Texas' Kerwin Roach Suspended Indefinitely for Violation of Team Rules

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AUSTIN, TEXAS - JANUARY 29: Kerwin Roach II #12 of the Texas Longhorns shoots a free throw against the Kansas Jayhawks at The Frank Erwin Center on January 29, 2019 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images)
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The Texas Longhorns will be without senior guard Kerwin Roach for their game against Oklahoma on Saturday after the school announced that the senior guard has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules, per Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports.

Chip Brown of 247Sports first reported Roach's suspension on Thursday.

Including Oklahoma on Saturday, the Longhorns have five games remaining in the regular season before the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship begins on March 13.

Brown noted there is no timetable for Roach's return, which is a tough blow for 15-11 Texas as Roach leads the Longhorns with 15 points per game this season.

This isn't the first time this season that Roach has been suspended for violating undisclosed team rules.

The 6'4" guard's senior season began with him on the bench for the Longhorns' Nov. 6 opener against Eastern Illinois. While the nature of what Roach did was never publicly revealed, he did take to Twitter at the time to address his friends, family and Longhorn fans.

In the note, Roach stated that he accepted "full responsibility and accountability" while also pointing out "it is my senior year and this is not how I planned on setting an example for my team."

Along with his 15.0 points per game, Roach is averaging 4.5 rebounds per game and 3.1 assists per game.

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