Monday, January 28, 2008

Missouri Opponents: Stefhon Hannah Can Clearly be Baited

Missouri senior guard Stefhon Hannah will miss four-to-six weeks after undergoing surgery for a broken jaw he suffered in an altercation outside a nightclub Sunday morning. He was listed in serious condition at the University Hospital yesterday. According to police, Hannah told them he was caught up in the middle of the disturbance and then got hit in the head with an unknown object while he was trying to back out of the crowd. Head coach Mike Anderson instituted a "no-tolerance" policy in July after forward DeMarre Carroll was shot outside a club.

Not only is Hannah out for more than a month, there's also a good chance he will face a suspension once he returns. Two Tigers have already been disciplined for incidents like this, including last year's starting center Kalen Grimes getting kicked off the team over the summer. According to the Columbia Missourian, guard Matt Lawrence said earlier this month that the players are on “lockdown” and not allowed to go out. Missouri was likely not going to reach the NCAA Tournament, but the loss of Hannah puts them in danger of missing the postseason altogether. He was the team's leading scorer and assist man, averaging 14.7 points and 5.3 assists per game.

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