Cards Fall Three Spots to No. 12 in AP Poll

Following a 17-point home loss to Memphis last week, Louisville fell three spots in the Associated Press poll from No. 9 to No. 12. C-USA members Charlotte and Cincinnati rank No. 23 and 24 this week.

Louisville fell three spots in this week's Associated Press poll - from No. 9 to No. 12 - following last week's 85-68 home loss to rival Memphis.

Winners of 14 of their past 16 games, and sitting atop the Conference USA league standings, the Cardinals travel to Milwaukee this Thursday to face Marquette (17-7, 5-6). Playing without senior point guard Travis Diener, Louisville dispatched the Golden Eagles 99-52 Jan. 26 in Freedom Hall.

The Cardinals will return home this Saturday to face Saint Louis (6-17, 4-7).

C-USA members Charlotte and Cincinnati, ranked No's. 23 and 24 this week, also made the poll. Louisville has beaten the Bearcats twice this season, while the Cardinals will face the 49ers March 3 in Louisville.

Illinois remains No. 1 for the 12th straight week, while Kansas moved up one spot to No. 2.

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