The Wright Time For A Return

Mookie Wright was reinstated to the Buffs basketball team Friday and should see some time against Baylor today. Buffs need a huge win today to keep NCAA tournament hopes alive. Current stats and Big 12 standings included.

The Buffs will get a lift today when they take on Baylor at the Ferrell Center.

Guard Mookie Wright will not start but see some playing time after he was reinstated to the team Friday.

Wright met disciplinary requirements imposed on him after he was charged with second-degree burglary and making unwanted sexual advances on a female in her dorm room.

The Buffs have their biggest game of the year today at 2 PM MT when the take on the Baylor Bears (13-11/4-9. CU enters with a 16-10 / 6-7 record and are currently tied with Texas Tech for 6th place in the Big 12 conference.

Baylor is playing very good basketball right now. They are winners of three of their last four games, including a 74-72 upset of Oklahoma State.

If CU loses today, they will need to win their last two games at home against Oklahoma State and Nebraska.

Here are the Buffs current stats and the Big 12 Conference standings and the offical press release from the University Of Colorado about Mookie Wright.

STATISTICAL LEADERS

PTS Avg FG% FT% 3P%

Michel Morandais 17.8 46.1 76.9 37.4

David Harrison 13.7 55.0 58.6 0.0

Blair Wilson 13.3 41.5 79.3 35.5

REBOUNDS Tot Avg High

Stephane Pelle 249 9.6 21

David Harrison 218 8.4 18

Michel Morandais 142 5.5 9

ASSISTS Tot Avg High

James Wright 51 3.9 10

Michel Morandais 88 3.4 10

Antoine McGee 85 3.3 10

STANDINGS Conf All

KANSAS 11 2 21 6

OKLAHOMA 10 3 19 5

TEXAS 10 3 19 5

OKLAHOMA ST 9 4 20 6

MISSOURI 8 5 17 7

TEXAS TECH 6 7 16 8

COLORADO 6 7 16 10

TEXAS A&M 5 8 13 11

IOWA ST 4 9 14 10

BAYLOR 4 9 13 11

KANSAS ST 3 10 12 14

NEBRASKA 2 11 10 16

CU-BOULDER ATHLETE MEETS TERMS FOR LIFTING RESTRICTION ON PLAYING

BOULDER--The University of Colorado at Boulder announced Friday that student-athlete James Wright has met disciplinary requirements allowing his return to play intercollegiate athletics, effective immediately, but other disciplinary sanctions remain in force. In earlier action by the campus's Office of Judicial Affairs, Wright was found to have violated a number of student Standards of Conduct in connection with a residence hall incident last fall. As one of several sanctions announced in January, Wright was prohibited from representing CU-Boulder in intercollegiate sports until after a review of his case, no later than Feb. 28, 2003. In a meeting with a disciplinary officer this week, Wright was found to have met requirements allowing him to return to play, if permitted by the head basketball coach. The remainder of Wright's sanctions will continue as announced in January, according to Ron Stump, vice chancellor for student affairs. The sanctions included suspension in abeyance until June 13, 2003, which means that any violation of the student Code of Conduct during that period, no matter how minor, will result in immediate suspension. In other sanctions, Wright was placed on probation for the remainder of his time enrolled at CU-Boulder. His housing agreement was terminated and he was excluded from all residence halls, grounds and property until granted a review, which will be no earlier than Jan. 13, 2005. Wright also is required to undergo counseling with a licensed counselor selected by the university.


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