Three Gopher men's basketball players have been suspended for the season.  The 3 are guards Nate Mason, Dupree McBrayer and Kevin Dorsey.  The 3 were suspended for the Illinois game Sunday night for a violation of a team rule.  Coach Pitino released the following statement:

After careful and continued consideration, I am suspending Kevin Dorsey, Nate Mason and Dupree McBrayer for the duration of the season. I believe this is the best thing for the basketball program as we strive to build a strong and respectful culture each and every day.

We do our best to continue to consistently teach, educate and serve all of our student-athletes. It’s a privilege to be a member of the University of Minnesota basketball program – something as a coaching staff we do not take lightly and that we stress daily to our student athletes. In this instance, these student-athletes failed to meet the standards we have set.