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TUSCALOOSA — The suspension of Alabama basketball player Tony Mitchell will continue at least one more game.
Termed “indefinite” on Monday, Crimson Tide coach Anthony Grant said the team’s second-leading scorer will not make the trip for today’s 6 p.m., trip to LSU.
So Alabama (16-7, 5-4 SEC) will again look to the player who filled scoring gap in Tuesday’s 18-point win at Auburn. Sophomore guard Charles Hankerson came off the bench to score 14 points with Mitchell’s 13.1-average absent. That followed an unlikely 10-point boost Hankerson supplied in Saturday’s double-overtime win over Ole Miss.
The Miami native had arthroscopic knee surgery five days before the Rebels came to town. He practiced just once before recording his first double-figure scoring performance since late November.
Hankerson’s teammates hatched a plan after he bettering that output against Auburn.
“My whole team is saying they’re going to injure me now so I can have more surgery,” a laughing Hankerson said Friday.
At 6-5, 210 pounds, Hankerson can battle near the rim. But his outside shooting touch made the biggest difference lately.
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