HARRISONBURG, Va. — James Madison men’s basketball Coach Matt Brady has suspended scoring and rebounding leader Rayshawn Goins for the first half of the Dukes’ NCAA tournament game after Goins was arrested over the weekend.
The school said the suspension for the play-in game against LIU Brooklyn on Wednesday night in Dayton, Ohio, is in accordance with university policy.
Harrisonburg police said Goins was arrested Sunday on charges of disorderly conduct and obstructing justice. Police said they were called to break up a party early Sunday morning and Goins was shouting obscenities at them and “enticing the crowd” before leaving with acquaintances.
Police said they did not arrest him immediately for fear the crowd would “turn riotous.”
Goins averages 12.7 points and 7.4 rebounds.
James Madison, which won the Colonial Athletic Association tournament title, is making its first NCAA tournament appearance since 1994.