Nov 29 2019
Western Kentucky vs. Louisville Men's Basketball

Western Kentucky vs. Louisville Men's Basketball

Presented by Bridgestone Arena at Bridgestone Arena

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs. Louisville Cardinals Men's Basketball

The 2019 Music City Showdown sees WKU and Louisville face off for the first time since Dec. 19, 2015, when the Hilltoppers fell to the Cardinals by a score of 78-56. The teams met previously at Bridgestone Arena three times in neutral-site matchups. Of those three matchups, Louisville was victorious in both 2003 and 2012, with WKU earning a win in 2008, their most recent win against Louisville.

“We’re excited about the opportunity to face one of the top teams in the country in Louisville in Nashville this November,” said fourth-year WKU Head Coach Rick Stansbury. “Western Kentucky and Louisville are two of the winningest teams in NCAA history, and having two programs with so much tradition playing each other is good for the game and good for our state. We have a strong group of alumni in the Nashville area, and it’s an easy drive for many of our fans, so we look forward to having as many Hilltoppers as we can cheering us on in Bridgestone Arena.”

Since 1962, WKU and Louisville have competed on 79 different occasions. Heading into their 80th contest, WKU trails Louisville by one win and looks to even the series at 40 wins a piece. Following the Music City Showdown, three games will remain in the current series, two of which will be played at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville and one of which will be played at WKU’s E.A. Diddle Arena.

The Hilltoppers are 7-3 against power five conference teams over the last two seasons and have won 47 total games over that span. WKU ranks third in NCAA history in regular-season league titles (42), seventh in 20-win seasons (45), eighth in all-time winning percentage (.660) and 16th in all-time wins (1,795). 

Source: Bridgestone Arena

Admission Info


Dates & Times

2019/11/29 - 2019/11/29

Location Info

Bridgestone Arena

501 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203

Accessibility Info
  • Accessible entrances are located at the 5th Avenue Broadway Entrance, Demonbreun entrance, and at all five (5) entry points in the 6th Avenue Garage.
  • Accessible Restrooms are located throughout the Arena. Restrooms are accessible in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. There are also accessible family restrooms located throughout the Arena.
  • Accessible seating is available in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Accessible seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Disabled parking is available in the 6th Avenue Garage. The spaces are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Wheelchairs are available upon request at the AT&T Fan Information Center. A valid government-issued photo ID is required as collateral for borrowing a wheelchair.

Service Animals
Animals are not permitted in the Arena. Exceptions include service animals to aid guests with disabilities.

Assisted Listening Devices 
Assisted Listening Devices are available upon request from the AT&T Fan Information Center located near Section 103. A Photo ID is required as collateral for using the assisted listening device. The ID will be exchanged back for the device when returned.

Sign Interpreters
Sign Interpreters are available upon request. Interpreters must be requested in advance, two (2) weeks prior to the event. To request a sign interpreter, please call (615) 770-2000.