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Louisville @ Notre Dame

Current Records: Louisville 11-12; Notre Dame 16-7

What to Know

An ACC battle is on tap between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday at Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center. Notre Dame will be strutting in after a victory while U of L will be stumbling in from a defeat.

A win for the Cardinals just wasn't in the stars this past Saturday as the team never even grasped a temporary lead. They ended up on the wrong side of a painful 92-69 walloping at the Syracuse Orange's hands. Four players on U of L scored in the double digits: forward Jae'Lyn Withers (13), guard Noah Locke (11), forward Samuell Williamson (10), and guard El Ellis (10).

Meanwhile, Notre Dame didn't have too much trouble with the NC State Wolfpack on the road this past Saturday as they won 69-57. Forward Paul Atkinson (15 points), guard Blake Wesley (14 points), and guard Prentiss Hubb (13 points) were the top scorers for Notre Dame.

The Cardinals are expected to lose this next one by 7.5. Now might not be the best time to take U of L against the spread since they've let down bettors for the past five consecutive games.

U of L is now 11-12 while Notre Dame sits at 16-7. Two stats to keep an eye on: U of L is 52nd worst in college basketball in takeaways, with only 11.4 on average. Notre Dames have had an even harder time: they are stumbling into the matchup with the 20th fewest takeaways in college basketball, having accrued only 10.7 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center -- Notre Dame, Indiana
  • TV: ESPN University
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $6.00


The Fighting Irish are a big 7.5-point favorite against the Cardinals, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Fighting Irish as an 8.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Louisville have won six out of their last nine games against Notre Dame.

  • Jan 22, 2022 - Notre Dame 82 vs. Louisville 70
  • Feb 23, 2021 - Louisville 69 vs. Notre Dame 57
  • Jan 11, 2020 - Louisville 67 vs. Notre Dame 64
  • Mar 13, 2019 - Louisville 75 vs. Notre Dame 53
  • Mar 03, 2019 - Louisville 75 vs. Notre Dame 61
  • Jan 16, 2018 - Louisville 82 vs. Notre Dame 78
  • Mar 04, 2017 - Louisville 71 vs. Notre Dame 64
  • Jan 04, 2017 - Notre Dame 77 vs. Louisville 70
  • Feb 13, 2016 - Notre Dame 71 vs. Louisville 66