Behanan, Siva updates; scrimmage recap

The University of Louisville men's basketball team held its annual media and the second of three Red-White scrimmages on Sunday at the KFC Yum! Center. Cardinal Authority was there and has a report on all the details.

It was a busy day for the University of Louisville basketball program, holding its media day and the second of three Red-White Scrimmages.

The Red team beat the White team 85-74 before 9,432 fans in the KFC Yum! Center in the scrimmage, despite point guard Peyton Siva going down with an ankle injury early in the first half.

Cardinal Authority has a recap of all the major news of the day:


U of L sophomore Chane Behanan will miss the first exhibition game of the season (Pikeville) and won't be available to the media until the second semester of the school year. He wasn't available during the media day interviews.

U of L coach Rick Pitino said it was because of "incidents over the summer," and noted that it wasn't "anything serious."

"He's working his tail off in basketball," Pitino said. "He'll be fine."

Behanan had 13 points and 11 rebounds for the White team in the scrimmage. He was 5 of 11 from the field.


Senior point guard Peyton Siva came down awkwardly on his left ankle seven minutes into the scrimmage and missed the rest of the game.

Siva had the ankle iced on the sidelines and then put his shoe back on but never returned to the game. Pitino said it wasn't too serious.

He'll be fine," Pitino said. "It may be a blessing in disguise because we had a chance to see Luke (Hancock) play the point."

Siva had one steal and one turnover in seven minutes.


Hancock and sophomore Kevin Ware both starred for the winning Red team in the scrimmage portion of the day.

A transfer from George Mason, Hancock led all scorers with 29 points and added six assists, five rebounds and two steals. He was 7 of 13 from the field, including 4 of 4 from three-point range.

Ware, who scored 11 of 13 points in one stretch in the second half for his team, added 22 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman Montrezl Harrell added 20 points, seven rebounds and five steals for the Red.

Russ Smith led the White team with 20 points, seven rebounds, six assists and four steals, while Wayne Blackshear added 15 points and five rebounds.

The Red team hit 30 of 62 from the field, including 7 of 14 three-point range, while the White team hit 23 of 63, including 6 of 23 three-pointers.


Freshman Mangok Mathiang will redshirt, according to Pitino. The coach said he was not ruled eligible by the NCAA.

U of L has appealed the rule but Pitino said "even if he's eligible we will redshirt him," noting he needs a year or added strength and seasoning.

Mathiang had four points and three rebounds in 16 minutes.

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