LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The Louisville men's basketball team will face Houston on Thursday without one of their usual starters.

   Junior Chris Jones will miss the game after tweaking his oblique muscle during the SMU game. Head coach Rick Pitino says Houston plays a lot like SMU, who kept up with the Cards for most of the game.

   Pitino also announced he had promoted assistant coach Kevin Keatts to the role of Associate Head Coach.

   The Cards and Cougars tip-off at 7:00 p.m. Thursday night with pre-game coverage starting at 5:30 p.m. on 84WHAS.