It started Oct. 17 when Rick Pitino announced Behanan's suspension by insisting he'd be out for “a long time” if he returns at all. It diminished a bit a week later when Pitino gave a more optimistic timetable that had Behanan playing as soon as December. And now it seems downright ridiculous since Behanan may end up missing only a single regular-season game.
Behanan has been reinstated to the Louisville basketball team and could play as soon as Tuesday night against Hofstra, Pitino announced Monday. Pitino explained the decision to reporters in Louisville by lauding Behanan for adhering to his punishment and not making any mistakes for 30 straight days.”
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter's Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.
On This Day In UK Basketball History
- On December 10, 1951, Bob Burrow collected 34 rebounds against Temple for the most rebounds ever in a single game by a Kentucky player.
- On December 10, 1977, as top-ranked UK is defeating Kansas on “Adolph Rupp Night” in Allen Field House on Naismith Drive in Lawrence, Kansas, Rupp dies. Thousands would participate in the funeral procession in Lexington.
- On December 10, 2011, Indiana's Christian Watford hits a 3-pointer at the buzzer in Assembly Hall to stun No. 1 Kentucky. It's only the second time Indiana had beaten a top-ranked team at Assembly Hall.