Indiana duo suspended for nine games

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The NCAA agreed to reinstate two Indiana freshmen basketball players after they serve nine-game suspensions and repay a portion of the impermissible benefits they received before arriving on campus.

Hanner Mosquera-Perea must pay back $1,590 to a charity of his choice. Peter Jurkin will be required to repay $250 to a charity of his choice. Both players will miss the first nine games of this season, beginning Friday night against Bryant.

NCAA officials determined that Jurkin and Perea accepted approximately $6,000 and $8,000, respectively, in impermissible benefits from an Indiana University booster while they were in high school. The benefits included plane tickets, meals, housing, a laptop, cellphone and clothing.

GEORGE MASON: Has suspended sophomores Erik Copes and Vaughn Gray for the first three regular-season games because of “student-athlete conduct violations.”

Copes and Gray will be allowed to practice during their suspensions.

MISSISSIPPI STATE: Andre Applewhite will miss the upcoming season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his left knee.

The 6-foot-5, 217-pound freshman guard from Memphis, Tenn., injured his knee during a practice on Friday and an MRI late Monday revealed the extent of the damage.

WASHINGTON: Forward Shawn Kemp Jr. is expected to be sidelined six to eight weeks after tearing the patella tendon in his right knee.

Huskies coach Lorenzo Romar said that Kemp, son of the former NBA player, doesn’t need surgery and should be back in time for the Pacific-12 opener Jan. 5 against Washington State.

DATE CHANGE: The game between No. 9 Syracuse and No. 20 San Diego State on the flight deck of the decommissioned USS Midway has been moved from Friday night to Sunday afternoon because of a strong chance of rain.

The new tipoff time is 1 p.m. Sunday.

Officials said there was a 75 percent chance of rain Friday night, and that moving the game to Sunday was preferable to playing it Friday night at a sports arena.

UCLA: Shabazz Muhammad is physically “real close” to being able to play his first game for the No. 13 Bruins after losing time because of a shoulder injury.


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