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Mountaineers' Schifino violated team rules

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- West Virginia leading scorer Drew Schifino was suspended indefinitely Friday for violating
unspecified team rules.

"I haven't talked to him since he walked out of here yesterday
... that's all I can say about it right now. The players aren't
going to comment on it and I ask that you don't pry and ask for
comments on it," coach John Beilein said Friday.

Schifino, a junior from Pittsburgh, is averaging 17.6 points and
5.1 rebounds through 11 games.

Schifino's playing time had decreased significantly during the
season. He played less than 35 minutes in just one of West
Virginia's first six games.

His 48-game streak of scoring in double-figures, the nation's
longest and a school record, was snapped Wednesday in West
Virginia's 63-52 loss to Notre Dame.

Schifino played just 27 minutes Wednesday and was on the bench
for the final minutes.

The Mountaineers (7-4, 0-1) are scheduled to play Georgetown on
Saturday.