Posted November 02, 2012 on louisville.scout.com
University of Louisville sophomores Chane Behanan and Kevin Ware were suspended for the Cardinals’ exhibition game against Pikeville on Thursday night. U of L coach Rick Pitino updated the status of both after the game.
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