Calhoun suspends Dyson, Wiggins

Craig AustrieJust came across the AP wire. That story is pasted below.

The Hartford Courant originally broke the story about an hour ago. Read that story here.

Craig Austrie, a 6-3 junior, will start in place of Dyson.


Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun has suspended starting guard Jerome Dyson and backup guard Doug Wiggins indefinitely for violating team rules, school officials announced Friday.

UConn did not release the nature of the allegations or which rules were broken.

The suspensions came as the Huskies prepared to take on No. 7 Indiana Saturday afternoon at Assembly Hall. Calhoun went public with the suspensions at the team’s hotel in Bloomington.

Jerome Dyson.Doug Wiggins.Dyson and Wiggins, both sophomores, did not travel with the team to Indiana.

“It obviously isn’t something that is making me particularly happy,” Calhoun told The Hartford Courant after arriving at the hotel Friday. “This particular suspension is mine, no one else’s. I took the action based upon what I felt was in the best interest of our basketball team and the university.”

Calhoun told the newspaper that neither player was arrested and the discipline was not related to their grades.

Dyson, from Rockville, Md., is the team’s second-leading scorer, averaging 14.3 points a game. He has started all 18 games this season for UConn (13-5, 4-3 Big East).

Wiggins, of East Hartford, Conn., has come off the bench in all 18 games, averaging 6.6 points.