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Maryland basketball: Diamond Stone, Terrapins center, suspended for one game

By The Sports Xchange   |   Feb. 15, 2016 at 8:17 PM
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Maryland basketball freshman center Diamond Stone has been suspended for one game due to his behavior during Saturday's 70-57 loss to Wisconsin.

Terrapins coach Mark Turgeon made the decision on Monday and also apologized to Badgers coach Greg Gard and Wisconsin forward Vitto Brown. The Big Ten office also reprimanded Stone for "violating the Big Ten Sportsmanship Policy."

Stone and Brown were battling during Saturday's contest and fell to the floor underneath the basket. As they got untangled, Stone pushed Brown's face into the court and was called for a flagrant foul.

Stone will sit out Thursday's game against Minnesota.

Turgeon termed Stone's conduct as "a poor representation of the standards" at Maryland.

"I have talked with Diamond and he realizes he made a mistake," Turgeon said in a statement. "He felt very badly about what happened and will learn from this experience."

Stone, who averages 12.8 points and 5.4 rebounds, also apologized to Brown in a statement.

"I regret that I let the emotions of the game get the best of me," Stone said. "I let my team down and I accept full responsibility for my actions."

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