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Michael Dixon, Jr.#11 of the Missouri Tigers in action during the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores on December 8, 2010 at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri point guard Michael Dixon has been suspended indefinitely for an unspecified violation of team rules.

Wednesday’s action means the sophomore starter won’t play Thursday night when the 13th-ranked Tigers host Oral Roberts.

Dixon is averaging 10.7 points and a team-leading 4.3 assists. He scored a season-high 17 points in Missouri’s 111-102 loss to Georgetown on Nov. 30 and is one of two players to have started every game.

Freshman Phil Pressey has been backing up Dixon and it’s expected he’ll get increased playing time.

Coach Mike Anderson gave no hint when Dixon might be allowed to return. Anderson would not disclose the violation.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press


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