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Michigan St. G Allen suspended for Big Ten opener

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Chris Allen has been indefinitely suspended from the Michigan State basketball team and will miss at least the team's Big Ten tournament opener.

Coach Tom Izzo told reporters Tuesday the guard was suspended for not meeting responsibilities to his teammates. Allen usually starts and is the fifth-leading scorer for the No. 11 Spartans, averaging 9.1 points per game.

Michigan State (24-7) opens Big Ten tournament play on Friday in Indianapolis against the winner of Thursday's Minnesota-Penn State game.

Allen's status for possible later Big Ten tournament games hasn't been decided.