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Louisville's Donovan Mitchell (45) goes up for a dunk during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Boston College, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Louisville Ky. Louisville won 79-47.
Louisville's Donovan Mitchell (45) goes up for a dunk during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Boston College, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Louisville Ky. Louisville won 79-47. The Associated Press

As part of ESPN’s Big Monday, Sean McDonough, Jay Bilas and Kaylee Hartung will be at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Monday night as Louisville visits Duke for the first time in 33 years.

Louisville hasn’t played at Cameron Indoor since Jan. 12, 1983. To mark the occasion, the Cards will wear special black retro uniforms with elements from the 1980 U of L teams.

As for the current team, all the news has been about the school imposing a post-season ban for its basketball program. The Cards are in position to win the ACC regular season title. Their conference record improved to 8-2 after Saturday’s 79-47 win over Boston College. After North Carolina’s loss at Notre Dame on Saturday, the Tar Heels and Cardinals are tied atop the conference.

Duke is 6-4 in the league. The Blue Devils, who recently dropped out of the AP Top 25, has won their last two games and three of their last four. After an 80-71 win at Georgia Tech, which head coach Mike Krzyzewski missed because of illness, Duke beat N.C. State 88-80 on Saturday. Coach K was back for that game.

Duke ranks second in the nation in offensive efficiency, averaging an adjusted 122.8 points per 100 possessions. Louisville is second in defensive efficiency, allowing an adjusted 89.7 points per 100 possessions.

Here’s the full list of college basketball games on television for Monday:

Monday, Feb. 8

▪ 7:00 - Oklahoma State at TCU (ESPNU)

▪ 7:00 - Louisville at Duke (ESPN)

▪ 7:00 - St. John’s at Georgetown (Fox Sports 1)

▪ 7:30 - Colgate at Army (CBS Sports)

▪ 9:00 - Texas at Oklahoma (ESPN)

How Top 25 fared Sunday

  • No. 5 Iowa beat Illinois 77-65
  • No. 12 SMU beat South Florida 92-58
  • No. 16 Oregon beat Utah 76-66
  • No. 17 Miami beat Georgia Tech 75-68

Ken Pomeroy’s Top 25

  • 1. Villanova
  • 2. Iowa
  • 3. Virginia
  • 4. Michigan State
  • 5. Oklahoma
  • 6. North Carolina
  • 7. Louisville
  • 8. West Virginia
  • 9. Maryland
  • 10. Kansas
  • 11. Oregon
  • 12. Miami
  • 13. Arizona
  • 14. Iowa State
  • 15. Purdue
  • 16. Wichita State
  • 17. Duke
  • 18. Xavier
  • 19. Texas A&M
  • 20. SMU
  • 21. Kentucky
  • 22. Connecticut
  • 23. Valparaiso
  • 24. Indiana
  • 25. Saint Mary’s

Source: kenpom.com

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