Kentucky's Makayla Epps (25) shoots while defended by Dayton's Javonna Layfield during the second half of a women's college basketball game in the second round of the NCAA tournament in Lexington, Ky., Sunday, March 22, 2015. Dayton won 99-94. (AP Photo/J
James Crisp
May 06, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky coach Matthew Mitchell has suspended star sophomore guard Makayla Epps after she was cited on alcohol-related charges in her hometown.

Epps, a first team all-Southeastern Conference selection last season after averaging 14.9 points and 4.6 rebounds, was cited last month by Lebanon, Kentucky, police for possession of alcohol by a minor and having an open alcohol container in a motor vehicle.

The Lebanon Enterprise reported that the 19-year-old faces a pretrial conference May 11 in Marion County District Court after pleading not guilty to the charges on April 27.

Mitchell did not specify what type of discipline Epps will face but said Wednesday that it will include at least a one-game suspension next season. The coach said she must train individually this summer and work on her decision-making.

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