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Maryland basketball suspends Diamond Stone 1 game for flagrant foul on Wisconsin's Vitto Brown

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The Terps suspend their center for Thursday's game at Minnesota.

The Maryland basketball program has suspended center Diamond Stone from its game against Minnesota on Thursday, after Stone pushed Wisconsin forward Vitto Brown's head into the ground during the Terps' game on Saturday.

The Big Ten also slapped Stone with a "public reprimand" and said it considered the matter closed.

"I want to apologize to Vitto Brown and the Wisconsin basketball team for my unacceptable behavior during Saturday's game," Stone said in a Maryland release. "I regret that I let the emotions of the game get the best of me. I let my team down and I accept full responsibility for my actions."

Maryland coach Mark Turgeon spoke with Stone after Saturday's game.

"Diamond's conduct during Saturday's game was a poor representation of the standards that we have established as a program at the University of Maryland," Turgeon said in the same release. "I have talked with Diamond and he realizes he made a mistake. He felt very badly about what happened and will learn from this experience. I want to sincerely apologize to Vitto Brown and Greg Gard for what transpired Saturday."

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Wisconsin players didn't have much to say about the foul after the game, and Brown even said he didn't feel it. Gard, the Badgers' head coach, took no issue at the time with officials' designation of the play as a flagrant one foul, which is less severe than an ejectable flagrant two violation.

With Stone out of the lineup, Damonte Dodd or Michal Cekovsky will likely start for the Terps against the Gophers. Stone will be eligible to return on Sunday against Michigan.