The Louisville Cardinals play their only exhibition game on Tuesday night against the Division II Bellarmine Knights, in preparation for a highly-anticipated 2019-2020 campaign.
The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET and will be on ACC Network Extra, which can only be watched on ESPN.com or the ESPN app. It’s not an actual TV channel.
In order to watch ACC Network Extra, you’ll need to sign in with a cable provider that includes ACC Network in the channel package. But if you don’t have cable or don’t have that channel in your package, you can sign up for one of the following live-TV streaming services that include ACC Network, and then use those credentials to watch on the ESPN digital platforms:
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand library of TV shows and movies, Hulu With Live TV comes with 60-plus live TV channels, including the ACC Network. If you want to keep the ACC Network for the long-term, this is the cheapest streaming service that includes it.
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ACC Network is included in Sling TV’s “Sling Orange” plus “Sports Extra” channel bundle.
You can start a free seven-day trial of Sling TV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Louisville vs Bellarmine on ACC Network Extra on your computer via ESPN.com, or on your phone, tablet, or streaming device via the ESPN app. You’ll just need to sign in using your Sling TV credentials.
PS Vue — which doesn’t require an actual PlayStation console to sign up or watch — offers four different live-TV channel packages, with the upper three bundles including the ACC Network.
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Louisville vs Bellarmine Preview
The Louisville Cardinals men’s basketball team will play an exhibition game on Tuesday night at the KFC Yum! Center against one of the top teams in Division II, the Bellarmine Knights.
Louisville comes into the 2019-2020 season with high expectations, ranked No. 5 in the preseason AP Poll.
The Cardinals return six of their top seven scorers from a 20-14 campaign last season and have a Top 10 recruiting class coming aboard this year.
The spotlight will be fixed on Louisville Junior forward Jordan Nwora this season. Nwora, who averaged 17 points per game last season, was named the 2019 preseason ACC Player of the Year and was selected to the first-team preseason All-American team by the Associated Press.
Second-year coach Chris Mack will look to improve on a season that ended in the first round of the NCAA Tournament when the seventh-seeded Cardinal were upset by No. 10 Minnesota, 86-76.
Louisville has won 20 or more games in each of the last 17 seasons; a feat shared by only Kansas, Duke and Gonzaga.
The Cardinals will open up their regular season with an early ACC battle at Miami on Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Meanwhile, their opponent for the exhibition game, Bellarmine also has high hopes for the upcoming season.
The Knights are ranked No. 3 in the Division II preseason poll by Street and Smith’s and are coming off a season in which they went 28-5, won their third straight Great Lakes Valley Conference title and made their 11th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.
Bellarmine has had much success in the last decade, winning the 2011 NCAA Division II National Championship and making Final Four appearances in 2012, 2015 and 2017.
The Knights are moving to NCAA Division I in 2020-21, where they will be joining the Atlantic Sun Conference.
Bellarmine won’t have to travel far for Tuesday’s game, as they are located less than four miles from the University of Louisville’s campus.
Read the full game notes here.
Louisville beat Bellarmine 81-60 in an exhibition contest on Oct. 28, 2018.
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