Found June 24, 2013 on The Cardinal Connect:
The 2013-14 Louisville men’s basketball schedule hasn’t been released just yet, but we now know who one of Louisville’s exhibition games will be against. The Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers will travel to the KFC Yum! Center on on Tuesday, Oct. 29 . “We’re really looking forward to the opportunity to play Louisville and we appreciate Coach Pitino’s invitation,” KWC head coach Happy Osborne said in a University press release. Kentucky Weslyn returns four starters from last year’s team that went 20-8. Happy Osborne is entering his first season at the helm. When Osborne was the coach at Georgetown College hjs team’s would frequently play exhibition games against Louisville. Rick Pitino usually schedules at least two exhibition games before the season starts. The Cards have played Scotty Davenport and the Bellarmine Knights in years past. I doubt that changes this season.

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