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University of Virginia basketball standout Courtney Alexander has been suspended from the team following his arrest on a charge of assaulting his girlfriend, coach Jeff Jones said.

Alexander, 20, was arrested early Friday at the apartment he shares with his girlfriend after she called 911 claiming Alexander had hit her, Albemarle County Police Sgt. John White said.

Alexander was charged with assault and battery, a Class 1 misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500 or both, White said.

In a statement Saturday, Jones said Alexander was suspended from all team activities pending further review of the events leading to his arrest.

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