Minneapolis — Minnesota suspended leading scorer and Detroit Country Day product Destiny Pitts before the Gophers’ Big Ten game at Illinois on Sunday, a 74-71 loss.
The Gophers said Pitts was suspended for “conduct unbecoming a member of the team.” Minnesota also said Taiye Bello and Kehinde Bello would not play against the Illini.
Pitts is a Detroit Country Day product. The Bello sisters played at Southfield-Lathrup.
Pitts led Minnesota with 16.3 points per game. Taiye Bello was Minnesota’s leading rebounder at 9.9 per game. Both played in all 15 games until Sunday, with Kehinde Bello coming off the bench in 14 games.
Illinois (10-6, 1-4 Big Ten) handed Minnesota (11-5, 1-4) its fourth consecutive Big Ten loss.