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Louisville Basketball to take on Tennessee in Preseason NIT

One of the first major challenges for Chris Mack at Louisville basketball will come early in the season. According to a note from Jon Rothstein, Louisville will take on Tennessee in the first round of the Preseason NIT — up in Brooklyn.

Tennessee should be very good in 2018-19; the Volunteers won 26 games last season, and ranked sixth nationally in adjusted defensive efficiency, per KenPom.

Going back, Louisville has won five straight games against Tennessee, including a 19-point victory in 2008, most recently. The last time the Vols were victorious over the Cards: the 1985 NIT.

This event will also include Kansas taking on Marquette; the games are set to take place on Nov. 21 and 23.


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