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Virginia suspends Nigel Johnson three games

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - DECEMBER 16: head coach Tony Bennett of the Virginia Cavaliers reacts to a play in the first half during a game against the Davidson Wildcats at John Paul Jones Arena on December 16, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images)

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Virginia senior guard Nigel Johnson has been suspended for three games, according to a release from the school.

The 6-foot-1 Johnson is one of only three seniors on a young Cavaliers team that is currently fighting for an ACC title and a potential No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. Johnson was suspended for a violation of team rules.

A key rotation member at guard, Johnson is averaging 5.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game as his suspension started with Virginia’s ACC home game against Louisville on Wednesday. The Cavaliers play two games on the road after as they travel to Syracuse and Florida State.

Johnson’s loss isn’t huge for Virginia but the team is also dealing with a banged up De’Andre Hunter. If the Cavaliers can survive this stretch with a thinner rotation then they don’t have another ranked team on the schedule until the postseason.