Created:Thursday, January 26, 2012 6:17 p.m.CDT

Toler dismissed from men's hoops program

Northern Illinois basketball coach Mark Montgomery announced Thursday senior forward Tim Toler would no longer be a part of the men’s basketball program.

“Tim Toler has been dismissed from the Huskie basketball program, effective today,” Montgomery said in a statement. “Tim will remain in school and continue to work toward graduation, which is the most important thing for him at this time.”

Toler was suspended for a violation of team rules prior to the game against Ball State on Jan. 21. Toler appeared in 16 games this season, making 14 starts, and was averaging 10.8 points per game.

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