UCLA's Adams, Anderson handed one-game suspensions

The Associated PressFebruary 28, 2014
UCLA's Adams, Anderson handed one-game suspensions
UCLA guard Kyle Anderson (5) passes under the basket as Stanford forward Dwight Powell, center, and forward Josh Huestis (24) defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- UCLA standouts Jordan Adams and Kyle Anderson were suspended for Thursday night's game against Oregon for a violation of team rules, first-year coach Steve Alford announced.

Adams is averaging a team-leading 17.2 points along with 5.6 rebounds and a Pac-12-leading 2.9 steals per game, while Anderson is averaging 14.9 points, 8.6 rebounds and 6.9 assists. He is the only player among Division I schools averaging more than 14 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Both players are sophomore guards.

The Bruins (21-6, 10-4 Pac-12) entered the game in second place in conference action behind No. 4 Arizona (26-2, 13-2). Adams and Anderson are expected to return to action Sunday night when UCLA entertains Oregon State in its final home game of the season.

Oregon (18-8, 6-8) won its first 13 games of the season before losing eight of 10 and winning three in a row. The Ducks' last three losses were each by two points including a 70-68 setback to UCLA in Eugene last month.