Thursday, January 31, 2008

Dyson Suspended 30 Days, Wiggins Practices

According to the Hartford Courant, punishments have been handed out to Connecticut sophomore guards Jerome Dyson and Doug Wiggins after the results of their drug tests came back today. Dyson failed his test, meaning he will be out for at least 30 days because it is the second positive test in his UConn career. On the other hand, Wiggins passed his and was back at practice today. Sources told Jeff Goodman of FOX that Wiggins will likely play Saturday against Pittsburgh. Both players were asked by the athletic director to take drug tests after their recent citation for possession of alcohol. Dyson is the team's leading scorer, while Wiggins was the top bench player for the Huskies, who have gone 2-0 in the players' absence.

Stitt Out Two Weeks

Clemson freshman point guard Demontez Stitt will miss the next two weeks after undergoing surgery today to repair torn cartilage in his knee. "Obviously this is a big loss for us, but thankfully only for a short period of time," head coach Oliver Purnell said. Stitt has started every game for the Tigers, averaging 8.9 points and 3.1 assists per game.

Tigers Not Suspended for Fight

According to Andy Katz of, four of the five Missouri players suspended on Tuesday were punished for breaking curfew, not for their involvement in a fight that left point guard Stefhon Hannah with a broken jaw. Hannah, Jason Horton, Marshall Brown, Daryl Butterfield and Leo Lyons were all suspended indefinitely, although the latter four are expected to be cleared for Saturday's game against Kansas State. Hannah will miss four-to-six weeks with his injury.

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