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Tony Criswell will not travel to SEC tournament

By Austin Kim, Sports Director, austin.kim@kmiz.com
Published On: Mar 10 2014 04:01:06 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 10 2014 11:04:06 PM CDT

Frank Haith said Tony Criswell needs to "take care of some things" in Columbia. Court document says the senior forward lost a civil court case last week.

COLUMBIA, Mo. -

A Missouri basketball player will not make the trip to the SEC basketball tournament in Atlanta this week.

On Monday, Missouri head coach Frank Haith announced Criswell would not make the trip, saying he has to "take care of some things back here in Columbia."

Senior forward Tony Criswell had a court date on March 6th in Boone County circuit court for overdue rent. According to official court documents, a judge ordered Criswell to pay $2717.57 in late rent to The Reserve Apartments in Columbia off Old Highway 63. The documents also say Criswell was ordered to pay $823 in attorney's fees and court costs.

Haith added it Criswell could return after the SEC basketball tournament. The forward is averaging 3.9 points per game and 3.4 rebounds per game.

The Tigers play Texas A&M on Thursday at noon in the SEC men's basketball tournament

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