It had all the atmosphere of major college football, except the Cards were the gang who couldn't shoot straight.
The Cards played well, but the showdown is looming.
Louisville played hard. So did North Carolina. But at the Tar Heels house, the Cards left with their first conference loss.
Another night, another version of the Chris Jones show.
A preview of the University of Louisville men's basketball team's first Atlantic Coast Conference home game against Clemson.
Coach Pitino mentioned in the pre-game that they like to run at home but not many teams can run with the Cards.
It was the Terry Rozier show all over again.
It's one of the nation's most heated rivalries and the state's biggest game of the year.
No Montrezl, no problem. Glad it wasn't Saturday's game.
The All-American didn't play the second half so Rozier stepped up again.
Coach Pitino created the Billy Minardi Classic but wasn't happy the way it was played.