Jordan McRae suspended

Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl announced Saturday that freshman guard Jordan McRae has been suspended indefinitely for violation of team conduct rules.

"Jordan has exhibited some behavior recently that is unacceptable and a distraction to the team," Pearl said. "We'll deal with this issue in-house, and my hope is that Jordan will use this as a learning and maturation opportunity.

"Jordan has coaches and teammates who all love and support him. We all want him to be an important member of the Tennessee basketball family. But that is a privilege, and he knows what's expected of him."

McRae traveled with the team to Hartford, Conn., for Saturday's contest against UConn, but he did not dress or sit on the team bench during the game.

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