Southeast Missouri State University student publication

Phillip Russell serves suspension over sportsmanship policy violation

Thursday, February 23, 2023

SEMO men's basketball sophomore guard Phillip Russell will serve a one game suspension after multiple violations to the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) sportsmanship policy.

The SEMO men’s basketball Twitter account stated the OVC made the choice to suspend Russell over his violations.

“Russell did not travel with the team and will not play tonight,” the Twitter account stated.

The account also stated Russell would be back in play for the team’s regular season finale, against SIU Edwardsville in Edwardsville, Illinois on Feb. 25.