Originally written on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 11/14/14
From the top to bottom Rick Pitino’s entire rotation has played very well over the last month. Peyton Siva, Russ Smith and Gorgui Dieng have been solid as usual, but its Louisville’s bench players that have made huge strides. In my opinion, Louisville’s bench is the most important piece for this year’s team. Not just one player, but the bench as a whole. When Kevin Ware, Montrezl Harrell, Luke Hancock and Stephan Van Treese are able to play the way they have been lately, this team is incredibly tough to beat. While the guys off of the bench have greatly improved in recent weeks, starters Chane Behanan and Wayne Blackshear haven’t been as consistent. When asked in the locker room yesterday at Lucas Oil Stadium if the team would have been able to get to the Sweet 16 without the big performances from the bench, Chane Behanan had a humble and straight forward answer. “No, because for one, I’m not playing up to my potential and Trez’ has come in and made up for it,” Behanan said. “Wayne ...
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