Missouri sophomore point guard Wes Clark wasn’t in uniform or even on the bench Tuesday for the game against Southeast Missouri.
First-year Tigers coach Kim Anderson said Clark has been suspended indefinitely from the team for a violation of guidelines.
He also said Clark has been ill.
“Wes is not feeling well, so he probably couldn’t have played tonight,” Anderson said. “We’ll re-evaluate his situation over the next couple days.”
MU plays at No. 22 Oklahoma on Friday in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge.
Clark was Missouri’s second-leading scorer at 9.2 points per game and averaged a team-best 3.7 assists and 2.5 steals this season.
Freshman Namon Wright started in place of Clark.
The Tigers remain without the services of Jakeenan Gant, a freshman forward and the reigning Mr. Georgia Basketball, as his eligibility is reviewed.
▪ Key play: Southeast Missouri senior Jarekious Bradley scored on an uncontested layup 4 seconds after the Redhawks won the opening tip. Missouri never led in the first half.
▪ Key stat: Missouri committed seven turnovers, shot two of seven from the free-throw line and two of eight from three-point range.
▪ Key play: Freshman forward Montaque Gill-Caesar hit back-to-back three-pointers for Missouri, including a game-tying banker around the 5-minute mark.
▪ Key stat: Missouri made six of seven three-pointers in the second half.