Feb. 17, 2009

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - Kansas State suspended leading scorer Denis Clemente for Tuesday night's game against North Carolina Central for his rough play against Kansas last weekend.

Clemente, a junior point guard from Puerto Rico, drew a technical foul for elbowing Kansas' Brady Morningstar in the second half of the Jayhawks' 85-74 win Saturday. He later slapped Tyrel Reed in the back of the head after fighting for a rebound, but the officials did not see it.

Kansas State coach Frank Martin suspended Clemente after consulting with the Big 12 office, which approved the decision.

Clemente is averaging 14.8 points and is second on the team in assists.