Akron's Quincy Diggs suspended for 2012-13 basketball season

David Banks-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Zips will miss the play from Diggs on the court.

The University of Akron men's basketball team suspended senior forward Quincy Diggs for the upcoming season due to a violation of the University's student conduct code.

The suspension for the academic year is effective immediately and will end after the 2013 spring semester. That's too late for the MAC Sixth Man of the Year to help out the Zips contend for a title in the MAC and a run to the NCAA tournament.

Diggs started a few games for Akron last season but was utilized quite well as an energy boost off the bench. SB Nation's MAC blog, Hustle Belt describes the impact Akron will miss from Diggs on the court this season.

Diggs would've been a senior this year. He was an absolute energy machine off the bench, doing a little bit of everything: he averaged over eight points, three rebounds, two assists, and two steals per game in about 25 minutes of action. He began the year with a splash, scoring 19 points in a season opening upset of Mississippi State, then in their final game, a loss to Northwestern in the NIT, by scoring 18 more.

The Zips remain a contender in the MAC East Division where they will battle a strong returning team at Ohio University.

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