Who's Playing

Louisville @ North Carolina

Current Records: Louisville 12-14; North Carolina 19-8

What to Know

The Louisville Cardinals have enjoyed the comforts of home their last two games, but now they must head out on the road. U of L and the North Carolina Tar Heels will face off in an ACC battle at 7 p.m. ET Monday at Dean E. Smith Center. These two teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.

The Cardinals beat the Clemson Tigers 70-61 this past Saturday. Guard Noah Locke (15 points) was the top scorer for U of L.

Meanwhile, UNC bagged a 65-57 win over the Virginia Tech Hokies this past Saturday. North Carolina's guard Caleb Love was one of the most active players for the squad, picking up 21 points and seven assists.

U of L is the clear underdog, so they're hoping it's the size of the fight that determines this one. Those betting on them against the spread shouldn't have high expectations for them since the team is 1-6 ATS when expected to lose.

U of L is now 12-14 while the Tar Heels sit at 19-8. Two stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Cardinals are 50th worst in college basketball in takeaways, with only 11.3 on average. UNCs have had an even harder time: they are stumbling into the game with the fifth fewest takeaways in college basketball, having accrued only 10.1 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Monday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Dean E. Smith Center -- Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • TV: ESPN
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $9.00


The Tar Heels are a big 10-point favorite against the Cardinals, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 10-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

North Carolina have won six out of their last nine games against Louisville.

  • Feb 01, 2022 - North Carolina 90 vs. Louisville 83
  • Feb 20, 2021 - North Carolina 99 vs. Louisville 54
  • Feb 22, 2020 - Louisville 72 vs. North Carolina 55
  • Mar 14, 2019 - North Carolina 83 vs. Louisville 70
  • Feb 02, 2019 - North Carolina 79 vs. Louisville 69
  • Jan 12, 2019 - Louisville 83 vs. North Carolina 62
  • Feb 17, 2018 - North Carolina 93 vs. Louisville 76
  • Feb 22, 2017 - North Carolina 74 vs. Louisville 63
  • Feb 01, 2016 - Louisville 71 vs. North Carolina 65