Two cited for shoplifting sit out for OU

Updated: February 9, 2010, 10:26 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NORMAN, Okla. -- The two Oklahoma freshmen who were cited for petty larceny over the weekend have been suspended from the basketball team.

Guard Stephen Pledger and forward Andrew Fitzgerald were not in uniform for the Sooners' game against Texas Tech on Tuesday night. Both were on the bench for the Big 12 game.

The duration of their suspensions was not immediately clear.

The two were ticketed Saturday night by a Dillard's security guard who allegedly spotted them tucking shirts into a blue, plastic bag. The Sooners had beaten now-No. 14 Texas earlier in the day.

Pledger is averaging 6.5 points as Oklahoma's top reserve this season. Fitzgerald is averaging 3.7 points and had started five of the last 10 games.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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