Chane had an off-season filled with murder, prostitutes, and involuntary prostitute manslaughter. He must have had a good lawyer because he back after a one game suspension. Also drugs. lots of drugs. Don't forget drugs. drugs, drugs, drugs TELL THE TRUTH, ERIC CRAWFORD.
His suspension and the liberal media's inability to comprehend pitino-speak (possible but not probable = definitely) has lead many of us to wonder "do we really NEED Chane?" Obviously, he's good. No one questions that. But, can we compete for a final four without him?
The emergence of Trezl has also led many of us to question Chane's importance. There are things Trezl does that few other basketball players do. The term "motor" will be used 4000 times this season. But, answer this question: In a big game, with the season on the line, and UL is down by 2 with 4 minutes left in the game, who do you want to catch the ball in the post, Trezl or Chane?
Chane's been a big part of 20% of the final four runs in the history of UL basketball. In my opinion, Chane's greatest game as a Cardinal was the 2012 regional final against Florida. With Peyton in foul trouble and eventually fouling out, Chane willed us to victory. You could make the same argument about the 2013 national championship game. Without Chane, I seriously doubt we'd be talking about our chances to go to a third straight final four and win a second straight national championship.
With Chane back, let's revisit 2012 Regional MOP Chane Behanan at his best, via An Villen: