Missouri freshman point guard Tramaine Isabell was suspended Saturday for the Tigers’ 67-47 loss against Mississippi at Mizzou Arena.
He was not on the Tigers’ bench.
“Before we start, I know some of you probably want to ask about Tramaine, so I’ll make this statement right now then I don’t really want to talk about him anymore,” Missouri coach Kim Anderson said. “(I) withheld him today from competition due to his ongoing behavior on the court. His behavior toward our coaches and teammates at times has been unacceptable.
“It has nothing to do with his game, but just with his behavior and his attitude, and we’ll re-evaluate the situation as time goes on. That’s really all I want to say about that.
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Isabell, a 6-foot Seattle native, is averaging 4.5 points and 1.4 rebounds this season with 30 assists and 23 turnovers in 20 games.
Isabell also was suspended during the first half Jan. 17 against Tennessee for a poor practice performance that week.
Football team honored
Missouri’s Citrus Bowl champion football team was honored at halftime on Saturday.
The Tigers, who won the SEC East and reached the conference championship game for a second straight season, finished 11-3 overall.
MU beat Minnesota 33-17 in the Citrus Bowl on New Year’s Day.
The Tigers’ spring game is scheduled for April 18 at Memorial Stadium.
▪ Key play: Midway through the first half, Mississippi junior Stefan Moody — a 5-foot-10 guard — soared above the rim for a SportsCenter-worthy, one-handed putback dunk.
▪ Key stat: Missouri shot 30.3 percent from the field in the first half, including a two-of-13 performance from three-point range.
▪ Key play: Pick any of junior Stefan Moody’s eight points during Mississippi’s 15-0 run after Missouri cut the lead to nine points midway through the second half.
▪ Key stat: Missouri missed all four free throws as a team and went three of 10 from the line overall and also shot 19 of 61 from the field overall, a meager 31.1 percent.