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Holloway Suspended

Self-reported violation benches Tu for season-opener

By Sabrina Brown
On October 26, 2011

Xavier announced that senior point guard Tu Holloway will sit out for Xavier's first regular season game against Morgan State on Nov. 11. Holloway was suspended for

a secondary violation of NCAA rules. The violation was self reported, but Holloway must still serve a mandatory one game suspension. Holloway violated the amount of summer league games Division I basketball players are permitted to participate. Holloway is ranked as the

fourth best player in the nation by CBSSports.com and was named Player of the Year by the Atlantic 10 last season. Holloway, Xavier's leading scorer, entered the NBA

Draft this summer, choosing to withdraw in favor of spending his senior season at Xavier. The Morgan State Golden Bears finished fourth in the Mid- Eastern Atlantic Conference last season, finishing with an overall record of 17-14 and 10-6 in the MEAC. Morgan State's leading scorer is junior forward Dewayne Jackson. Jackson averaged 14.5 points, 1.4 assists and 4.6 rebounds per game for Morgan State during the 2010-11 season. Morgan State's senior point guard Larry Bastfield transferred from the University of Toldedo last season. Bastfield averaged 5.1 points, 3.4 assists and 1.4 rebounds per game last season. The Musketeers are currently the only team the Golden Bears

will face that is ranked in the Top 25 preseaon. Morgan State will also face another A-10 opponent, St. Joseph's,

later in the season.


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