Players That Will Have Biggest Roles in Louisville's 2014 Title Defense

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Players That Will Have Biggest Roles in Louisville's 2014 Title Defense
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National champion Louisville is losing some key contributors to graduation and the NBA, but the Cardinals still have talent to burn. With a solid recruiting class joining a wealth of returning standouts, Rick Pitino has plenty of firepower as he prepares his team to defend its crown.

One of the stars who stuck around is rock-solid power forward Chane Behanan. The junior-to-be is already a top-notch rebounder, and he’s shown flashes of offensive firepower that Louisville could definitely use in the low post.

Herein, a closer look at Behanan and the rest of the five players the Cards will rely on most as they try to become the first repeat champion since the 2006-07 Florida Gators.

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