Virginia has beaten Louisville three straight times - most recently in late December - and is 4-1 against the Cardinals since Rick Pitino's program joined the ACC.
"I think we've played them wrong," Pitino acknowledged last week.
And so it'll be interesting to see what adjustments the Cardinals make, and whether they're successful, when they visit Virginia Monday night for a showdown between two schools ranked in the top 10 of the CBS Sports Top 25 (and one). More than anything, Pitino explained, he's going to ask his players to forget about running sets and challenge them to beat Virginia off of the dribble. By his estimation, that's the only way to score consistently enough to beat the Cavaliers.
"It's not about an offense you're going to run," Pitino said. "It's going to come down to individual players breaking them down and making shots off of the passes."
Louisville is No. 5 in the Top 25 (and one).
Virginia is No. 9.
The complete Top 25 (and one) is below.
|The Zags' 24-0 record features 21 double-digit victories. They own wins over four teams also ranked in the Top 25 (and one) - specifically Arizona, Florida, Saint Mary's and Iowa State.||--||14-2|
|The Wildcats have seven top-50 wins and zero sub-40 losses. Their three-game winning streak has them alone atop the Big East standings.||--||13-4|
|The Jayhawks' 54-game home winning streak was snapped Saturday by Iowa State. KU is 2-2 in its past four games.||--||14-2|
|The Bears would've been tied atop the Big 12 had they handled KSU Saturday. But their loss left them in second and will have them taking a two-game losing streak into Wednesday's game with Oklahoma State.||--||15-2|
|The Cardinals will take a three-game winning streak into Monday's game with Virginia. Louisville has six top-50 KenPom wins and zero sub-30 losses.||--||10-7|
|The Badgers own seven top-50 KenPom wins and zero sub-25 losses. They'll take a seven-game winning streak into Thursday's game at Nebraska.||--||14-2|
|The Ducks have won 19 of their past 20 games with the lone loss in that stretch coming at Colorado. The most impressive victory is Saturday's blowout of Arizona.||--||11-6|
|The Wildcats' 15-game winning streak was snapped Saturday at Oregon. Arizona and Oregon are now tied atop the Pac-12 standings.||--||14-1|
|The Cavaliers have dropped two of their past three games, both of which came on the road. They have four top-50 KenPom wins and one sub-50 loss.||--||10-7|
|Four Bruins scored at least 20 points in Saturday's blowout of Washington. UCLA has won two straight since losing at USC.||--||11-2|
|UNC recorded its eighth top-50 KenPom win Sunday against Notre Dame. The Tar Heels are alone atop the ACC standings.||--||12-4|
|The Bearcats will take a 14-game winning streak into Wednesday's game against UCF. They haven't lost in nearly two months.||--||13-5|
|The Mountaineers' weird resume features home wins over Kansas/Baylor and home losses to Oklahoma/Oklahoma State. West Virginia is 3-3 in its past six games.||--||13-3|
|The Blue Devils are 14-2 with Mike Krzyzewski on the sideline. They'll take a three-game winning streak into Thursday's game against North Carolina.||--||14-2|
|The Wildcats are 4-5 vs. top 50 RPI teams. They've dropped three of their past four games with the lone win in the stretch being an OT victory over Georgia.||--||14-3|
|The Gamecocks remain undefeated in games in which Sindarius Thornwell and P.J. Dozier both play. They'll take a four-game winning streak into Tuesday's game with Alabama.||--||10-6|
|Caleb Swanigan's 26 points and 10 rebounds lifted Purdue to a win at Maryland on Saturday. It was Swanigan's 20th double-double of the season.||--||15-2|
|FSU made 17 3-pointers in Sunday's 109-61 victory over Clemson. The Seminoles have won two straight since losing consecutive games to Georgia Tech and Syracuse.||--||10-5|
|The Irish will take a three-game losing streak into Saturday's game at North Carolina. Two of the three losses have come at home and by double-digits.||--||10-6|
|The Terrapins squandered a late lead Saturday and lost at home to Purdue. They still have zero wins over currently ranked teams.||--||9-8|
|The Gators hammered Kentucky Saturday to improve to 8-2 in the SEC. They have four top-50 KenPom wins and just one sub-25 loss.||--||10-6|
|The Bulldogs have dropped two straight games, both of which were played inside Hinkle Fieldhouse. Their next two games - vs. Marquette, vs. Providence - are both on the road.||--||9-7|
|The Gaels have won six straight games since losing at Gonzaga. Their rematch with the Zags is scheduled for Saturday.||--||13-4|
|The Musketeers are 2-0 since Edmond Sumner tore his ACL. Saturday's win at Creighton kept them one game back of Villanova in the loss column of the Big East standings.||--||13-3|
|The Bluejays fell to 2-3 without Maurice Watson after Saturday's loss to Xavier. Their next two games are road games at DePaul and Seton Hall.||--||10-5|
|The Cyclones snapped Kansas' 54-game home winning streak Saturday by making 18 3-pointers. They have five top-50 KenPom wins and just two sub-35 losses.||--||14-3|