Tuesday , Mar , 15 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Barea suspended for Wednesday’s NIT game

Boston, MA (Sports Network) – Northeastern University announced Tuesday that
starting point guard Jose Juan Barea has been suspended for Wednesday’s first-
round NIT game against Memphis because of his behavior during this past
Saturday’s contest versus Vermont.

Barea used unnecessary roughness while battling for a loose ball during the
championship game of the America East Conference Tournament. The Catamounts
defeated the Huskies, 80-57, and earned their third straight trip to the NCAA

The junior guard has started all 30 games this season for Northeastern (21-9)
and leads the team in scoring (22.2 ppg). He has also averaged 7.2 assists per