Location: Louisville, KY. KFC Yum! Center
Time: 8PM Eastern
TV: ACC Network
What you need to know about Louisville:
-Three game win streak: UNC, Georgia Tech and Boston College
-Notable wins: @ UNC, @ Georgia Tech
-Conference record: 4-1
-Home record: 10-1
-Entered AP Top 25 this past week for the first time this year.
This Louisville team has played well and is in the midst of a three game wining streak. They only have one loss at home (10-1) and one loss in the ACC (4-1). Forward Jordan Nwora leads the Cardinals with 18 points per game. The next top three scorers average between 9.6 and 10.4 PPG.
Keatts coached at Louisville under Rick Pitino for four years as an assistant (2011-2014). Keatts returns to Louisville for the first time since his departure. NC State beat Louisville last year at home 76-69.
There’s a lot at stake for the Pack. With a win Thursday, NC State will have their best start in 44 years. This squad is sitting at 15-3 with a lot of quality ACC on the horizon.
This is the first of four ranked matchups for the Pack in the next five games. Leading scorer Markell Johnson is still a “game time decision” with his back injury. The Pack played well Saturday without Johnson in their win against Notre Dame thanks to a 23 point performance from CJ Bryce.