New Mexico head coach Yvonne Sanchez, right, talks to official Melissa Barlow during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stanford, Calif., Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. Stanford won 75-41. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Jeff Chiu
November 06, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) The captain of the University of New Mexico women's basketball team has been suspended from the team indefinitely after being arrested and accused of assaulting her boyfriend.

According to a criminal complaint, 22-year-old Ebony Walker threw a knife at her boyfriend after they argued at her apartment Tuesday night.

Albuquerque police say she was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault on a household member and domestic violence.

A neighbor told officers she saw Walker chase her boyfriend through the apartment complex's parking lot and throw a knife which didn't hit him.

Lobos coach Yvonne Sanchez announced Walker's suspension Thursday and says she will at least sit out Sunday's exhibition game at home against Eastern New Mexico.

Walker is a 6-foot-2 center from Albuquerque who is a redshirt senior.

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