Just when the BYU Cougars had played themselves right into that top line of college basketball seeding, this happens. One of Jimmer Fredette’s top running mates, forward Brandon Davies, is suspended for the rest of the season due to a violation of the school’s honor code.
This is a huge blow to their Final Four hopes.
According to ESPN.com’s Andy Katz
Davies was a vital member of BYU’s frontcourt and was instrumental in helping contain San Diego State’s forwards during the Cougars’ 80-67 victory at a sold-out Viejas Arena Saturday. Davies, who started 26 of 29 games for the Cougars, averaged 11.1 points and 6.2 rebounds.
BYU has had a strict policy of enforcing the honor code. This past football season, running back Harvey Unga was suspended for a violation of the honor code. The BYU honor code statement, from the BYU undergraduate handbook, consists of:
• Be honest
• Live a chaste and virtuous life
• Obey the law and all campus policies
• Use clean language
• Respect others
• Abstain from alcoholic beverages, tobacco, tea, coffee and substance abuse
• Participate regularly in church services
• Observe the Dress and Grooming Standards
• Encourage others in their commitment to comply with the Honor Code