AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Senior Guard Kerwin Roach, the Longhorns' top scorer, was suspended for violating team rules, Horns247.com told two sources close to the situation.
Roach, who averages 15 points per game for the Longhorns, will miss the Texas game in Oklahoma on Saturday, and there is no schedule for his return, sources said.
Texas has won three of its last four games and is currently 15-11 and 7-6 in Big 12, with five regular season games: Oklahoma, Baylor, home against Iowa State, Texas Tech and home against TCU – as the Longhorns attempt to participate in the NCAA Tournament for the third time in four years of training at Shaka Smart in Austin.
Roach began his senior season in suspension, missing two preseason games as well as the opening match of the Longhorns against East Illinois after an undisclosed violation of the rules. ;team. Roach issued a social media release at the time (October 27, 2018) in which he stated:
"I want to accept full responsibility for my actions, I was wrong and I wanted to learn from it, it's my last year and it's not like that that I I was planning to give the example to my team.I am a work in progress and every day I am working hard to improve myself, as well as those around me.I want to enjoy this time to m & # 39; apologize to my teammates for not being able to help with these upcoming games. "
– Kerwin Roach II (@KLR_doce) October 27, 2018
Roach was also suspended for an exhibition match against Angelo State and for the first part of the season against Incarnate Word at the start of his second season in November 2016 for an undisclosed violation of the team's rules.
Two sources told Horns247.com that Roach's last violation of the rules is related to violations of previous rules by the highest guard.
After being suspended for the opening match this season, Roach started the next 23 games, leading the team by scoring (15.0 points per game) while placing second for the assistants ( 3.1 per game), flies (31), in minutes per game (31.2) and is third in rebounding (4.5 per game).
Roach scored the team's highest total with 16 points (6-11 FG, 3-4 FT) in 34 minutes during UT's win last Saturday against Oklahoma State. Roach averaged 23.5 points, 6 assists, 3.5 steals and 4.0 rebounds in 33.5 minutes per game in a win over North Carolina and a loss to Michigan State at Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational in November, including a team record of 32 points against the Tar Talons.
Roach had 15 points, four rebounds and three assists in 36 minutes in Texas' no win. 11 Kansas on the 29th of January. Roach played in 121 career games (with 85 starts) in four seasons in Texas, scoring at least 20 points 10 times and reaching double digits 67 times in his career at UT.