Massachusetts suspended two starters for a game Saturday against the Dayton Flyers at UD Arena.
Junior center Rashaan Holloway and senior guard C.J. Anderson will not play in the noon game, according to a report by the Daily Hampshire Gazette. Holloway averages 9.9 points and 4.9 rebounds. Anderson averages 8.6 points and 5.8 assists.
UMass coach Matt McCall told the Daily Hampshire Gazette the suspensions were for "failing to live up to team standards,” and were not related to any legal problems. UMass will have six scholarship players available, including their two leading scorers, Luwane Pipkins (17.9 points per game) and Carl Pierre (10.2).
The Minutemen (7-8, 0-2) were one of two teams to lose their first A-10 games. Dayton (7-7, 1-1) was one of 10 teams to split the first two games.