University of Louisville

No. 19 Louisville plays at Duke (7 pm, ESPN) for first time in 33 years

Associated Press

Louisville’s Chinanu Onuaku (32) attempts a layup past the defense of Pittsburgh's Rafael Maia (5) and Chris Jones (12) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in Louisville, Ky.
Louisville’s Chinanu Onuaku (32) attempts a layup past the defense of Pittsburgh's Rafael Maia (5) and Chris Jones (12) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. The Associated Press

Rick Pitino doesn't believe his Louisville players should be punished for the mistakes of others, but he won't mind if they take out their frustrations on opponents.

Coming off an emotional performance after learning their postseason fate, the 19th-ranked Cardinals hope to have leading scorer Damion Lee back Monday night when they try to take over sole possession of the ACC lead with a victory at Duke.

A day after school president James Ramsey announced that the team wouldn't play in the conference or NCAA tournaments, Louisville responded by outscoring Boston College 44-20 in the paint and forcing 18 turnovers in Saturday's 79-47 home rout.

The last time Louisville played at Duke was Jan. 12, 1983, a game the Cardinals won 91-76. The Cards went to the Final Four later that season.

No. 19 Louisville at Duke

When: 7 p.m.

TV: ESPN

Records: Louisville 19-4, 8-2 ACC; Duke 17-6, 6-4

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