Missouri’s second-leading scorer suspended; Michael Porter Jr. to start?

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Missouri forward Jordan Barnett has been suspended following a DWI arrest last weekend.

With Barnett out, this opens up the door for Michael Porter Jr. to step in and start. Martin would not confirm if that is the plan.

“He will be out and it’ll be the next man (in) and we keep moving,” Martin said Sunday, via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “It’s what it is. We’ve managed to get to this point. You have (Michael Porter Jr.) there in the fold. Jordan’s out, Mike’s in. I’m not sure how we’ll start lineups. I don’t know about that.”

Barnett will be allowed to travel and practice with the team during the suspension, and he will only be out for one game. If Missouri wins and gets to the second round, Barnett will be able to play against what will liking be Xavier.