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Red-White Men's Basketball Scrimmages Set for Oct. 13, 21 and 27

Events in the KFC Yum! Center signal the start of daily practice in preparation for the 2012-13 season

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The University of Louisville will stage three opportunities for a preseason look at the 2012-13 Cardinals with three Red-White intrasquad men's basketball scrimmages in the KFC Yum! Center on Saturday, Oct. 13; Sunday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m.

The game time for the Oct. 13 scrimmage, which occurs the day after the first official day of practice for college basketball, will be set later so as not to conflict with the Cardinals' football game at Pittsburgh also that day. 

The Oct. 13 scrimmage is in concert with U of L's "Return to the Nest" Homecoming on Main festivities, which will include activities on the Norton Healthcare Plaza of the KFC Yum! Center prior to the game.

Tickets, priced at $10 for lower side and corner arena seats and $5 for end zone seats, will go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13 at both U of L Ticket Offices, located near Gate 2 of Papa John's Cardinal Stadium off Floyd Street; and on the third floor of the Swain Student Activities Center. Both locations are open weekdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tickets will also be sold at the KFC Yum! Center ticket office, as well as before and during the Cardinals' next two home football games against North Carolina on Sept. 15 and USF on Oct. 20.

Cardinal fans may also purchase tickets by visiting Ticketmaster online, calling 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting any Ticketmaster Ticket Center, including statewide Kroger locations. Convenience fees are applied with Ticketmaster orders. Further information can be obtained by calling the U of L ticket office at (502) 852-5863.

U of L will welcome back three starters and 11 lettermen from its successful 2011-12 squad which won the BIG EAST Conference tournament championship and advanced to the Cardinals' ninth NCAA Final Four.  Louisville's 30-10 record marked just the sixth time in school history that UofL has won 30 games in a season.  The Cardinals earned their second consecutive BIG EAST Conference Team Academic Excellence Award, which recognizes the highest collective grade point average in each of the conference's 24 sports.

Men's Basketball Tipoff Luncheon Sold Out

The University of Louisville Men's Basketball Tipoff Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 11 at noon  with UofL head coach Rick Pitino as the featured speaker is sold out.  The event in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Louisville Downtown reached its capacity of over 1,400 in advance sales to season ticket holders before there could be a public sale.

Official release from U of L sports information