No. 11 Marquette suspends top scorer for 1 game

No. 11 Marquette has suspended leading scorer Darius

Johnson-Odom for its game against Northern Colorado on Saturday for

an unspecified violation of team rules.

The team announced the suspension before the game.

Johnson-Odom, a senior guard averaging 18.8 points, 3.3 assists

and 3.2 points per game, is expected to return for the team’s next

game at LSU on Monday. He was in uniform Saturday.

Freshman Todd Mayo started in Johnson-Odom’s place for the No.

11 Golden Eagles.

Johnson-Odom, who had started all nine games for undefeated

Marquette this season, is the second starter to be suspended

recently for a violation of team rules. Starting point guard Junior

Cadougan didn’t play in Marquette’s 61-54 victory over Wisconsin on

Dec. 3.