CBK Roundup: Kansas suspends Tharpe for season opener

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Kansas will begin the season without junior point guard Naadir Tharpe.

Coach Bill Self suspended Tharpe, projected as a starter, for the Jayhawks' regular-season opener on Nov. 8 against Louisiana-Monroe because he played in an unauthorized summer league game in Chicago.

According to NCAA regulations, college players are only allowed to participate in pro-am summer games in their college city or hometown.

Tharpe split time at the point last season with Elijah Johnson, averaging 5.5 points and 3.1 assists.

While Tharpe will be able to play in Kansas' Nov. 5 exhibition game against Fort Hays State, freshman Frank Mason will start at the point in his place. Mason also will start the regular-season opener against Louisiana-Monroe.

Tharpe's first regular-season game will be against Duke on Nov. 12.

---Maryland point guard Seth Allen fractured the fifth metatarsal in his left foot and will be out for eight to 10 weeks.

Allen suffered the injury in Tuesday's practice. The sophomore is projected as a starter this season for the Terrapins.

"We are devastated for Seth," Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said.

Allen averaged 7.8 points per game as a freshman.

Maryland opens its 2013-14 season on Nov. 8 against Connecticut.
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