Nolan Smith as assistant coach, his first staff hire since becoming Cardinals head coach nearly three weeks ago.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Duke assistant coach Nolan Smith is heading to Louisville.

A person with knowledge of the situation said the former Blue Devils All-American has informed the team that he will leave to become the associate head coach under new Cardinals coach Kenny Payne.
March 29

1929 — The Boston Bruins win the Stanley Cup with a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers to complete a two-game sweep.
Kenny Payne has been hired as Louisville’s men’s basketball coach with a six-year contract through 2027-28 to lead the program.
Louisville and Kenny Payne have agreed on a deal for the former Cardinals player and current New York Knicks assistant to become the men’s basketball program’s first Black head coach, says a person with knowledge of the situation.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jayden Gardner tossed in 17 points and Kihei Clark scored 15 to help Virginia hold off Louisville 51-50 in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament on Wednesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jarrod West made two clutch 3-pointers late, scoring 20 points and adding four steals, to help Louisville hold off a furious rally by Georgia Tech in an 84-74 victory in the first round of the ACC tournament on Tuesday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Reece Beekman posted a double-double, Kaden Shedrick carried Virginia to a huge first-half lead and the Cavaliers held on to beat Louisville 71-61 on Saturday in a regular-season finale.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Justyn Mutts had 14 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and blocked two shots as Virginia Tech ended a 17-game losing streak to Louisville with a 75-43 rout on Tuesday night.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Jake LaRavia scored 23 points, Dallas Walton scored 22 and all five Wake Forest starters reached double figures in a 99-77 victory over Louisville on Saturday night.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Brady Manek scored 17 points, Armando Bacot had 12 points and 15 rebounds for his 21st double-double, and North Carolina beat Louisville 70-63 on Monday night.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Noah Locke scored 15 points off the bench, Louisville interim coach Mike Pegues picked up his first win, and the Cardinals defeated Clemson 70-61 on Saturday.
A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference:


Notre Dame at Wake Forest.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Charlie Moore and Isaiah Wong scored 15 points apiece and Miami fought off a late Louisville push and beat the Cardinals 70-63 on Wednesday night.
A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference:


Miami at Wake Forest.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Paul Atkinson Jr. scored 17 points and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds as Notre Dame recovered after blowing a 14-point lead to beat Louisville 63-57 Wednesday night for sole possession of first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference.