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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 based on 260 reviews

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Louisville Cardinals Basketball History

An excellent college basketball program across all eras, Louisville is notable especially for its continuity. Bernard "Peck" Hickman (1944-67) went 443-183 during his time in the ‘Ville; John Dromo (1967-71) went 68-23 during his brief run as coach, which ended when a heart attack forced him to retire; Denny Crum (1971-2001) went to six Final Fours, won two national championships and left campus with a shiny 675-295 record; Rick Pitino (2001-17) added another national championship to the pile and two more Final Fours, going 416-143 overall. 

The Crum era in particular is regarded as one of the great coaching tenures in the history of the sport. He was the top assistant to the legendary John Wooden at UCLA, and in his first year in Louisville he took the Cardinals to the Final Four — the first coach to make a Final Four in his first season as a head coach. He earned the nickname  "Cool Hand Luke" for his demeanor and "Mr. March" for all the deep postseason runs his teams produced over the years. His offenses were famous for their post play — "Never Nervous" Pervis Ellison was the rock of the Cardinals' second national championship team — and his defenses were a frenzy of switches. The style of play was perhaps ill-suited to the era of the three-pointer, but he was still winning games into the mid ‘90s, including a 26-9 season in 1996-97.

Currently, the team is led by coach Kenny Payne.

Louisville Cardinals Team Info

Conference: ACC
Team Colors: Red and black
Team Rivals: Kentucky Wildcats, Cincinnati Bearcats

Louisville Cardinals at KFC Yum! Center

Louisville’s KFC Yum! Center seats more than 22,000 fans, making it the third-largest college hoops arena in the country, The student section is known as The Ville'ns, and they keep the stadium lively. To juice their homecourt advantage, the Cardinals have made a habit of staging "color" events — "whiteouts," "redouts" and "blackouts" — during which fans are encouraged to wear the same color to games.


The Louisville Cardinals’ 2023–24 regular season kicks off in November at home as the Cardinals face off against UMBC. The Cardinals play their final game of the regular season at home against Boston College. Here’s a list of key games to keep an eye on: 

  • 11/06 vs. UMBC
  • 12/03 vs. Virginia Tech
  • 12/21 vs. Kentucky
  • 01/17 @ North Carolina
  • 01/23 vs. Duke
  • 01/30 @ Clemson
  • 02/03 vs. Florida State
  • 03/09 vs. Boston College

Tickets for the 2023–24 regular season can be purchased on Ticketmaster, the Official Ticket Marketplace of the Louisville Cardinals.

The Cardinals play their basketball games at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The seating map for KFC Yum! Center can be viewed here.


Rating: 4.5 out of 5 based on 260 reviews
  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    KFC YUM Center

    by Tom on 9/5/21

    This is one of the best arenas in the United States hands down for Basketball wether it's Pro or college.

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    Very satisfied with the pricing & location of seats

    by Ang on 3/6/19KFC Yum! Center (University of Louisville) - Louisville

    It was Senior Day and the Cardinals won - need I say more!!!

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    Go Cards

    by MishaB on 2/15/19KFC Yum! Center (University of Louisville) - Louisville

    Great experience at the game. Glad that I got tickets for it. Cards Baby!!!

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    Good experience

    by J. M. on 2/15/19KFC Yum! Center (University of Louisville) - Louisville

    It was my first time at the YUM Center and it was a great experience. A very good game with good seats.

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    great game

    by K. C. on 12/24/18KFC Yum! Center (University of Louisville) - Louisville

    Great seats, great bar area, good game. Enjoyed the entire experience.

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    Red white scrimmage

    by Rye2018 on 10/24/18KFC Yum! Center (University of Louisville) - Louisville

    You expect to see a 40 minute scrimmage, you pay for 40 minutes and you get 20 minutes of actual game time and a 10 minute running clock. Not much of a game like it usually is haven’t missed a red and white scrimmage in years but this may be the last one if it’s gonna be 20 minutes then half time and the game is basically over. Don’t waste your time or money if it’s going to be like this next season. Love seeing the players play but not worth everyone’s drive then pay for parking for half a game.

  • Rating: 3 out of 5

    Mississippi State Game

    by KMC2 on 3/23/18KFC Yum! Center (University of Louisville) - Louisville

    Not pertaining to the game but the ticket process. The first two events I was able to pick my section and seat. This event my seats were picked for me. I did not like this process of getting tickets AT ALL!! I have no idea why they changed the format and I tried several times to change the setting but it wouldn't let me. My seats were ok but not where I wanted to be. Signed, Unhappy Fan

  • Rating: 5 out of 5


    by Atsugi on 3/23/18KFC Yum! Center (University of Louisville) - Louisville

    The only thing missing was a win. Poor Cardinals were not a winner.

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    Yum Center - Mississippi State Victory

    by HailStateKentucky on 3/23/18KFC Yum! Center (University of Louisville) - Louisville

    The Yum Center is an amazing basketball venue and the lower level was filled with 11,000 passionate and knowledgeable U of L fans. Mississippi State played one of their best games of the year and won the game in dominating fashion. We had a great time but we were so engaged in the game that we never made it to the concession stand to enjoy some of their KFC original recipe goodness. HailState

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    Great Game

    by Markywhy on 3/21/18KFC Yum! Center (University of Louisville) - Louisville

    Had a great time. Seats were excellent. The fans were really into the game & it was great to have real fans in the floor seats instead of the corporate people who are only there to impress.