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1974–75 Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team

The 1974–75 Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team represented the University of Louisville in NCAA Division I men's competition in the 1974–75 season. Coached by Denny Crum, the Cardinals won the Missouri Valley Conference title in their last season as a member (they would become a founding member of the Metro Conference the following year), and advanced to the Final Four of that season's NCAA tournament, losing in the semifinals to a UCLA team coached by Crum's retiring mentor, John Wooden.

1974–75 Louisville Cardinals men's basketball
Missouri Valley Conference champion
ConferenceMissouri Valley Conference
CoachesNo. 3
APNo. 4
1974–75 record28–3 (12–2 MVC)
Head coachDenny Crum (4th season)
Home arenaFreedom Hall

The Cardinals played their home games at Freedom Hall, their home from the 1956–57 season until their move to the new KFC Yum! Center for the 2010–11 season.

NCAA basketball tournamentEdit

  • Midwest
    • Louisville 91, Rutgers 78
    • Louisville 78, Cincinnati 63
    • Louisville 96, Maryland 82
  • Final Four
    • UCLA 75, Louisville 74


Awards and honorsEdit

Team players drafted into the NBAEdit

Round Pick Player NBA Club
1 8 Junior Bridgeman Los Angeles Lakers


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "1975 NCAA Basketball Tournament Bracket and Results". Retrieved 2012-03-26.
  2. ^ "1975 NBA Draft on". Archived from the original on 2010-03-17. Retrieved 2012-03-26.