Purdue suspends G Kelsey Barlow

Updated: March 15, 2011, 8:15 PM ET
Associated Press

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue sophomore guard Kelsey Barlow has been suspended for the remainder of the season for conduct detrimental to the team.

The school made the announcement on Tuesday.

It's a blow for a team that had lost two straight heading into the NCAA tournament. Purdue, the No. 3 seed in the Southwest Region, will face No. 14 seed Saint Peter's on Friday in second-round action.

Purdue coach Matt Painter has called Barlow one of the best perimeter defenders in the Big Ten conference. Painter said the situation was disappointing, but the team would move forward.

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