CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Virginia coach Tony Bennett has suspended reserve guard Nigel Johnson for three games for a violation of team rules.

Johnson was held out for the second-ranked Cavaliers’ matchup with Louisville on Wednesday night. He also will miss road games at Syracuse on Saturday and Florida State next Wednesday.

Johnson joined the team as a graduate transfer from Rutgers. He is averaging 5.5 points and 2.0 rebounds in 21 games.