LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The Louisville Cardinals will host another bird for their next game.

The struggling Temple Owls will come into the KFC Yum! Center Thursday night after losing 14 of their last 16 games. Head coach Rick Pitino says the Owls will still be a challenge, citing their win over then ranked SMU on February 16.

Pitino cautions that anyone can win on any given night and says because of that his team's emphasis is on defense.

The Cards and Owls tip off at 9 p.m Thursday night with pre-game coverage starting on 790KRD at 7:30 p.m.