March 3, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; Illinois State Redbirds guard Tyler Brown (1) signals after hitting a three pointer against the Wichita State Shockers during the second half of the semifinals in the 2012 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament at the Scottrade Center. Illinois State Redbirds defeated Wichita State Shockers 65-64. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Illinois State Suspends Second-Leading Scorer Tyler Brown Indefinitely


The Illinois State Redbirds have suspended second-leading scorer Tyler Brown indefinitely. It is the latest unfortunate turn to a season that once started off with great hopes.

Illinois State began the season at 9-3 and began to have hopes of a shot at the Missouri Valley title. Unfortunately for the Redbirds, once league play began, they dropped four games in a row.

They will now have to move forward without Brown’s services after Illinois State coach Dan Muller announced the suspension.

“Tyler has been suspended indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team,” Muller said in a statement released from the school. “We have standards for our program, and Tyler has violated those standards.”

On the season, Brown has averaged 15.3 points, 3.2 boards and 2.4 assists. He started all of the Redbirds games this season.

Illinois State has to hope that the suspension of Brown will not last for an extended period of time or their once promising season could make the turn for the worst and become a wasteful year.