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The No.6 Louisville Cardinals will hit the floor for what should be a fun battle against Missouri State on Kyles Korner For Kids toy drive night! Tonight’s event benefits former Card Kyle Kurichs charity so bring a toy to donate Card Nation!

As for tonight’s match up against the Bears. This is a game that coach Rick Pitino is a little bit nervous about, that is why he encouraged the crowd to fill the KFC Yum! Center. 

This will be the second time the two teams have face. The first game was won by the Cards in the NIT, 74-56.

Pitino will have a full roster for the game as PG Chris Jones will be available to play after missing Saturday’s game against WKU with a wrist sprain. Jones’ swelling has gone down and participated in the double-session practice Monday.

MSU comes in with a loss to Virginia in the Corpus Christi Classic, 83-63. They are on a two game winning streak, beating Oral Roberts Friday night, 70-67.

With Russ Smith becoming more of an all-around player and the Cardinal defense coming together, this should be a victory for the Cards. Although Missouri State plays good basketball and can shoot from the outside, which as any college basketball fan will tell you is a great equalizer.

 

 

 

Louisville Game Notes

MSU Game Notes

 

When: Tuesday night @9pm.

Where: KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY.

Watch: ESPN2

Listen: WHAS-840AM in Louisville, KY.

               KTXR-101.3FM in Missouri

 

Starting Lineups

Louisville (9-1) Ht. Wt. Yr. PPG RPG Hometown
F 20 Wayne BLACKSHEAR 6-5 230 Jr. 9.9 2.9 Chicago, Ill.
F 24 Montrezl HARRELL 6-8 235 So. 12.3 8.7 Tarboro, N.C.
C 12 Mangok MATHIANG 6-10 210 Fr. 4.6 4.0 Melbourne, Australia
G 0 Terry ROZIER 6-1 185 Fr. 5.0 3.2 Youngstown, Ohio
G 2 Russ SMITH 6-0 165 Sr. 17.2 3.3 Brooklyn, N.Y.
Missouri State (8-1) Ht. Wt. Yr. PPG RPG Hometown
F 5 Jarmar GULLEY 6-5 218 Sr. 13.7 5.7 Beaumont, Texas
F 24 Emmanuel ADDO 6-8 230 Sr. 6.7 2.1 Toronto, Ontario
C 50 Tyler McCULLOUGH 6-11 246 Fr. 4.2 2.9 Fayetteville, Ark.
G 2 Austin RUDER 6-3 196 Fr. 8.0 1.8 Nixa, Mo.
G 23 Dorrian WILLIAMS 6-3 195 So. 6.8 3.1Oklahoma City,OK.