Arkansas dismisses Dustin Thomas from program

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Arkansas is going to shorthanded heading into the postseason.

The Razorbacks dismissed senior forward Dustin Thomas for an unspecified violation of team rules, the program announced Monday, just days ahead of their SEC tournament opener Thursday.

“It is a privilege to represent the University of Arkansas as a student-athlete,” Arkansas coach Mike Anderson said in a statement. “We will continue to hold the student-athletes in our program to a high standard on and off the court.”

Thomas averaged 5 points and 4.1 rebounds in his second season with the Razorbacks after transferring to Fayetteville from Colorado.

He has a lengthy list of disciplinary actions with a suspension earlier this year that cost him three games, was benched for two games this year and was arrested in 2015 when he was “accused of passing counterfeit money at multiple Fayetteville businesses,” according to Arkansas Online.

He started 17 games this season and averaged 19.2 minutes per game.

The Razorbacks (21-10, 10-8) will open postseason play Thursday against the winner of Wednesday’s matchup between South Carolina and Ole Miss.