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Michigan suspends PG Simpson for one game

Field Level Media
28 Jan 2020, 05:19 GMT+10

Michigan suspended senior point guard Zavier Simpson for Tuesday's game against Nebraska due to a violation of team policies, Wolverines coach Juwan Howard announced Monday.

Simpson has never missed a game in four seasons in Ann Arbor, appearing in 135 consecutive contests (85 starts) since his debut on Nov. 11, 2016.

The Michigan co-captain leads Division I with 8.3 assists per game and is the third-leading scorer for the Wolverines (11-8, 2-6 Big Ten) with 12.8 points per game.

"While we are disappointed with what has transpired with Zavier, we know there are always lessons to learn and grow from," Howard said in a statement. "We take these matters and consequences very seriously. Moving forward, we will continue to handle this matter appropriately within our program and basketball family."

A Michigan spokesperson confirmed the suspension is for only one game. The Wolverines have lost four straight and five of six entering Tuesday's game at Nebraska (7-13, 2-7).

Simpson is 71 points shy of 1,000 for his career. He had 17 points in Saturday's 64-62 loss to Illinois on a last-second jumper by Ayo Dosunmu, who was being guarded by Simpson.

--Field Level Media

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