The ninth-ranked Louisville Cardinals will return home on Friday as they look to rebound from their first loss of the year last Sunday when they welcome in the Southern Miss Eagles.
Last Sunday, the Cards were ranked third in the nation when they took on the then 24th-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels. When it was all said and done, the Tar Heels has gotten the best of Rick Pitino and his squad, ending their 21-game winning streak.
But, as with any great coach, Pitino sees this as a great learning experience for his team:
“I think this loss is really good for us,” he said. “I think that last year we were one of the most humble teams. To win 16 in a row you have to have great humility, not get stuck on yourselves. And this type of defense, it was a lack of humility.”
They’ll need to grab that humility back as they get set to face off against a decent 6-0 Southern Miss team on Friday.
Here’s how you can watch all the action on Friday:
Date: Nov. 29
Start Time: 7 PM ET
Location: Louisville, KY
Arena: KFC YUM! Center
Live Stream: ESPN3
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