By Gary Parrish
Memphis coach Josh Pastner said Wednesday that senior Charles Carmouche will be reinstated to the team this week and play Saturday at fourth-ranked Louisville.
The 6-foot-3 guard had missed the past four games because, according to a source, he accrued unauthorized charges at a hotel during the Maui Invitational, and those charges amounted to an extra benefit. A source said the charges totaled "a little more than a hundred bucks" and that Memphis officials reported the incident to the NCAA after returning from Maui. Carmouche hasn't played since. But Pastner said the issue will be resolved before Saturday's tipoff at the KFC Yum! Center.
Carmouche has started all four games he's played this season.
He's averaging 8.3 points per game.
Memphis is 5-3 with losses to No. 16 Georgetown, No. 20 Michigan and No. 24 Murray State.