COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina coach Frank Martin has suspended five Gamecock reserve players for what he called a "conduct issue."
The school announced the suspensions Tuesday night, about 90 minutes before the Gamecocks (24-8) started NIT play at home against High Point.
Stroman and Silva had seen the most action of the suspended players. Stroman, a sophomore point guard, averaged 14.8 minutes a game this season.
Silva, a 6-foot-9 freshman, started six games in the middle of the season until eventually falling behind senior forward Laimonas Chatkevicius. Silva averaged 13.3 minutes a contest.
While the five reserves will miss the game, senior forward Michael Carrera will be available after missing the last two games with a right-hip injury.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.