Seton Hall kicks Mitchell off team

Junior forward Robert Mitchell has been dismissed from the team

by Seton Hall coach Bobby Gonzalez. No reason was given.

The 6-foot-6 Mitchell played in all 31 games this season, making

15 starts, and averaged 8.4 points and 3.8 rebounds.

Mitchell had been unhappy about his playing time and openly

criticized his coach’s game preparations and in-game strategy

following Tuesday’s loss to Notre Dame in the second round of the

Big East tournament, telling a reporter that “it’s hard to stay

consistent as a player, when the coach isn’t consistent.”

Gonzalez announced the decision in a statement issued late

Sunday afternoon.

A transfer from Duquesne, Mitchell is expected to graduate in

May.