College basketball highlights: Louisville's Akoy Agau suspended indefinitely

December 21, 2013 

Louisville Scrimmage Basketball

Louisville's Russ Smith, left, is fouled by Akoy Agau during the NCAA college basketball team's scrimmage Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in Louisville, Ky. In the background right is Tim Henderson. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)


Louisville forward Akoy Agau has been suspended indefinitely from the Cardinals' men's basketball team.

The 6-8 freshman has scored two points and grabbed seven rebounds in seven games this season

Coach Rick Pitino attributed the suspension to a "very minor" attitude issue," the Courier-Journal reported.

Pitino said the suspension "could last two days or two weeks.

"It's up to him," Pitino told the Courier-Journal. "He wasn't acting the way a University of Louisville basketball player should."

Men's games

No. 2 Syracuse 75, High Point 54: Trevor Cooney hit five three-pointers and scored 17 points, C.J. Fair added 15 points, and No. 2 Syracuse beat High Point at home.

Syracuse (11-0) remained unbeaten, but it wasn't easy. High Point (3-7) trailed by just three points at halftime and led early in the second period before Syracuse responded with a 28-3 run to put the game away.

Georgia State 73, Georgia Southern 61: Manny Atkins scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds while former Kentucky Wildcat Ryan Harrow had 22 points as Georgia State defeated Georgia Southern.

R.J. Hunter chipped in with 16 points, five rebounds, three steals and a block for the Panthers (5-6). Georgia State hit 49 percent from the field and 74 percent from the line.

The teams were tied 20-20 at 6:58 when an Atkins dunk and a Harrow three-pointer sparked a 13-3 run for Georgia State. The Panthers led 36-29 at halftime. With the Eagles ahead by three at 14:31 in the second, Akins, Harrow and Hunter led a 20-7 run to put the Panthers up 59-49 with seven minutes to play.

Women's games

Western Ky. 66, Belmont 46: Western Kentucky allowed just eight points in the final 15:46 and closed the game on a 33-8 run to post a win over Belmont in the Puerto Rico Classic in San Juan.

The Lady Toppers were dominant in the second half, shooting 61.9 percent from the field, including 3-of-4 from behind the three-point arc. Alexis Govan had 20 points, nine rebounds and seven assists to pace the Lady Toppers. Chastity Gooch had 21 points and seven rebounds and Bianca McGee chipped in 14 points to round out the WKU players in double figures.

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