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Mangok Mathiang, Deng Adel suspended for Louisville’s game against Virginia

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A tall task for Louisville in Charlottesville just got even taller.

Rick Pitino announced Monday morning that both Deng Adel and Mangok Mathiang will miss Monday night’s game against Virginia due to a curfew violation over the weekend.

"After we returned to Louisville, I boarded the team bus and told them how proud I was of them, but the most important thing now is to get their rest as we had an early morning practice and had to travel," Pitino said in a statement. "For some reason, Mangok and Deng chose to break curfew and were out very late. This is an extremely big game for our basketball team, and it would be an understatement to say that I am extremely disappointed in both young men. That being said, we will move forward and put forth a great effort with a depleted team."

Pitino added that Mathiang has been stripped of his captaincy, and that sophomore guard Donovan Mitchell was now the team’s second captain along with junior point guard Quentin Snider. Neither Adel nor Mathiang traveled with the team to Charlottesville on Sunday.

Sooo, just a road game against a team that has our number without four of our best player. No bigs.