UConn lifts suspension of senior center

Connecticut's Tyler Olander, right, scores over Cincinnati's Justin Jackson during the second half of Connecticut's 73-66 overtime victory in an NCAA college basketball game in Hartford, Conn., Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut center Tyler Olander has been reinstated to the men's basketball team a little more than a week after drunken driving charges against him were dropped.

The 6-foot-10 forward practiced with the Huskies on Thursday afternoon.

Olander was pulled over while driving a friend's car just after 11 p.m. on Sept. 7. A motorist reported he was making ''several jerky steering maneuvers'' near the UConn campus in Storrs.

An officer on the scene arrested Olander after he failed a field sobriety test, but two breath tests showed he was not drunk.

Olander pleaded guilty to driving without a license and was fined $75 as part of a plea deal.

Coach Kevin Ollie says Olander has demonstrated an added level of responsibility and maturity since being suspended, and has done well in the classroom.