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Missouri suspends Terrence Phillips indefintely

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COLUMBIA, MO - DECEMBER 05: Logan McLane #11 of the Miami (Oh) Redhawks steals the ball from Terrence Phillips #1 of the Missouri Tigers during the game at Mizzou Arena on December 5, 2017 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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Missouri is trying to figure things out in the midst of a tailspin as the team suspended junior point guard Terrence Phillips indefinitely on Friday.

Down to only eight scholarship players with the suspension of Phillips, the Tigers have to play on the road for an SEC conference game at Mississippi State on Saturday having lost three of their last four games. Phillips violated an undisclosed team policy and did not make the trip to Starkville.

“Phillips’ future status with the program will be determined in coordination with campus and department leadership,” the release said.

Missouri’s point guard depth has been gutted the past few weeks as freshman Blake Harris transferred while Phillips was suspended. A starter the past two seasons, Phillips has come off the bench for the Tigers this season as he’s played 10.6 minutes per game, averaging 2.5 points and 1.9 assists.

Even with the transfer of Harris, Phillips wasn’t seeing more minutes at point as Jordan Geist has been given more minutes instead. But now down to eight scholarship players, Missouri has little room for error as they need to quickly correct things to make an NCAA tournament run.