MUNCIE, Indiana (Ticker) -- Mike Davis will not be on the sidelines for No. 18 Indiana when it tries to snap a two-game losing streak against intrastate rival Ball State at Worthen Arena on Tuesday.
Davis was handed a one-game suspension by the Big Ten Conference for running onto the court in the waning seconds of a 70-64 loss to Kentucky on December 21 after he thought star freshman Bracey Wright was fouled driving to the hoop and none was called.
Assistant coach John Treloar will be on the bench for the Hoosiers.
Davis will be allowed to conduct practice leading up to the game, but he is not allowed to have any form of communication with the players or coaching staff starting two hours before the game and ending two hours after the game. Further, he cannot be present in Worthens Arena.
Davis will be back for Indiana's game against Charlotte on January 4.
Indiana followed up its loss to Kentucky with a 71-64 setback at Temple on Saturday. Wright contributed 17 points and 10 rebounds, Kyle Hornsby added 12 points and Jeff Newton 11, but Tom Coverdale was limited to nine.
The Hoosiers made only seven baskets from inside the arc.
The Cardinals also have lost back-to-back contests. They have not played since December 20, when they lost at Xavier, 87-58.
Chris Williams, who leads the Mid-American Conference with 23.1 points per game, scored 24 and Cameron Echols added 14 in the defeat.
Indiana is 15-1 all time against Ball State and has won 12 straight, including a 74-61 triumph in Bloomington last December 9.
Ball State last hosted Indiana on December 15, 1973, but the Hoosiers posted an 87-62 triumph. The Cardinals' sole win in the series occurred in 1937, 42-38.