Novak to Miss Purdue Game Due to One-Game Suspension

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan men's basketball head coach John Beilein has suspended freshman Zack Novak(Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton HS) for one game following his flagrant foul and subsequent ejection from U-M's game at Ohio State on Wednesday (Jan. 28).

"We are taking swift and appropriate action with Zack for this isolated and very uncharacteristic incident," said Beilein. "He is a fine young man, and while his actions were unacceptable he understands the severity of them and is apologetic and regretful for his behavior. I am confident Zack will learn a valuable lesson from this imposed discipline and the consequences of his actions."

Novak's suspension will be effective immediately; he will not be available for Saturday's (Jan. 31) road game at Purdue (No. 16 AP, No. 17 ESPN/USA Today).

Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423

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