Jan 12, 2014; West Lafayette, IN, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers guard Deverell Biggs (1) drives as Purdue Boilermakers guard Bryson Scott (12) follows in the first half at Mackey Arena. Mandatory Credit: Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports

Deverell Biggs dismissed from Cornhuskers team


The Nebraska Cornhuskers have dismissed junior guard Deverell Biggs from the men’s basketball team. Biggs was the Cornuskers’ third-leading scorer on the team.

Nebraska coach Tim Miles made the announcement, but he did not give any indication as to why Biggs was dismissed from the team.

“We have consistently emphasized accountability for our student-athletes on the court, off the court and in the classroom,” said Miles. “Individual accountability affects the entire group.”

In 15 games this year, Biggs was averaging 9.9 points in just over 20 minutes per game. He did not play in Nebraska’s last game, an 82-78 victory over the Minnesota Gophers on Sunday. After the game, Miles was asked about Biggs.

“Deverell is not with us today for personal reasons,” Miles said. “That’s as far as I’m going to go with it today. I’ll be more willing to discuss it at a later date when Deverell, and I have a chance to discuss it.”

The Associated Press originally broke the story.

According to the report, Miles said he hopes Biggs remains at Nebraska through the spring semester and finds another school where he can play.

Biggs declined to comment.

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