Miami Scott sits out against Valparaiso

Miami played without leading scorer Durand Scott in the

Hurricanes’ first-round NIT victory over Valparaiso on Wednesday


Scott was notified before the game that he will serve a six-game

suspension for receiving impermissible benefits during the school’s

previous coaching staff. The suspension also will include the game

Scott missed in Miami’s loss to Florida State in the Atlantic Coast

Conference tournament Friday.

”There was a release put out this afternoon, I don’t know

anything more than that and just refer to the release,” Miami

first-year coach Jim Larranaga said after the Hurricanes’ 66-50 win

over Valparaiso. ”We talked to Durand to let him know what the

circumstances were. He handled it with great class.”

Scott’s suspension will run through Miami’s stay in the NIT and

extend to next season if the Hurricanes fail to reach the final. In

addition to the suspension, Scott must pay to charity the value of

the received benefits.