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Miami's Durand Scott declared ineligible

ATLANTA -- Miami will be without its leading scorer against Florida State in the second round of the ACC tournament.

The school announced Friday that junior guard Durand Scott was ruled ineligible for receiving impermissible benefits.

Here's the statement from Miami:

The University of Miami has declared men's basketball student-athlete Durand Scott ineligible for receiving impermissible benefits and is immediately seeking his reinstatement from the NCAA.

Scott was averaging 12.9 points per game and scored 11 points on 4-of-4 shooting in the Hurricanes' 54-36 victory over Georgia Tech in Thursday's first-round game. He also grabbed seven rebounds and two steals.