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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - Taran Buie and Jamal Coombs-McDaniel, who both sat out last season as transfers, have been suspended by Hofstra head basketball coach Mo Cassara for violating team rules.

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The suspensions, which are for two preseason events and two regular-season games, were announced Wednesday.

Buie, who transferred after playing 11 games and averaging 5.4 points for Penn State, is a 6-foot-2 sophomore guard from Albany.

Coombs-McDaniel played two seasons at Connecticut and was a member of the 2011 national championship team. The 6-7 junior forward from Dorchester, Mass., averaged 4.5 points and 2.0 rebounds at Connecticut.

They will miss regular-season road games against Monmouth and Purdue.

Hofstra cited student privacy laws in providing no further information.

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