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Hurricanes suspend Ja'Quan Newton for final 3 games of regular season

Miami Hurricanes guard Ja'Quan Newton has been suspended for the final three games of the regular season for a violation of team rules, the school announced Saturday.

The 6-foot-2 Newton, one of the nation's top options off the bench as a sixth man, is averaging 10.9 points per game for the No. 12 Hurricanes (22-5, 11-4), who are tied for second in the ACC -- one game behind North Carolina.

Newton will miss Saturday's game against Louisville as well as contests against Notre Dame and Virginia Tech.

He had 15 points, five assists and five rebounds in a win over Duke on Jan. 25.