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Texas A&M Basketball Dismisses One Player, Suspends Another Indefinitely

A closeup of a Texas A&M cheerleader.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MARCH 20: Texas A&M Aggies cheerleaders perform in the first half against the Northern Iowa Panthers during the second round of the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Chesapeake Energy Arena on March 20, 2016 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The Aggies have disciplined a pair of players.

Texas A&M registered a major win last night, beating Kentucky 85-74.

Winners of four in a row, the Aggies are 17-8 and back in the NCAA Tournament mix. They looked like they were NIT bound up until this recent stretch.

This evening, the program registered some negative headlines. Texas A&M dismissed redshirt freshman guard JJ Caldwell and suspended freshman guard Jay Jay Chandler indefinitely for "violations of Texas A&M policy."

According to Texas A&M beat writer Bret Zwerneman, both players

Search of the Brazos County jail records show Texas A&M basketball's JJ Caldwell (dismissed) charged with marijuana possession today, Jay Jay Chandler (suspended indefinitely) also charged with marijuana possession today. Multiple missteps for Caldwell lead to his dismissal.

— Brent Zwerneman (@BrentZwerneman) February 11, 2018

" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">were charged with marijuana possession today. Chandler has played in 24 of 25 games for the Aggies, including five minutes against Kentucky on Saturday. He is averaging 4.0 points and 1.o rebound per game. Caldwell appeared in 17 games for A&M, averaging 3.0 points and 2.5 assists per contest. However, he did not play in three of the last four games.

Texas A&M will continue its 2017-18 season on Tuesday at Missouri.

Tip off is set for 7 p.m. ET on ESPNU.