Missouri freshman basketball players Jakeenan Gant and D'Angelo Allen were arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of third-degree assault -- a misdemeanor -- according to the Columbia Police Department's public information report.

"We are aware of the situation involving Jakeenan Gant and D'Angelo Allen and have suspended them from team-related activities as we gather more information," Coach Kim Anderson said in a statement. "We have high standards for the conduct of our student-athletes and expect much more from them as members of our program."

A third man, Michael James Martin of Lone Jack, was also arrested with the two freshman forwards after police responded to the intersection of 8th Street and Elm Street after hearing of an assault.

According to the incident report, three men said they were walking east on Elm Street when they were jumped by three or four black males. One of the alleged victims, age 20, said he was hit two or three times while trying to help a friend, age 21, who was on the ground being assaulted by the suspects. The other alleged victim, age 20, said he was also assaulted and noticed one of the suspects dropped his wallet during the incident. The dropped wallet belonged to Gant.

University of Missouri Police stopped Gant, Allen and Martin, who met the description of the suspects, at approximately 2 a.m. at 404 Kentucky Blvd. on the MU campus. They were released after being issued summonses and were not taken to Boone County Jail.