Virginia reserve Johnson suspended for 3 games

Virginia guard Nigel Johnson (23) drives past Georgia Tech guard Jose Alvarado (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Virginia coach Tony Bennett has suspended reserve guard Nigel Johnson for three games for a violation of team rules.

Johnson was held out for the second-ranked Cavaliers’ matchup with Louisville on Wednesday night. He also will miss road games at Syracuse on Saturday and Florida State next Wednesday.

Johnson joined the team as a graduate transfer from Rutgers. He is averaging 5.5 points and 2.0 rebounds in 21 games.