Mike Woodson makes announcement on 5 suspended Indiana basketball players
Indiana basketball was down 5 players due to suspension on Tuesday against Northwestern. Dustin Dopirak of the Bloomington Herald-Times and Indianapolis Star shared Indiana’s announcement that those players were suspended over curfew and will be back for Saturday’s game against Michigan State.
“…It will be my decision to determine what role each one will have moving forward.”
— Dustin Dopirak (@DustinDopirak) February 10, 2022
Mike Woodson suspended Xavier Johnson, Parker Stewart, Tamar Bates, Michael Durr and Khristian Lander for Indiana’s game at Northwestern Tuesday. The shorthanded Hoosiers fell to the Wildcats, 59-51. After the game, Woodson explained his decision.
“They broke rules and they were punished for it,” Woodson said. “We’re gonna be a team and you set rules that guys gotta obey as a team and that’s what you gotta do. You gotta do all the necessary things to help your team win on and off the floor. It just doesn’t start on the floor, you gotta do all the necessary things off the floor as well. So, that’s where we are.
“When you (dis)obey the rules, things gotta happen. Those guys — I wasn’t gonna let them play. So, we gotta go back home and regroup and get ready for Michigan State.”
The Hoosiers are 16-7 overall and 7-6 in B1G play heading into Saturday’s game at MSU (3:30 p.m, FOX). Mike Woodson’s squad will look to snap its 2-game losing streak.