2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
7-3, 1st in OVC
MSU escapes Jacksonville State 59-56 (2:20)

Jacksonville State edges Chattanooga in OT

Marlon Hunter grabbed an offensive rebound and scored -- one of his two baskets in the game -- with 32 seconds remaining in overtime and Jacksonville State held off Chattanooga 77-75 on Tuesday night.


Jacksonville State cruises past Richmond 94-61

Norbertas Giga scored 18 points, Christian Cunningham had his eighth career double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Jacksonville State cruised by Richmond 94-61 on Monday.

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Pitino says reporter mistaken for sideline spy

According to coach Rick Pitino, an "inexperienced" Louisville player confused a CBS sideline reporter for someone he thought was relaying playcalls to Jacksonville State.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Ray Harper said Jacksonville State was picked to finish last in its league and "we're here ... and we had a chance." Remarkable story for that program and Harper.


Louisville has smooth opener in tourney return

Mangok Mathiang scored 18 points and Deng Adel added 16 Friday to help second-seeded Louisville pull away from Jacksonville State 78-63 in the first round of the Midwest Regional.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Pitino on facing Michigan: "We're playing the Golden State Warriors on Sunday."

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

The Louisville players talked to Norbertas Giga (30 points, 5-for-5 from the 3-point line, 9 rebounds) after the game. Donovan Mitchell tapped him on the chest. Mangok Mathiang hugged him. Cardinals advance to face Michigan. But Giga leaves this game knowing he just had a career game against a title contender.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, Louisville opened up this game. But Norbertas Giga is the best big man on the floor. And he's facing a Louisville team with some of the best interior defenders in the country. Impressive effort by the Lithuanian.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

If you'd told Ray Harper before the game his team would be down just seven points at halftime to a 2-seed with legit national title hopes, I think he'd be good with that. Jacksonville State was tough early. Couldn't stop Louisville once the Cards got rolling. But also not out of this one after shooting 59 percent.

Team Stats

Points Per Game79.9Tied-92nd
Rebounds Per Game39.4Tied-61st
Assists Per Game16.3Tied-59th
Points Allowed64.2Tied-40th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record0-0
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances0