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02.06.06: Ole Miss coaching legend Vaught dies ... C-USA guards in running for Cousy Award ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.05.06: Bass may be in line for new ECU post ... SMU AD Copeland calling it quits ... Bunting experiences technical difficulties ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.04.06: Here come Cougs and fully-cognizant Penders ... Wolfpack bats light up for A-Rod ... History of the NCAA now in print ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.03.06: FSU blue chipper says analyst advocated Irish ... Golden Eagles work the home front ... Pirate softball hurler gets preseason honor ...
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.02.06: Bailey heads for Starkville via Iraq ... Texas A&M gridders vie in "Big Splash" ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.01.06: Marshall crash will become film theme ... Memphis soccer faces professional team ... Green Wave gets Omaha rings ...
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.31.06: Signing Day extravaganza looms for ECU fans ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.30.06: Wolfpack sends cash to Southern Miss athletes ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.29.06: Diamond Bucs assign LeClair's No. 23 to Witter ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.28.06: Tigers eye UCF as next victim in climb up polls ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.27.06: Fun, not money, motivating DeAngelo Williams ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.26.06: Marshall springs shocker on No. 9 West Virginia ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.25.06: Loaded stogie nets trouble for Memphis player ...
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.24.06: C-USA slams refs for upholding 'T' on Penders ... NCAA to release RPI ratings for first time ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.23.06: Epic upset makes long bus ride home a journey of joy ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.22.06: Memphis auction includes trip to Dowdy-Ficklen ... Houston coach's collapse leads to technical ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.21.06: Bush summons '66 Miners to watch Glory Road ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.20.06: Innovative creator of I-formation passes at 92 ...
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.19.06: Southern Miss extends Bower pact through '09 ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.18.06: Holtz, Moore, Whimper team up for Hula Bowl ... ECU reaches wide-ranging deal with ISP Sports ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.17.06: Katrina blows friendly faces into UAB crowd ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.16.06: C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.15.06: Hawaii on itinerary of ECU's Moore, Whimper ...
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.14.06: Former ECU assistant Berry joins staff at Miami ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule

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Key suspensions deplete Pirates' ranks


The depth-challenged East Carolina basketball team has gotten even thinner with a pair of player suspensions announced on Monday by first-year coach Ricky Stokes.

Junior guard Japhet McNeil and sophomore forward Jonathan Hart have been suspended indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team. Neither will play in Saturday's game against UAB in Birmingham, according to an ECU release.

McNeil leads Conference USA in assists with 6.7 per game and ranked fifth in the latest NCAA statistics published on January 31. He has distributed 133 assists this season, which is an ECU single season record. McNeil had started 15 games this season, while averaging 4.9 points in 27 minutes per game.

Hart was averaging 4.2 points and 3.3 rebounds in 17 minutes of action per game this season. He had started each of the past three games.

ACC officiating crew benched for botched call

Atlantic Coast Conference Coordinator of Men's Basketball Officials John Clougherty on Monday announced the suspension of the officiating crew that worked Saturday's Florida State at Duke men's basketball game.

A technical foul that was called on Florida State's Alexander Johnson in the second half of play should not have been assessed. The technical foul was Johnson's fifth foul and resulted in his disqualification from the contest.

Because of the incorrect assessment and handling of the dead ball technical foul situation, the officials that worked the contest will each be suspended for their next game. The suspended crew includes Mike Eades, Ray Natili and Ed Corbett.

C-USA Basketball Standings, Scores & Schedule

(Updated through Monday, Feb. 6, 2006)


TEAM                  C-USA    ALL
Memphis                 7-0   21-2
UAB                     6-1   16-4
Texas-El Paso           6-1   13-6
Houston                 5-3   14-6
Central Florida         3-3   9-10
Tulane                  4-4   8-12
Southern Methodist      3-4   11-9
Rice                    3-4   9-11
Marshall                2-5   9-11
Tulsa                   2-5   7-13
Southern Miss           1-6   7-15
East Carolina           1-7   7-14

----- SCORES -----

   No games scheduled.

   No games scheduled.

   UAB 75, Central Florida 68
   Houston 64, East Carolina 60 (OT)
   Memphis 84, Rice 79
   Southern Methodist 58, Southern Miss 53
   Texas-El Paso 69, Tulsa 62
   Tulane 61, Marshall 36

----- SCHEDULE -----

   Loyola (LA) at Tulane, 8 pm
   Houston at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 8 pm

   Rice at Marshall, 7 pm
   Tulsa at Southern Methodist, 8 pm
   Central Florida at Southern Mississippi, 8 pm
   UAB at Texas-El Paso, 10 pm

   No games scheduled.

   No games scheduled.

   Rice at Tulsa, 3:05 pm
   Memphis at Marshall, 4 pm
   Texas-El Paso at Southern Mississippi, 5 pm
   Tulane at Central Florida, 7:30 pm
   Southern Methodist at Houston, 8 pm
   East Carolina at UAB, 8:30 pm

   No games scheduled.

News Nuggets are compiled periodically based on material supplied by staff members; data published by ECU, Conference USA and its member schools; and reports from Associated Press and other sources. Copyright 2005 and other publishers. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


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