Wednesday , Mar , 17 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

DePaul’s Seals suspended for first round of Tournament

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – DePaul University guard LeVar Seals was
suspended for the Blue Demons’ first-round tournament game against Dayton on
Thursday afternoon.

Seals was ejected last Saturday after he threw a punch in the Conference USA
championship game. Seals connected in the groin area of Cincinnati’s Tony
Bobbitt and was immediately thrown out.

The junior claimed the blow was unintentional, but referees called it a fight
and NCAA rules state there is an automatic one-game suspension if a player is
called for a flagrant personal foul for fighting.

Seals averaged only 3.8 points and 1.7 rebounds in nearly 17 minutes per game
this season for DePaul. The Blue Demons finished the season 21-9 and were the
top-overall seed in last week’s conference tournament.

DePaul is seeded seventh in the Phoenix region, while Dayton is the 10 seed.