Texas A&M indefinitely suspends Courtney Williams, Shlonte Allen

Texas A&M indefinitely suspended second-leading scorer Courtney Williams and backup guard Shlonte Allen prior to the team's opening round NCAA tournament game on Saturday.

The school said the suspensions were for a violation of undisclosed team rules and that the players are eligible to practice with the team while suspended.

Texas A&M, seeded No. 4 in the Dallas regional, beat 13th-seeded Missouri State 74-65 at College Station, Texas. With Saturday's win, the Aggies advance to face No. 5 Florida State in the second round.

Williams, a 6-foot-1 senior forward/guard, was named an honorable mention all-SEC pick by The Associated Press. She is averaging 12.5 points in 27 games (25 starts). She is also fourth on the team in rebounds, averaging 4.8 per game.

Allen, who is a 5-8 junior, appeared in 19 games (one start), averaging 2.2 points.