Wow. I obviously have not been in the loop today if I missed this:
According to rumors (though I believe WNDU has reported it as well), at 1:30 this morning, ND point guard Kyle McAlarney was stopped by police and found to be in possession of marijuana.
"Possession, use or misuse of any controlled substance, including, but not limited to, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, amphetamines and depressants, is a serious violation. Students who possess, use or misuse such substances shall be subject to disciplinary suspension or permanent dismissal. Providing for others, by sale or otherwise, marijuana or any other controlled substance, is a serious violation which shall result in disciplinary suspension or permanent dismissal. Possession of drug paraphernalia is a serious violation of University policy."
Here we go, finally got a credible link: http://www.fox28.com/News/index.php?ID=10728
Regardless of his University punishment, I would believe that we have seen the last of K-Mac for the year, if not forever.
What does that mean for the team? First of all, I would guess that Tory Jackson will take over the majority of playing time, if not the starting job altogether. Obviously the rest of the rotation including Ryan Ayers will get more minutes as well. Thankfully T-Jack has gotten an opportunity to play a lot already. Taking over the point especially in cimcumstances like this is stressful enough. However, Tory wanted to come in and play right away. Here's your chance, rook.
I'm brainstorming as I write, so bear with me:
The backup situation gets much more interesting. Hillesland, Ayers, and even Peoples could possibly handle the position, but I would guess that Brey will keep Carter or Falls in the game when Jackson needs a breather.