Auburn guard KT Harrell, left, and Auburn forward Cinmeon Bowers (5) celebrate after an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinal round of the Southeastern Conference tournament, Friday, March 13, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. Auburn won in overtime 73
Steve Helber
March 14, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Auburn Tigers have suspended starting forward Cinmeon Bowers for their Southeastern Conference Tournament semifinal against No. 1 Kentucky.

Coach Bruce Pearl announced the suspension Saturday after Bowers had been listed as a starter. Bowers had been averaging 12.1 points and 9.6 rebounds.

Auburn said in a statement that Pearl had been made aware of a potential rules violation after Auburn beat LSU 73-70 in overtime Friday in the quarterfinals.

Auburn and basketball officials say they will not comment further while they gather information. He started 34 games for Auburn (15-19).

Auburn already is without forward Jordon Granger, suspended for punching LSU forward Jordan Mickey on Friday. He had started 33 games for the Tigers.

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