Matt Jones has been the online sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette since 2010. He is also a feature writer for Hawgs Illustrated magazine and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in journalism.
Suspension lifted for Harris, Qualls
Arkansas coach Mike Anderson and Arkansas forward Alandise Harris talk on the sidelines after Arkansas turned the ball over late in the overtime period of a game against Florida at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE A pair of Arkansas players have been reinstated following a suspension over the weekend.
Guard Michael Qualls and forward Alandise Harris will practice Monday, Razorbacks coach Mike Anderson said. Both had been suspended indefinitely and did not play in Arkansas' 88-74 loss at LSU on Saturday.
"We have our team back," Anderson said. "…They had some things they had to get done, some conditions they had to meet. At this point they satisfied that. They are ready to move forward."
Anderson had suspended the pair for "conduct detrimental to the team" prior to the LSU trip. Qualls (11.7 points per game) and Harris (9.1 points per game) have accounted for just less than one-quarter of the Razorbacks' points this season.
Arkansas (13-8, 2-6 SEC) will host Alabama (9-12, 3-5) on Wednesday at Bud Walton Arena.