Memphis, TN -- A bad attitude lands Charles Carmouche in Tigers' basketball coach Josh Pastner's doghouse. The senior combo guard who started the Tigers' first four games of the season did not start for the Tigers' Monday night when Memphis played host to Jackson State. In fact, Carmouche didn't even play, nor was he at FedExForum for the game.
According to abc24 sports sources Carmouche was not happy when he was told Monday he would not start against Jackson State and shared his displeasure with Pastner in a unhealthy manner.
Pastner asked him to leave the team's activity and suspended him from Monday night's game. Another source added that Carmouche threatened to quit the team upon being asked to leave.
After the Tigers game Monday night, Pastner was asked about Carmouche's absence and said it was a minor internal issue. "It's not that big of a deal," Pastner said. "I'll meet with him and I expect after the meeting we'll move forward and be ready to go."
Carmouche played 27 and 31 minutes respectively for the Tigers during their first two games of the season. He then played 15 in each of their following games prior to Jackson State.