Singletary to miss MAC opener

Updated: March 10, 2009, 1:29 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- Kent State guard Chris Singletary has been suspended for Tuesday's opening round Mid-American Conference tournament game against Northern Illinois for punching an Akron player Sunday.

Singletary was ejected from Sunday's game for punching Akron's Nate Linhart in the stomach 1:08 into the contest. Singletary also was assessed a flagrant personal foul.

Kent State athletic director Laing Kennedy and coach Geno Ford decided to suspend Singletary after reviewing the play.

Singletary, a junior, averages 12.1 points and 4.2 rebounds a game.


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