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Senior power forward Dwight McCombs suspended for season

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Published: Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Updated: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 15:01

Dwight McCombs

Jonathan Virgilio/Central Florida Future

Wednesday, it was the UCF Knights frontcourt's turn to take a hit, as senior power forward Dwight McCombs was announced to be suspended for the rest of the season.

The reason given for the suspension was violation of university policy, and per university policy anymore details cannot be given.

Saturday the backcourt had taken a hit, when senior guard Jeff Jordan left the program due to personal reasons.

In the release, head coach Donnie Jones wished the Chicago-native well.

"Dwight has been a valuable member of our program and we wish him best of luck in the future," Jones said. "We appreciate Dwight's contributions these past two years and he will continue to have our support."

McCombs averaged 2.5 points and 2.5 rebounds while playing 12.5 minutes per game this season. Between McCombs and starting power forward Josh Crittle, UCF was able to utilize two big bodies down low, an ability that proved valuable against smaller opponents.While McCombs' minutes had gone down as of late, he will still be tough to replace as force in the paint.

The news of McCombs' leaving is just the latest in a season plagued with suspensions and now two departures.

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