Luke Hancock’s girlfriend was traveling out of town this weekend, so the University of Louisville forward was proactive and scheduled the couple’s Valentine’s Day dinner for Tuesday.

For the rest of the Cardinals, though, the situation hasn’t turned out quite as lovely. U of L’s game at Temple, originally scheduled for Thursday night, was postponed until 6 p.m. Friday because of the snowstorm that paralyzed much of the Atlantic Coast.

“I’m sure some of the guys had to mix up their plans,” Hancock said Thursday night.

For the Cardinals, of course, the most important matter is simply getting back onto the court. They have not played a game since Feb. 5, and on Thursday a touch of cabin fever was added to the already long layoff.

The players watched some game film at the hotel and held a brief practice at the Liacouras Center downtown, but there also was plenty of time spent sitting in hotel rooms, waiting to finally play a basketball game.

“A lot of guys have been walking in and out of guys’ rooms, just to get out of bed,” Hancock said. “But it is also good to have some time to rest.”

A heavy snowfall blanketed Philadelphia late Wednesday night and into Thursday morning, and a decision was made before 10 a.m. to postpone the game. But as the day progressed, the snow turned to rain and the accumulation turned to slush as temperatures stayed above freezing.

“I mean, having to travel all the way here, and (the Temple team) is here, and to not be able to play, that’s not what we wanted,” Hancock said.

Now, after such a lengthy layoff, the Cardinals are scheduled to play three games over a five-day stretch, with Temple followed by home games against Rutgers on Sunday and South Florida on Tuesday.