Fab Melo misses Syracuse road trip

Updated: January 21, 2012, 4:39 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Syracuse sophomore Fab Melo did not travel with the top-ranked team on its current road trip, and junior Mookie Jones has left the school for personal reasons, the school announced Saturday.

Melo is being held out due to an unresolved academic issue from the first semester, according to a source.

This weekend's games against Notre Dame and Cincinnati are the first games of Syracuse's semester, which started Tuesday.

The Orange play the Fighting Irish at 6 p.m. ET Saturday.

Melo played against Pitt Monday, before the second semester began. Melo set a career-high with 10 rebounds. He also had 10 points.

According to the source, the school is hoping the matter can be cleared up next week. The Orange host West Virginia Jan. 28.

The university did not give further details, citing school policy and federal student privacy laws.

Andy Katz is a senior college basketball writer for ESPN.com.

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