Perhaps the most uber-loathed opponent in Louisville basketball history, outside of the Kentucky Wildcats, is that of our sister city right up I-71: Cincinnati.
The Cards and Bearcats have faced off 99 times throughout their storied rivalry’s history, spanning from 1921-2014. Louisville leads the all-time series 56-43. The two schools have 5 National Championships combined.
The bad blood in this particular matchup had included proverbial slugfests, a school-to-school transfer, an assistant coach poaching, and finally looking ahead to November 2020, where Coach Chris Mack will square off against his hometown college, one in which his Xavier team was involved in an infamous brawl with just a few years ago.