Louisville’s Behanan Named Co-Big East Rookie of the Week

Posted on Feb 6 2012 - 1:45pm by Brent Lepping


From UofLsports.com


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville men’s basketball player Chane Behanan was named the BIG EAST co-Rookie of the Week after his performance in the team’s win over Rutgers, league officials announced on Monday.

In the Cardinals’ only game of the week, Behanan tallied a season best and team-high 23 points, while collecting 11 rebounds and two steals in Louisville’s 78-66 win over Rutgers. Behanan, who was 11-of-12 from the field, guided the Cardinals to their fourth-straight victory and helped lift the team’s record to 18-5 overall, with a 6-4 league mark. It was Behanan’s sixth double-double of the season and, among freshmen in the BIG EAST, he is one of four who ranks in the top 10 in scoring and top five in rebounding in the BIG EAST concurrently (others: St. Johns: Moe Harkless; Providence: LaDontae Henton; and Connecticut: Andre Dummond).

Over the last five games, Behanan is averaging 14.8 points and 9.4 rebounds per game, while shooting a remarkable 65.2 percent (30-of-45) from the field.

The No. 25 Cardinals have a quick turnaround game, playing Monday evening against Connecticut at the KFC Yum! Center in an ESPN Big Monday showdown. Tip for the ESPN broadcast is set for 7:07 p.m. and, at halftime, Louisville will honor former All-American guard, Lancaster Gordon, by adding his name to the list of honored jersey names displayed in the KFC Yum! Center.

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