Louisville guard Chris Jones will not play against Syracuse

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Jones will not play against Syracuse

Louisville guard Chris Jones has been suspended from the team for an unspecified violation of team rules, and will not play against Syracuse on Wednesday evening, the school announced on Monday.

The 5-foot-10 Jones is averaging 13.6 points and 3.7 assists. There is no timetable for his return.

Jones scored 20 points in Louisville’s 74-65 loss at home to NC State on Saturday.

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The Cardinals will play the Orange at the Carrier Dome on Wednesday. Jones will not make the trip with the team.

Louisville is currently 20-5 on the season and 8-4 in the ACC. Syracuse is 16-9 on the season and 7-5 in conference play.

The story was first reported by ESPN’s Jeff Goodman on Twitter. Goodman said in a later tweet that the suspension concerned “matters unrelated to basketball.”

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Wes Cheng

About Wes Cheng

Wes has worked for Rivals.com covering the New York Knicks, as well as for Scout.com covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also worked for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005. Follow him on Twitter @ChengWes.
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