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ASU basketball suspends Keala King, Chris Colvin, Kyle Cain for games against USC, UCLA
Arizona State will be without three key players for tonight's road contest at USC.
Starters Keala King and Kyle Cain, along with reserve guard Chris Colvin, have been suspended for "unacceptable conduct" and did not make the trip to Los Angeles. Their status will be revisited next week, which means they also will miss Saturday's contest against UCLA.
Their suspensions leave ASU (4-9) with just six scholarship players.
King averages a team-high 13.7 points, along with 4.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. Cain averages 8.5 points and 6.5 rebounds.
Colvin, who has started five times, averages 5.4 points and 3 assists.
For Colvin, this is his second suspension in less than a month. He missed ASU's win over North Dakota State on Dec. 10 for what coach Herb Sendek called "conduct detrimental to any team."
King admittedly butted heads with Sendek last season, mostly over his attitude. His production has improved with more minutes this season, but his body language hasn't always been the best.
Their absences leaves ASU, averaging 16.5 turnovers a game, in a bind at the point.
Junior guard Trent Lockett has filled in at the point at times this season and could be an option. Walk-on freshman Max Heller is also a possibility, but Heller has played in just five games.
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