NCAA Men's Basketball

Oklahoma F Doolittle suspended for fall semester

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(TSX / STATS) -- Oklahoma sophomore forward Kristian Doolittle has been suspended from the university for the fall semester, the school announced.

Doolittle started 25 games during his freshman season, averaging 9.1 points and 6.2 rebounds for the Sooners.

"I didn't meet the academic standards and I apologize to my teammates, coaches, fans and the university," Doolittle said in a statement Wednesday. "I take full responsibility for my actions and will use this time away from the team to learn from my mistakes. I am committed to bettering myself throughout this process and look forward to earning a chance to compete with my teammates after the fall semester."

Doolittle is eligible to rejoin the team after the fall semester. The final day of fall semester exams is Dec. 15, which is before conference play begins.

Updated August 24, 2017