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Missouri’s Gill-Caesar likely to miss a fourth consecutive game

Missouri’s Montaque Gill-Caesar defended Illinois’ Rayvonte Rice during a game last month. Gill-Caesar, who was injured in that game, is expected to miss Saturday’s game.
Missouri’s Montaque Gill-Caesar defended Illinois’ Rayvonte Rice during a game last month. Gill-Caesar, who was injured in that game, is expected to miss Saturday’s game. File photo

Missouri freshman guard Montaque Gill-Caesar is expected to miss a fourth straight game with back spasms Saturday when the Tigers play host to Tennessee at 5 p.m. at Mizzou Arena.

Gill-Caesar, who was limited to 9 minutes on Jan. 3 in a win against Lipscomb, has missed all of Missouri’s SEC games.

The Tigers are 7-9 and 1-2 in conference play.

Gill-Caesar, known by coaches and teammates as “Teki,” is second on the Tigers in scoring at 11.5 points and rebounds at 3.7.

He had started MU’s first 13 games.

Gill-Caesar originally suffered the injury on a hard fall after a flagrant foul by Illinois’ Leron Black during the Braggin’ Rights Game on Dec. 20 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.

“Teki has practiced a little bit, but I don’t know that he would play on Saturday,” Anderson said. “I’d say doubtful … but he has improved and, hopefully, we’ll get him back soon.”

Anderson also said junior guard Deuce Bello remains indefinitely suspended.

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