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SIU men's basketball starting center suspended

Bola Olaniyan (Source: SIU) Bola Olaniyan (Source: SIU)
CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) -

Southern Illinois University men's basketball coach Barry Hinson announced Wednesday that starting center Bola Olaniyan has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules.

The 6-foot-7 junior will not travel with the team to Texas where SIU will play Friday and Saturday in the Corpus Christi Coastal Challenge.

The Salikis won against Oakland Tuesday night. The team is 5-0 and off to its best start since 2003.

Olaniyan has started all five games and is averaging 7.4 points and a team-high 8.4 rebounds. 

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