Tennessee men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl has suspended senior guard Josh Tabb indefinitely.
“Josh has been in the program long enough that he knows he needs to meet all of our expectations,’’ Pearl said following Friday’s practice.
Pearl did not elaborate on the reason for Tabb’s suspension.
Tabb played point guard for UT last season, backing up starter Bobby Maze.
Tabb’s role this season was expected to be more diversified with the Vols adding junior college transfer Melvin Goins at point guard.
Tabb started 11 games for the Vols last season, averaging 3.4 points per game in 17.4 minutes per game.
Known best as a defensive stopper, Tabb has recently shown improvement in his offense game.
Last season, he had the best 3-point shooting clip of all of the players in the rotation, hitting .424, albeit, he only attempted 33.
In fact, it was Tabb’s 3-pointer from the corner at the Sommet Center in Nashville that enabled the Vols to stem a run from Big East power Marquette in an 80-68 victory in December.
Pearl said there is no timetable for Tabb’s return.
Tabb will not take part in any official or voluntary team activities during the suspension.