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Louisville, Memphis to meet in Gotham Classic

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LOUISVILLE, KY - DECEMBER 10: Rick Pitino the head coach of the Louisville Cardinals watches the action during the game against the Texas Southern Tigers at KFC YUM! Center on December 10, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (AP) — Louisville and Memphis, former conference opponents, headline the field of the Gotham Classic at Madison Square Garden.

The former Conference USA foes will meet Dec. 16, it was announced Tuesday.

The game at The Garden will mark the 90th time the Cardinals and Tigers will meet with Louisville holding a 53-36 advantage.

Joining the Cardinals and Tigers in the Gotham Classic are Albany, Bryant and Siena.

Louisville and Memphis will each host those three teams in addition to playing at Madison Square Garden.

Albany, Bryant and Siena will also play a round-robin with Siena hosting Albany, Albany hosting Bryant, and Bryant hosting Siena.