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Missouri guard Pressey out with broken finger

Missouri guard Pressey out with broken finger

December 21st, 2010 in News

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.