University Of Louisville Mens Basketball

The University of Louisville Cardinals Men’s Basketball team is the men’s basketball program representing the University of Louisville in the sport of college basketball. The Cardinals compete in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and play their home games at the KFC Yum! Center. Their three NCAA Championships are tied for seventh, 15 Final Four appearances ranks fifth all-time, 31 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances from 1990–2010 ranks fourth all-time, 33 wins over ranked teams are second only to Kansas

University Of Louisville Mens Basketball

The University of Louisville Cardinal Men’s Basketball team competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference of NCAA Division I.

The University of Louisville is a public university in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. The athletic teams compete in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

In July 1933, U of L became an official member of the American Association of Universities. In 1948, it joined as a full member to what is now known as the Association of American Universities (AAU). In 1956, it became one of only two AAU members that were not already on probation from the NCAA because they had no varsity athletics program at the time.[3]

The Cardinal have won three NCAA championships and have been to 10 Final Fours in 42 NCAA tournament appearances while compiling 76 tournament wins.

The Louisville Cardinals have won three NCAA championships and have been to 10 Final Fours in 42 NCAA tournament appearances while compiling 76 tournament wins. The Cardinals have a 76-41 record in NCAA tournament games since 1990, behind only Duke (83-42) and North Carolina (81-45).

Louisville has made it to the Final Four nine times, most recently in 2012 when they lost to Kentucky by one point. In addition to that national title game loss, Louisville also lost national championship games in 1980 and 1986. The team has reached the Elite Eight on five occasions: 1964, 1970, 1975, 1980 and 2012.

At the end of the 2013–14 season, Louisville was the all-time NCAA leader in cumulative wins with 1,643 wins.

At the end of the 2013–14 season, Louisville was the all-time NCAA leader in cumulative wins with 1,643 wins. The Cardinals have also won 5 regular season conference titles and 11 conference tournament titles (9 outright, 2 shared). In addition to these achievements, 15 players from this school have been named All Americans.The first appearance came in the 1952 National Invitation Tournament, which it lost in the first round to North Carolina State by a score of 81–54.

In 2015, The Cardinals extended their streak to 31 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances dating from 1990.

In 2015, The Cardinals extended their streak to 31 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances dating from 1990. They also have a record of 6 Final Four appearances, 3 national championships and 20 conference titles.[7]

The University of Louisville has made 30 total NCAA men’s basketball tournament appearances in its history, with 19 under head coach Denny Crum.[8][9][10]

Louisville ranks second all-time among schools who have won the most games without ever reaching a Final Four (behind Syracuse), and third among schools with the most wins in history without ever winning a national championship (behind Indiana and Syracuse).[11][12]

Louisville ranks second in NCAA Tournament games won with 75.

  • Louisville ranks second in NCAA Tournament games won with 75.
  • Louisville has the most tournament wins of any school in the ACC, SEC and Big Ten.

In 41 NCAA tournament appearances, the Cardinals have a record of 76–41.

In 41 NCAA tournament appearances, the Cardinals have a record of 76–41. That’s a winning percentage of .679.

The next best win/loss percentages in tournament history are:

  • Kansas State – .636
  • Missouri Valley – .579
  • Georgetown – .544

Louisville has been to 41 NCAA tournaments, which is good for 8th most all-time. The teams above them on this list include: Kentucky (43), UCLA (44), Duke (45), Kansas State (46), North Carolina (47) and Indiana (48).

Louisville’s first appearance came in the 1952 National Invitation Tournament, which it lost in the first round to North Carolina State by a score of 81–54.

Louisville’s first appearance came in the 1952 National Invitation Tournament, which it lost in the first round to North Carolina State by a score of 81–54. The Cardinals have also competed in the NCAA Tournament on 16 occasions (including 3 trips to the Final Four). Their combined record is 53–18. Their overall tournament record is 4th best among teams that have appeared at least 15 times.

Louisville has had two jerseys retired: those of Darrell Griffith and Pervis Ellison. Griffith was named “Mr. Basketball” his senior season at Manual High School and attended Louisville from 1978-1982 where he won two championships under Denny Crum; Ellison played for three seasons for Louisville from 1987-1990, winning one championship under Denny Crum as well.[

In its second appearance, Louisville was defeated by Kentucky Wesleyan College 88–62.

The school’s first appearance in the NCAA Tournament was in 1954 under coach Ed Diddle, who led the Cardinals to a 74–73 victory over Saint Louis University. The team would not make another tournament appearance for three years until 1956 when it won its first game against Ohio State University.

Closing

The Cardinals have appeared in 16 Final Fours, three of which resulted in National Championships. With an overall record of 77–39, they are the second most successful team in the tournament behind UCLA’s 88–37 record. The Louisville Cardinals have made 31 consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament and are one of only 11 teams to have won at least two national championships since 1982.

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