No. 7 seed Louisville, led by forward Jordan Nwora, takes on No. 10 seed Minnesota, led by forward Jordan Murphy, in the first round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday, March 21, 2019 (3/21/19) at 12:00 p.m. EDT.
Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino served as an assistant coach with the Cardinals for three seasons across two stints, both under his father Rick, who coached at Louisville for 16 seasons.
Here’s what you need to know:
What: NCAA Tournament First Round
Who: No. 7 Louisville vs. No. 10 Minnesota
When: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Where: Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa
Time: 12:00 p.m. EDT.
How to watch Louisville vs. Minnesota in the 2019 NCAA Tournament
The Louisville-Minnesota game is one of those predetermined talkers, pitting Pitino and the Gophers against the storied program that fired his father, Rick Pitino, prior to the 2017-18 season in response to the federal investigation into a nationwide college basketball bribery and corruption case. Richard Pitino served two stints as an assistant with the Cardinals under his dad, who has been coaching a professional team in Greece this season.