Buffalo star forward Moss dropped by men's basketball team

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) University at Buffalo star forward and last season's Mid-American Conference player of the year Justin Moss has been dropped by the men's basketball team.

In a carefully worded announcement issued Monday, the school said Moss is not currently enrolled in classes or participating in university activities. The school declined to comment further by citing federal privacy laws protecting student records.

Moss had a breakout junior season in which he averaged 17.5 points and 9.2 rebounds, and led the Bobby Hurley-coached Bulls to their first NCAA Tournament appearance. Buffalo lost its opening game 68-62 to fifth-seeded West Virginia.

The loss of Moss is the latest blow to hit the Bulls this offseason. Hurley left Buffalo to coach at Arizona State and was followed by Bulls starting forward Shannon Evans.

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