MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A Memphis newspaper is reporting freshman Matt Simpkins "is no longer with the University of Memphis basketball team."
The reporter for the Commercial Appeal quoted Athletic Director R.C. Johnson as saying Memphis' coaches would have to fill in the details. Johnson refused to give any information surrounding Simpkins' departure from the team.
Simpkins averaged 5.8 minutes and 1.4 points per game for the Tigers.
Media directors and coaches from the University of Memphis were unavailable for comment Friday afternoon.
No. 14 Memphis was scheduled to fly to Spokane on Friday in time for Saturday's game at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena against No. 18 Gonzaga. ESPN is featuring the game as part of its Gameday broadcast schedule.