COLLEGE PARK--Sophomore forward Charles Mitchell did not return to the floor with his Terrapin teammates when Maryland emerged from the tunnel for the second half on Tuesday against Virginia Tech at Comcast Center.
After scoring four points and grabbing two rebounds in the first half, both he and special assistant Juan Dixon were not on the bench to begin the final 20 minutes.
“Im not going to get into details, but it was just something that just had to have some discipline involved,” head coach Mark Turgeon said after the game. “I asked him to go to the locker room.”
Mitchell returned to the bench along with Dixon part of the way through the second half. He participated in the team huddle during timeouts and wore his warmup top while sitting at the end of the bench.
Maryland’s next game, its regular-season finale, is Sunday at noon against No. 5 Virginia at Comcast Center. As of now, his status for that game is undetermined.
“I just met with Charles,” Turgeon said. “You know, we’re going to sleep on it and we’re going to talk tomorrow. Charles and I will handle it. We don’t know yet.”