LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Just a note on a statistic that doesn't mean much, but has special meaning at the University of Louisville. U of L's basketball program burst onto the national scene in a real way with its 1980 NCAA championship and the nickname "Doctors of Dunk."
The Cardinals haven't used that nickname for a long time, but one current Cardinal is harkening back to the tradition.
U of L is one of the few schools that keeps statistics for dunks. The school single-season record for dunks is 59 for Pervis Ellison in the 1987-88 season.
Chane Behannan has 44 dunks now with five regular-season games left, plus the postseason to play. With his next dunk, Behanan will tie Terrence Williams for fifth-most in a season.
The rest of U of L's single-season dunk leaders: Alvin Sims with 48 in 1995-96, Samardo Samuels with 51 in 2008-09, and Behanan last season with 52.
Behanan's career total of 96 has moved him past Marques Maybin into sixth place on U of L's career list.
The Cards career dunk leaders: Pervis Ellison (162), Darrell Griffith (156), Alvin Sims (123), Cornelius Holden (117) and Rodney McCray (103).