LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- After eight days off, the Louisville Cardinals are ready to get back on the court.


   The Cards head to Philadelphia for a Thursday night game with Temple. Head coach Rick Pitino says the Owls are an offensive threat that the Cards aren't overlooking. Pitino says his team's biggest area of need is on defense where he says the Cards need help on shot blocking.


   The Cards and Owls tip off at 7 p.m. Thursday night. Pre-game coverage starts at 5:30 p.m. on 84WHAS.