Syracuse Star Frank Howard Suspended Indefinitely for Violation of Athletic Department Policy

Syracuse Star Frank Howard Suspended Indefinitely for Violation of Athletic Department Policy

On Wednesday afternoon, the Syracuse men's basketball team announced news that impacted NCAA Tournament brackets everywhere.

Bet the Syracuse Orange -2.0 over the Baylor Bears in this first round matchup.

No. 8 seed Syracuse will be without starting point guard Frank Howard when it takes the court against No. 9 seed Baylor on Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. "We practiced with the inclination that this would be the case".

Battle missed the ACC tournament with a hip injury, but he is expected to return Thursday.

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Details regarding the nature of Howard's suspension were not shared in the release.

"It's a tough situation to be in", Battle added, "but we as a team, I know we're going to pick up the slack and we're going to be ready to play".

Howard was just named to the ACC Second Team All-Tournament team one week before his suspension. While some positives: Baylor is best three-point shooting team in the Big-12 and they have run a ton of 2-3 zone this season.

Brisbane's Mangakahia has been a sensation for Syracuse, scoring 44 points in a game against Florida State and becoming the fastest female player in the university's history to score 1,000 points. The victor will go on to play No. 1 Gonzaga, and Boeheim declined to say whether Howard, should the Orange advance Thursday, might be activated for that game.

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