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Arizona State Basketball: Ruslan Pateev Reprimanded, Suspended By Pac-12 For Part In Altercation

Arizona State's Ruslan Pateev has been reprimanded by the Pac-12 and suspended one game, per NCAA Basketball Playing Rules, for his part in an altercation on the court during ASU's Monday night loss against Southern Mississippi with Torye Pelham. The junior center will be forced to miss the Sun Devils' next game on Wednesday vs Fresno State. 

Pateev was ejected from Monday's game after being assessed a Flagrant 2 Technical Foul for fighting. If he receives another Flagrant 2 Tech this year, he'd be suspended for the remainder of the season. Per a Pac-12 press release, Commissioner Larry Scott said:

"All of our student-athletes must adhere to the Pac-12's policies on Sportsmanship and Standards of Conduct, which call for our student athletes to treat opponents with respect and create and ensure a collegiate atmosphere in which to conduct competition. In addition to not adhering to the Conference rules, Mr. Pateev's actions were a clear violation of the NCAA Playing Rules and he is being appropriately penalized by serving a one-game suspension."