Missouri guard Pressey out with broken finger

Phil Pressey of Missouri steals the ball from Pierre Murray of Presbyterian during a game earlier this month at Mizzou Arena.

Phil Pressey of Missouri steals the ball from Pierre Murray of Presbyterian during a game earlier this month at Mizzou Arena.

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Missouri point guard Phil Pressey will be sidelined at least two weeks after breaking his right ring finger in practice Sunday.

Pressey, a freshman, started the last two games for the ninth-ranked Tigers after sophomore Michael Dixon was suspended for violating team rules. Dixon is practicing with the team (10-1), but his status was unclear for Wednesday’s game against No. 21 Illinois (10-2) in St. Louis.

Matt Pressey, a junior and Phil’s brother, is listed as a starter for Wednesday night’s game in a release by the school. Matt Pressey is a junior-college transfer, averaging 6.1 points and 1.9 assists per game.

Phil Pressey had a career-high 15 points and dished out 11 assists to tie the school freshman record Saturday in a 116-63 victory over Central Arkansas at Mizzou Arena. He’s averaging 5.2 points and 4.1 assists in 20.5 minutes per game.

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