Missouri freshman guard suspended

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Missouri freshman guard Tramaine Isabell didn’t sit on the bench on Saturday as Missouri lost to Ole Miss at home for their seventh straight defeat.

According to Tigers head coach Kim Anderson, Isabell was suspended for the game. Anderson elaborated on Isabell to Tod Palmer of the Kansas City Star after the game.

“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,” Anderson said on Saturday. “(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.”

Isabell is averaging 4.5 points and 1.5 assists per game as a reserve guard for Missouri this season. The Seattle native was also suspended for the first half of the Jan. 17 game against Tennessee for a poor practice performance.

Suspensions and off-court issues have been a recurring theme for the Tigers the last few seasons as Missouri has struggled to a 7-14 record in Anderson’s first season.