By Jeff Goodman
Miami junior big man Reggie Johnson has been declared ineligible by the NCAA and won't play tonight against Florida State.
The school put out a statement that Johnson is seeking his immediate reinstatement from the NCAA.
"In the process of the ongoing joint NCAA-UM inquiry, it was discovered that members of Johnson's family received impermissible travel benefits from a member of the former basketball coaching staff."
"Johnson was unaware of the benefits and his family was told they were permissible by that member of the former basketball coaching staff."
The former staff was led by current Missouri coach Frank Haith.
This is a significant blow to Miami's hopes to make the NCAA tournament.
Johnson missed the first nine games of the season while recovering from injury. The team is 11-6 since he returned and is 16-10 overall with a 7-6 mark in ACC play.
Johnson is averaging 10.6 points and 6.9 rebounds per game.