Illinois forward RJ Melendez did not play in Saturday’s 69-60 win over No. 24 Rutgers because of a suspension for a “violation of team rules,” head coach Brad Underwood told reporters after the game. It’s not immediately clear how long that suspension will last.

Underwood kept it close to the vest, adding simply that “we’ll move forward from there,” per 247Sports’ Joey Wagner.

A 6-foot-7 sophomore, Melendez made appearances in each of the Illini’s first 23 games this season. He was a starter for 11 of the team’s first 12 games, but has come off the bench since the Dec. 29 win over Bethune-Cookman.

He’s been in a prolonged shooting slump in recent weeks, and has only scored more than 4 points in a game three times since moving to the bench. His last time out, Melendez played 15 minutes and missed his only shot attempt.

This season, Melendez is averaging 5.8 points and 3.2 rebounds in 21.4 minutes a night. He’s shooting 36% from the field and 24% from 3-point range.

Coleman Hawkins led the Illini in scoring on Saturday, putting up 18 points to go with 8 boards and 4 assists. Dain Dainja and Terrance Shannon Jr. each pitched in 15 points. Illinois (17-7, 8-5 Big Ten) takes on Penn State next Tuesday.