Cincinnati's Murray kicked off team for rules violation

Updated: December 20, 2005, 11:59 AM ET
Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- Junior forward Erick Murray was kicked off the Cincinnati basketball team for violating an unspecified rule, the second player the Bearcats have lost in four days.

Murray, a walk-on, was dismissed after an 84-63 victory Monday night over Arkansas-Monticello. Freshman DeAndre Coleman left the team Friday, citing lack of playing time.

The Bearcats have nine players on scholarship -- four below the NCAA limit -- while interim coach Andy Kennedy guides them through their first season since Bob Huggins was ousted as coach.

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