Gotham Classic

Gotham Classic

Gotham Classic

Louisville, a college preseason top 10 selection, headlines the Fifth Annual Gotham Classic at Madison Square Garden.

The Cardinals are one of five teams set to play including rival Memphis who will meet Louisville on Saturday, December 16 in New York.

Unlike other tournaments, the Gotham Classic schedule runs two weeks from December 6 through 20.

Louisville and Memphis have a long history as rivals stretching back to 1964 when both teams were members of the Missouri Valley Conference.  Both teams were also members of the Metro Conference, Conference USA and the American Athletic Conference.

The Cardinals lead in their series with Memphis, 53-36. Louisville has won four out of the last six games. The Tigers won their last match up in 2014, 72-66.


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In addition to the Cardinals and Tigers, Albany, Bryant and Siena Hall will play in the tournament.

Louisville and Memphis will play home games against the three as well as each other in New York. Albany, Bryant and Siena Hall will play round robin games.


Gotham Classic Schedule


December 6

  • Siena vs Louisville
  • Bryant vs Albany

December 9

  • Bryant vs Memphis
  • Albany vs Siena

December 11

  • Bryant vs Louisville
  • Albany vs Memphis

December 16 – Madison Square Garden

  • Memphis vs Louisville  12:00p E

December 17

  • Siena vs Bryant

December 20

  • Albany vs Louisville
  • Siena vs Memphis

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Tickets for the Louisville-Memphis game will be available Thursday, June 8 (10:00a E) through TicketMaster or calling (866) 448-7849.