Campus Corner

Haith says Criswell will likely miss Alabama game

Updated: 2013-01-07T17:51:05Z


The Kansas City Star

— During the weekly SEC coaches conference call on Monday, Missouri coach Frank Haith said he didn't think junior forward Tony Criswell - a valued energy guy off the bench - would be ready for Missouri's 6 p.m. home game against Alabama on Tuesday.

Criswell has missed Missouri's last two games with a broken finger on his left (non-shooting) hand.


"We're still waiting to hear (for sure)," Haith said, "but I don't think he's going to play."

Haith has said that Criswell, who has emerged as MU's first big off the bench, is his team's best post defender, and noted that he has been missed after the Tigers' narrow 66-64 win over Bucknell on Saturday.

Criswell, who wore a cast on his hand Saturday, is averaging six points and five rebounds this season.


Deal Saver Subscribe today!


The Kansas City Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Kansas City Star uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here