Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Jan. 13 News and Notes

Rios Suspended Indefinitely

Miami (Fl.) point guard Edwin Rios has been suspended indefinitely for "violating team rules relating to following team protocol and lack of communication with coaches," a statement by the university said. It is the second time this season that the sophomore has been suspended, as he missed a game against Ohio State earlier this year for violating team rules. According to the Miami Herald, a family member said that Rios had a stomach virus for three days, and when he returned, he was told he was suspended. The back-up guard is averaging 4.7 points per game this season.

Little Will Not Redshirt, To Play Tonight

Kansas junior Mario Little will play the rest of the season and not redshirt, the Jayhawks announced this morning. "Mario slept on it after yesterday’s practice and this morning informed me he feels great and definitely wants to play and help this year’s team," head coach Bill Self said. The junior college transfer has been recovering from a stress fracture in his left leg as well as a broken hand, and has only played 22 minutes this season. He saw his first action on January 3, and fouled out in just seven minutes of playing time against Michigan State on Saturday. Little, the Big 12 preseason newcomer of the year, had until tonight's game to decide on whether or not he wanted to seek a medical hardship.

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