Reggie Moore, the starting point guard on the Washington State men's basketball team, is expected to play tonight against visiting Oregon State despite being arrested Tuesday on a marijuana possession charge from December.
A WSU spokesperson said Moore’s playing status could change at any time.
“This is a team matter that we take very seriously,” coach Ken Bone said in a statement released late Wednesday by the WSU sports information department.
“We initially learned about this incident Dec. 12, and at this time we have dealt with and are still dealing with the issue. We will take further appropriate action if necessary.”
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Moore, a sophomore from Seattle, was arrested on a summons from the Whitman County prosecutor’s office. He was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and less than 40 grams of marijuana. Both charges are misdemeanors.
Moore has started all of WSU’s six games since Dec. 12. The former O’Dea and Rainier Beach standout who finished high school at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire is averaging 7.7 points, 3.6 assists and 1.0 steal per game.
Moore was a freshman All-American last season, when he averaged 12.7 points, 4.2 assists and 1.4 steals.
This season, he missed the first five games with a wrist fracture. Moore has played with a wrist brace all season, and Bone said Tuesday that Moore is not 100 percent healthy.
TOP 25 HIGHLIGHTS
At No. 1 Duke 85, UAB 64: Nolan Smith scored a career-high 33 points to lead the Blue Devils (14-0) past the Blazers (10-3).
Kyle Singler added 15 points and scored his 2,000th career point during an opening 26-4 run that removed drama early.
At No. 3 Kansas 99, UMKC 52: Freshman Josh Selby had 16 points to lead six Jayhawks (14-0) in double figures in a runaway victory over the Kangaroos (8-7).
Kansas scored the game’s first 15 points and extended the nation’s longest home winning streak to 68 games.
Tyshawn Taylor added 15 points for Kansas. Travis Releford and Elijah Johnson had 13 each for the Jayhawks.
Jay Couisnard and Bakari Lewis each scored 16 points for UMKC.
No. 15 BYU 89, at No. 25 UNLV 77: Jimmer Fredette scored 39 points to lead the Cougars (15-1 overall, 1-0 Mountain West ) to a conference-opening victory over the Runnin’ Rebels ( 12-3, 0-1).
At Tennessee 104, No. 21 Memphis 84: Tobias Harris scored 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Volunteers (10-4) to their third win over a ranked opponent this season.
It was the first true road game this season for a young Memphis squad, featuring seven freshmen, three of them starters. The Tigers dropped to 11-3.
TOP 25 WOMEN
At No. 2 Connecticut 81, Villanova 35: Tiffany Hayes scored 22 points and the Huskies (13-1, 3-0 Big East) rebounded from their first loss in 21/2 seasons with a resounding win over the Wildcats (7-7, 0-2).
Saint Louis coach Rick Majerus will miss three games because he has an infected leg after he was injured Saturday when he collided with players diving for a loose ball.
California coach Mike Montgomery said freshman guard Gary Franklin is transferring to another school. Franklin started 11 of Cal’s 13 games this season. He was fifth on the team in scoring with 8.2 points per game.
Reigning Pac-10 Player of the Year Nnemkadi Ogwumike is expected to play for the No. 4 Stanford women in their home game tonight against Arizona after being tested for concussion-like symptoms. A preseason All-America pick, the 6-foot-2 junior forward landed on her shoulder in the second half of Sunday’s 78-45 rout of rival California.
Howie Stallwick contributed to this report.