2018 SeasonAll times ET

2018 Schedule
2-0, 1st in ACC
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Top Dogs: UConn remains No. 1 in AP poll

The UConn Huskies are still the team to beat, remaining No. 1 in the Associated Press women's basketball poll. Texas, South Carolina and Louisville are 2-3-4 in the poll.

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1dJeff Goodman

Pitino: 'Got to get on' with life after coaching

Rick Pitino hasn't ruled out a return to coaching, but he said he needs to move on with his life in case another opportunity doesn't present itself. "The way I'm looking at it now is that I've got to get on with a different part of my life," he said.

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Louisville holds off Omaha in win (0:40)
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No. 18 Louisville hangs on over Omaha 87-78

Ray Spalding had a career-high 19 points and 11 rebounds, Deng Adel had a game-high 21 points and Anas Mahmoud had eight of his team's 15 blocked shots as No. 18 Louisville outlasted Omaha 87-78 on Friday night.

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Louisville's Perry turning defense into offense (0:19)
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9dChris Tyler

Is Deng Adel NBA-ready? Can Jack White emerge?

Some sixty-eight Australian student-athletes are preparing to help their schools achieve ultimate success in the newly tipped-off college basketball season. Here are five Australian storylines to which we think you should pay most attention this season.

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Louisville wins after lackluster first half (1:02)
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No. 16 Louisville rallies past George Mason 72-61

Deng Adel had 20 points, and freshmen Darius Perry and Jordan Nwora combined to score 22 in the second half to rally No. 16 Louisville past George Mason 72-61 on Sunday to win David Padgett's debut as the Cardinals' interim coach.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

FINAL: Louisville 72, George Mason 61. On a team filled with upperclassmen and experience, it was two freshmen that provided the spark for Louisville. Jordan Nwora hit three 3s in a six-minute span, while Darius Perry finished 17 points off the bench.

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Mahmoud keeps it alive and Nwora sinks 3 (0:45)

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Jordan Nwora will always be an answer to shooting woes. That's what the freshman does. High-level perimeter shooter from New York. Just gave Louisville the lead.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Twelve minutes left, and George Mason remains on top of Louisville. David Padgett continues to look for an answer offensively -- bigger issue might be Louisville's inability to stay in front of Mason's ball-handlers without fouling.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

George Mason up three at the half on Louisville. Cardinals really struggling to score in the half-court. Only 1-of-10 from 3-point range, leading to a lot of shot-fakes -- and then travels or contested runners and pull-ups. Mason getting open looks, holding its own on the glass.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Darius Perry had a couple mistakes after first getting into the game, but he's provided a spark for Louisville. Picked up a steal and assist, then followed it up with a 3. Freshman from Georgia.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Louisville struggling to get much going offensively so far, perimeter shots not falling early. Deng Axel aggressive at that end, Ray Spalding active on the defensive side of the floor. George Mason getting open driving lanes off the bounce consistently though.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Louisville, as expected, opens with its most experienced starting five: Quentin Snider, V.J. King, Deng Adel, Ray Spalding, Anas Mahmoud.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Here at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville for the official start of the David Padgett/post-Rick Pitino era. Cardinals take on George Mason in about 30 minutes.

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11dJeff Borzello

Not everyone made it to opening night

The opening night of college basketball was about which players didn't suit up or barely played -- and what that might mean moving forward.

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Stephen A.: Pitino's legacy 'reduced to rubble' (1:56)
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Indictment says Pitino participated in bribery scheme (1:47)
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13dMark Schlabach

Indictment: Pitino accused of knowing of bribe

Rick Pitino is accused of knowing about the bribery scheme involving Louisville recruit Brian Bowen, according to an indictment against an Adidas executive.

Team Stats

Points Per Game79.5Tied-133rd
Rebounds Per Game44.5Tied-23rd
Assists Per Game12.5Tied-240th
Points Allowed69.5Tied-140th

Tournament History

Final Fours10
Tournament Record75-42
Championship Seasons1980, 1986, 2013
Tournament Appearances41