Louisville Basketball: 5 Games You Must Watch In 2014-15

5 Louisville Basketball Games You Must Watch In 2014-15

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Unlike this past season, the Louisville Cardinals will have a very tough schedule. That tends to happen when a team joins the ACC. With that said, let’s take a look at five games you must watch in the 2014-15 college basketball season. Spoiler alert: Louisville will not have it easy.

Duke Blue Devils

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Duke Blue Devils

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Rick Pitino and Mike Krzyzewski battling it out in the regular season just sounds like a dream come true. Luckily for the fans, this will become an every year thing thanks to the Cardinals joining the ACC.

The Blue Devils will enter the season as a top five team and will also be bringing in the most talented recruiting class. On that note, losing Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood shouldn’t hurt too much.

Kentucky Wildcats

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Kentucky Wildcats

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This matchup is always an exciting one to see. This time around, the Wildcats could be rocking the No. 1 ranking in college hoops. After all, they do bring in one of the most talented recruiting classes and return most of last season’s team, which usually never happens for John Calipari.

North Carolina Tar Heels

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North Carolina Tar Heels

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Both North Carolina and Louisville could start the season off by being ranked in the top 10. That will make this game all that more intriguing. Regardless, two of the best coaches in the sport will be going head-to-head when these two teams take the court.

Syracuse Orange

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Syracuse Orange

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Once again, two of the best coaches will be taking the court in this contest. As you can probably tell by now, the ACC is filled with elite coaches. The Orange will be losing some very key players (C.J. Fair, Tyler Ennis), but this team usually always competes in college basketball.

Virginia Cavaliers

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Virginia Cavaliers

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If history repeats itself — one year of history that is — Virginia will challenge for an ACC title once again. The Cavaliers shocked us all by winning the regular season title and conference tournament last season, which earned them a No. 1 seed in the 2014 NCAA tournament. They will have the talent to pull off that feat once again, but the contest against Louisville should be an exciting one to see no matter what.

Trevor Lowry is a Content Associate at RantSports.com. If you’re a tweeter feel free to follow him @TheTrevorLowry or add him to your network on Google.

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