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SWAC rescinds suspensions to Coleman, Purnell

Information provided by Southern U. Athletic Media Relations

Baton Rouge-Southern University officials have been notified by the Southwestern Athletic Conference of the immediate reinstatement of two players who were initially suspended for suspected involvement in Saturday's on-court altercation at Texas Southern.

In communication provided to Southern athletics, The SWAC office rescinded the suspensions of senior guard Kendra Coleman and sophomore forward Cortnei Purnell "in light of additional video review by the Conference office."

Both Coleman and Purnell are eligible to play in Southern's tournament game and will not have to serve a one game suspension.

Southern has also been elevated to the No. 1 seed as a result of Texas Southern's decision to withdraw from the 2015 SWAC Tournament at the Toyota Center in Houston. The Jaguars will face No. 8 seed Mississippi Valley State in the tournament quarterfinal round Wednesday night at 6 p.m.

The game will stream live on the SWAC Digital Network at SWAC.org. For more details on the 2015 SWAC Tournament, log on to SWACHoops.org.

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