Louisville's Behanan on mend

Posted: January 13, 2013

Chane Behanan could be available for No. 3 Louisville when it faces South Florida on Saturday.

Cardinals coach Rick Pitino said Friday that X-rays revealed a spur in Behanan's injured left ankle that was causing pain rather than the sprain the sophomore forward sustained in practice on Monday. He missed Wednesday night's 73-58 victory at Seton Hall and was expected to be out 7 to 10 days.

Behanan told assistant coaches that he was ready to play and Pitino said, "he says he can play, so I'm going to take him for his word." However, the coach expects Behanan to test the ankle before Saturday's Big East Conference game.

Freshman Montrezl Harrell replaced Behanan against Seton Hall and finished with 14 points and three rebounds for Louisville (14-1, 2-0).

In other news:

* Nebraska basketball player Mike Peltz will undergo season-ending surgery on his left knee.

Coach Tim Miles said Friday that the typical rehab schedule is 3 to 4 months.

The 6-2 junior guard from Alliance has played in 14 of the Huskers' first 16 games. He has averaged 2.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.1 points per game.

Miles also said Brandon Ubel will be out for Sunday's game against No. 22 Michigan State. Ubel suffered an elbow injury in the final minutes of Wednesday's loss at No. 2 Michigan. The 6-10 senior is Nebraska's leading rebounder at 6.8 rebounds per game and third-leading scorer at 12.1 points per game.

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