(Louisville, KY.) Saturday's final Red-White scrimmage marked the first time the public has seen the defending national champion University of Louisville men's basketball team without junior forward Chane Behanan.
UofL head coach, Rick Pitino announced that Behanan was suspended from the team indefinitely following a series of team violations. Pitino did not rule out the return of the three year starter to the lineup at some point, but he says if that happens, Behanan would have some serious improvements to make off the court. "If he does come back, we will welcome him with open arms, but he will be a changed person if he does come back," said Pitino after the game.
In the meantime, the Cards are moving on without Behanan. Sophomore, Montrezl Harrell is expected to fill most of the void at the power forward position in Behanan's absence. After a 16 point, eight rebound performance in Saturday's Red-White scrimmage, Harrell said moving on without Behanan will be difficult, but he's confident that it can be done. "It's going to be pretty hard moving on without (Behanan), he's a great player, and has contributed a lot to our team, so it's going to be pretty tough moving on without him. But we have the team that we have, and this is what we've got to work with," said Harrell.
The Cards will get their first taste of outside competition when Kentucky Wesleyan visits the KFC Yum! Center on October 29th for an exhibition game.
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