What if you could change the outcome of one Louisville game in history?



If you could change the outcome of any Louisville game in history which game would you choose?

Several games come to mind. What about the 1975 loss to UCLA in the NCAA semifinals. The Cards lost 75-74 after Terry Howard missed the front end of a one-and-one with 20 seconds left in the game and Louisville up 74-73. Howard had not missed a free throw all year.

Then there's the 74-73 loss to Arkansas in the nCAA tournament in 1981 when U.S. Reed hot a shot from beyond halfcourt at the buzzer. And the 5-46 loss to Georgetown in the Final Four the next year.

Or, you might pick the loss to Houston in the 1983 Final Four. The Cards led by five at halftime. With 13:28 to play they led 55-49. Then Houston went on a run and wound up beating Louisville 94-81.

There's the 72-67 loss to Kentucky in the NCAA tournament in 1984. It was just a third round game and it wasn't one of Louisville's best teams. But eliminating that Kentucky team would have been sweet.

I'd like to erase the 34 point regular season to Kentucky in 1986. I was so embarrassed. I was just glad I lived in New Orleans so I didn't have to listen to UK fans brag.

There's the 1997 loss to North Carolina in the Elite Eight. That's the game where DeJuan Wheat played with a sprained ankle.

Then there's the 2005 loss to Illinois in the Final Four. There's now way I thought the Cards would lose that game.

And there's the 2012 loss to Kentucky in the Final Four. That one really hurt as did the 2014 loss to UK in the Elite Eight.

Or, if you look at football you might pick the 1990 loss at Southern Mississippi. That was the only loss the Cardinals suffered that year as they finished 10-1-1 and beat Alabama in the Fiesta Bowl.

Then there's the 41-38 loss at Miami in 2004. Again that was the only loss the Cards had that year as they finished 11-1 and won the Liberty Bowl. Or, the 28-25 loss to Rutgers in 2005. Again, without that loss Louisville would have been undefeated.

And there's the 38-35 loss to Central Florida in 2013, the only blemish on a 12-1 record.

Of course, you might have a completely different game in mind, one I haven't even thought of. So, let us know. If you could change the outcome of one game which one would it be?

Which game would you pick?

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