Hoops du Jour

Louisville at Pitt men

Tipoff: 8 p.m., Petersen Events Center

Records: Louisville 10-4 (1-0 in ACC); Pittsburgh (10-4, 0-1 in ACC)

Coaches: Chris Mack is 10-4 in his first season at Louisville and is 225-101 in his 10th season overall as a head coach. Jeff Capel is 10-4 in his first year at Pittsburgh and is 172-114 in his 10th season overall as a head coach.


Notes: Pitt trails the all-time series 16-5 and has lost 12 straight, including all eight since the Panthers joined the ACC. … In the last meeting, on Feb. 11, the Cardinals won by 34, but that was not the most lopsided game in this series. On Jan. 24, 2017, Louisville beat Pitt, 106-51, for a 55-point margin. … Pitt is on a 23-game ACC losing streak. … Xavier Johnson has scored in double figures in 14 straight games.

Mirror prediction: Louisville 82, Pittsburgh 65

Comment: Pitt’s luck against Cardinals won’t change in 13th straight loss.

Mirror prediction record: 13-1

–Michael Boytim