Police have a men's Badger basketball player in custody on tentative battery charges.
Maurie "Boo" Wade, 19, of Milwaukee, is a guard and considered to be a key player on the team. The university said Wednesday afternoon Wade is suspended from the team for violating the Wisconsin Student-Athlete Discipline Policy.
University officials said Wade will need to decide if he wishes to appeal the suspension. If Wade does not pursue an appeal, the suspension from competition and games will continue until any charges have been addressed by the legal system, officials said.
The 6-foot-3, 185-pound sophomore is an arts major. In high school, he led Milwaukee Vincent to a 23-1 record and was second-team all-state selection by the Associated Press.
The Badgers will face the Gophers tonight with out Wade. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. at the Kohl Center.