Houston has suspended guard DeJon Jarreau for one game for biting a Cincinnati player on Saturday.

Jarreau was ejected from the 21st-ranked Cougars' 64-62 loss after drawing a flagrant 2 foul. During a fight for a loose ball with 6:16 remaining, video replays showed him biting Bearcats forward Mamoudou Diarra on the leg.

Cougars coach Kelvin Sampson initially denied in his postgame interview that the bite happened, but he said Sunday he became convinced after watching more footage of the incident.

"After further reviews from multiple angles, it can clearly be seen that DeJon Jarreau bit Mamoudou Diarra," Sampson said.

Jarreau, a 6-foot-5 junior, has started 13 of his 22 games and is averaging 9.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game.

Jarreau will serve his suspension Thursday when Houston (17-5, 7-2 American Athletic Conference) hosts Tulane (10-11, 2-7).

Sampson said he apologized to Cincinnati coach John Brannen.

"I reached out to Cincinnati head coach John Brannen this morning and apologized on behalf of our basketball team," Sampson said. "Our program is built on discipline, and behavior like that will not be tolerated. With that in mind, I have chosen to suspend DeJon for Thursday's game against Tulane. I am confident DeJon will learn from this incident and the consequences of his actions."

--Field Level Media

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