Cards' 1975 NCAA Final Four Team To Be Honored

Posters commemorating the '75 team will be available at the game.

Posters commemorating the '75 team will be available at the game.

Feb. 2, 2010

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The University of Louisville's 1974-75 men's basketball team which reached the NCAA Final Four will be honored at halftime of the Cardinals' Feb. 6 game against Rutgers on the 35th anniversary of reaching the national semifinals.

The third of eight U of L teams which have reached the Final Four, the 1974-75 Cardinals posted a 28-3 record, won the Missouri Valley Conference Championship and beat three top-15 ranked opponents to reach the national semifinals, including a 96-82 victory over fourth-ranked Maryland in the Midwest Region championship in Las Cruses, N.M.

Led by senior All-Americas Junior Bridgeman and Allen Murphy, the Cards fell 74-75 in overtime to top-ranked UCLA in a classic national semifinal game. Murphy was the Cards' scoring leader for three straight seasons while scoring in double figures a school record 57 straight games, averaging 16.3 points and 4.3 points as a senior. A two-time Missouri Valley Conference MVP, Bridgeman averaged 16.1 points and 7.4 rebounds as a senior. Louisville was ranked fourth in the final AP poll that season.

The team will be available to sign autographs in the KEC South Wing following the game at The Caper, a benefit for the Family and Children's Place which supports families and children affected by violence, abuse and neglect.



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