Like the game’s commentator said, it just wasn’t fair as Chane Behanan delivered the exclamation mark of a blowout victory, extending the Cardinals win streak to four games and seven wins in their last eight contests.
Behanan’s athleticism was on full display. Not only did he steal the ball from DePaul senior Worrel Clahar – he then ran half the length of the court, took off a foot inside the foul line, and dunked the basketball right on top of the guard he just robbed. The headline for this poster should read “the definition of adding insult to injury.”
It’s admirable Clahar tried to step in front of the on-coming 6-foot-6, 250 pound man-beast headed his way as he attempted to draw the charge. Sometimes, kids, it’s just better to cut your losses after the turnover, then run and duck for cover, especially with Behanan coming full force towards you.
Yes, the coach will yell at you for your efforts, but sometimes the verbal abuse is better than being on the wrong end of an incredible Sportscenter highlight.
Behanan finished with 10 points, and nine rebounds while going four of five from the floor, with the posterizing dunk being the ultimate cherry on top of his performance.
Louisville was once again led by its dynamic guard tandem of Peyton Siva and Russ Smith in the win. Smith had a team-high 17 points to go along with five assists, four rebounds and four steals, while Siva delivered 16 points, six assists, four rebounds and two steals.
After suffering a three-game losing streak in conference action towards the end of January, the Cardinals have nearly blown out every opponent since. Their only loss in the past eight games was the five overtime marathon against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, in a contest both teams had multiple chances to pull out the victory.
Had any bounce gone Louisville’s way in one of the many overtime periods, they’d easily be on an eight-game win streak heading into their rematch against the Syracuse Orange, the team that started the Cardinals’ three-game losing skid earlier in the year.
With Syracuse struggling, and Louisville on fire as of late, Michael Carter-Williams needs to consider himself warned after seeing this video.