UofL BASKETBALL | Mathiang and Adel Apologize To Fans

02/10/2017 06:20 PM

After breaking Rick Pitino’s curfew for the team between the 2-day turn around between the Boston College and Virginia games, Mangok Mathiang and Deng Adel were suspended for the UVA game. Dan Dakich reported that they missed curfew by four hours.

Not only were they suspended, the two did not even travel with the team to Virginia.

Mathiang was stripped of his “captain” title and given to sophomore Donovan Mitchell instead.

In their absence, Virginia dominated the Cardinals, 71-55.

Ahead of Pitino’s press conference previewing the game against Miami, the two players held their own press conference to address the mistake and apologize to fans.

You can listen here:

Lyndsey Gough

Lyndsey is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News. You can catch Lyndsey’s work on Sports Night, the only nightly show dedicated to covering everything from high school to college sports in Kentucky. She loves covering all sports but it’s the personal stories that really stand out to Lyndsey, like the story of a community coming together to remember high school track start Trinity Gay who was killed. Lyndsey came to Spectrum News from WBKO in Bowling Green where she was an Anchor, Reporter and Producer covering news and sports. She’s a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of UK. Sports Night airs at 6:30 and 10:30 weeknights on Spectrum News. If you have a story idea for Lyndsey email her at Lyndsey.gough@charter.com.


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