- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville will face defending champion Duke twice along with Final Four participants Michigan State and Kentucky in a schedule featuring 10 games against NCAA Tournament teams.

Besides the Blue Devils - who won last season’s lone Atlantic Coast Conference meeting in Louisville - Spartans (Dec. 2) and Wildcats, the Cardinals play Virginia (twice) and North Carolina, N.C. State, Notre Dame, North Florida. Louisville also meets Pittsburgh and Georgia Tech twice each in its 18-game ACC schedule.

The Cardinals visit Kentucky on Dec. 26 in the annual showdown between in-state rivals.

Consecutive doubleheaders highlight the annual Billy Minardi Classic on Dec. 22-23. Louisville will host Missouri-Kansas City, coached by former Cardinals assistant Kareem Richardson, and Utah Valley. The event also features UNC Wilmington, led by former Louisville assistant Kevin Keatts.

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Louisville’s full schedule:

Nov. 1, Bellarmine (exhibition); Nov. 9, Kentucky Wesleyan (exhibition); Nov. 13, Samford; Nov. 17, Hartford (Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational); Nov. 21, North Florida (Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational); Nov. 24, St. Francis (Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational); Nov. 28, vs. Saint Louis in Brooklyn, N.Y. (Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational).

Dec. 2, at Michigan State (Big Ten/ACC Challenge); Dec. 5, Grand Canyon; Dec. 12, Eastern Michigan; Dec. 16, Kennesaw State; Dec. 19, Western Kentucky; Dec. 22, Missouri-Kansas City; Dec. 23, Utah Valley; Dec. 26, at Kentucky.

Jan. 3, Wake Forest; Jan. 7, at North Carolina State; Jan. 10, at Clemson; Jan. 14, Pittsburgh; Jan. 20, Florida State; Jan. 23, at Georgia Tech; Jan. 27, at Virginia Tech; Jan. 30, Virginia.

Feb. 1, North Carolina; Feb. 6, Boston College; Feb. 8, at Duke; Feb. 13, at Notre Dame; Feb. 17, Syracuse; Feb. 20, Duke; Feb. 24, at Pittsburgh; Feb. 27, at Miami.

March 1, Georgia Tech; March 5, at Virginia; March 8-12, ACC Tournament, Washington, D.C.

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