In the last 5 seasons, Louisville has won more Big East road games (25) than anyone in the conference.That's no small feat. I was suprised when I read it at first, but the more I reflect, it's not as shocking as one might think on first glance. In addition to generally taking care of business against the lesser Big East schools, most fans can recall off hand the numerous instances when the Cards rose to the challenge on the road to seize a needed victory. Often at the end of seasons, with tourney-appearances at stake.
Tonight is not such a game. But for a team criticized for playing the vast majority of its nonconference schedule in the friendly confines of the Kayefseum, it would make a big statement that it embodies the same road warrior mentality of team's past.