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Louisville guard Lamarr Kimble (0) celebrates with the bench at the end of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Duke in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. Louisville won 79-73. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Johnson, No. 11 Louisville earn win at No. 3 Duke 79-73

Jan. 19, 2020 12:06 AM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Louisville's big lead was all but gone, leaving the 11th-ranked Cardinals clinging to a slim margin while the fans packed into Duke's famously hostile home arena were roaring at ear-ringing levels. Chris Mack's squad proved they were tough enough to punch back in those critical moments...

The ball bounces out of the rim as Louisville's David Johnson (13) misses a dunk next to Pittsburgh's Justin Champagnie during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

No. 11 Louisville escapes Pitt upset bid in overtime, 73-68

Jan. 14, 2020 11:41 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — With 21 seconds left in overtime and Pittsburgh trailing by two, Panthers guard Trey McGowens put his head down and drove to the rim as he had so often as Pitt put a scare into No. 11 Louisville on Tuesday night. His layup bounced off the rim to the hand of Panthers forward Terrell Brown,...

Notre Dame's John Mooney, left, passes around Louisville's Jordan Nwora (33) and Lamarr Kimble (0) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in South Bend, Ind. Louisville won 67-64. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

Nwora leads way, No. 13 Louisville beats Notre Dame 67-64

Jan. 11, 2020 6:53 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Louisville’s Dwayne Sutton came up big when the No. 13 Cardinals needed him the most on the road against Notre Dame. “My teammates did a nice job finding me. It wasn’t my night offensively,” said the 6-foot-5 Sutton, who hit a pair of 3-pointers in the...

Louisville guard Lamarr Kimble (0) shoots between Miami guard Chris Lykes (0) and forward Sam Waardenburg (21) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Louisville, Ky., Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. Louisville won 74-58. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

No. 13 Louisville pulls away from Miami 74-58

Jan. 7, 2020 11:00 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville looked like it would cruise past Miami but ended up having to work hard in the closing minutes. The end result was good enough for the 13th-ranked Cardinals. Jordan Nwora scored 19 points including a critical layup with 5:21 remaining, and Darius Perry and Ryan McMahon...

Florida State guard M.J. Walker (23) attempts to shoot past the defense of Louisville forward Dwayne Sutton (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Walker leads No. 18 FSU to 78-65 win over No. 7 Louisville

Jan. 4, 2020 6:09 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — M.J. Walker could have spent this weekend preparing for college football’s national championship game. Instead, he helped Florida State’s basketball team make a statement Saturday on the road. Walker, a five-star hoops recruit who turned down football scholarships from...

Louisville head coach Chris Mack, right, talks with Louisville guard Lamarr Kimble during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Western Kentucky Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

No. 3 Louisville, No. 4 Duke enter ACC grind as favorites

Dec. 29, 2019 10:59 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Louisville and Duke have both reached No. 1 in the AP Top 25 poll and are Final Four contenders, even in a wildly unpredictable year in college basketball. That has the third-ranked Cardinals and fourth-ranked Blue Devils looking like clear favorites in an Atlantic Coast Conference...

Louisville's Steven Enoch, right, looks for an opening on Kentucky's Nate Sestina during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

No. 19 Kentucky outlasts rival No. 3 Louisville 78-70 in OT

Dec. 28, 2019 8:45 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Nick Richards did whatever heavy lifting No. 19 Kentucky needed against rival Louisville, intensity that put him on the brink of fouling out. He eventually harnessed his energy into clutch contributions on both ends of the floor and celebrated big stops in the Wildcats' much-needed...

File-This Jan. 4, 2019, file photo shows Panathinaikos coach Rick Pitino looking on during a Euroleague basketball match between Panathinaikos and Olympiakos in Piraeus near Athens. Former Louisville basketball coach Pitino has reached a settlement with Adidas, the Hall of Fame coach and the global sportswear company said in a joint statement Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)

Pitino, Adidas reach settlement; terms not disclosed

Dec. 23, 2019 6:47 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Former Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino has reached a settlement with Adidas, the Hall of Fame coach and the global sportswear company said in a joint statement Monday. Pitino had contended in a lawsuit that Adidas "outrageously conspired" to funnel money to the family of a...

Louisville guard Darius Perry (2) tries to strip the ball away from Miami (Ohio) guard Milos Jovic (15) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. Louisville won 70-46. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Late run helps No. 3 Louisville beat Miami of Ohio 70-46

Dec. 19, 2019 12:18 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — After struggling for the first 30 minutes, No. 3 Louisville finally found its rhythm on offense at a critical time Wednesday night. Jordan Nwora scored 20 points and the Cardinals pulled away with a 17-0 run to beat Miami of Ohio 70-46. “I’m just happy that we’re...

Eastern Kentucky guard Jomaru Brown (11) attempts to pass the ball as Louisville guard Ryan McMahon (30) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

No. 1 Louisville bounces back to rout Eastern Kentucky 99-67

Dec. 14, 2019 4:04 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville rebounded from a lackluster defeat that will end its stay at No. 1 with the offensive patience and accuracy that fueled its rise to the top. Jordan Nwora scored 26 points, Steven Enoch had a career-high 23 and the Cardinals shot 63% in both halves to blow out Eastern...