After getting suspended indefinitely last month, junior guard Terrence Phillips is no longer part of the Missouri basketball team, according to a report by Dave Matter of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Tuesday.
Phillips was suspended after several women filed complaints of physical abuse, the unauthorized filming of a sexual encounter and repeated inappropriate text messages sent without consent, leading to Missouri launching a Title IX investigation into Phillips.
Phillips, who was a two-year started before moving to a bench role this season, was suspended indefinitely on Jan. 26. He was removed from the Tigers’ online roster on Tuesday.
Last season, Phillips averaged 10.4 points per game, and he averaged 7.8 points per game during his freshman season in 2015-16. However, this season, he was averaging just 2.5 points per game in considerably fewer minutes.
Although Phillips didn’t contribute as much to the team this season, the Tigers are 18-9 entering Tuesday night’s game against Ole Miss, including going 8-6 in SEC play.
With Phillips no longer with the program, that opens up another scholarship for Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin to utilize on next year’s roster.