University of Massachusetts center Cady Lalanne was reinstated to the team Friday by athletic director John McCutcheon after being suspended for 12 days following his arrest at an on-campus event.
Lalanne, who had started all six games prior to his suspension, missed two contests -- both wins -- before returning for Saturday’s 78-73 overtime win over Elon.
The 6-foot-9, 250-pound sophomore had six points and six rebounds in 12 minutes off the bench against the Phoenix. He’s averaging 5.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game in 2012-13.
Lalanne was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, assault and battery on a police officer and resisting a police officer making a lawful arrest on Dec. 1.
According to the university, the case is still pending but until it is resolved Lalanne will be eligible to practice and play with the Minutemen.