University of Cincinnati Bearcats basketball head coach John Brannen said Wednesday night on his radio show that grad transfer forward Rapolas Ivanauskas has opted out of the rest of the season, while junior forward Mamoudou Diarra - who cited health and safety concerns when he opted out earlier this month - has returned to the team.
More via Twitter from The Enquirer's Charlie Goldsmith:
The 6-foot-9 Diarra averaged 2.0 points and 1.7 rebounds in 7.7 minutes per game in the three games in which he appeared earlier this season.
The 6-foot-10 Ivanauskas averaged 6.3 points and 5.0 rebounds in 21.4 minutes per game in the seven games in which he appeared. His 31 defensive rebounds led the Bearcats through seven games.
UC fell to 2-5 this season with last week's loss to Central Florida. The Bearcats face Tulsa on Saturday.
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