Nate Tomlinson did not return to action in the first half. At half time, Tomlinson was getting x-rays on his neck, a school spokesman said.
Tomlinson has started every game of the season averaging 4.8 points, two rebounds and 2.2 assists in 28 minutes.
Without their starting point guard, redshirt freshman Shannon Sharpe logged 14 minutes in the first half. While Sharpe was getting a rest on the bench, senior Cory Higgins was moved to point guard. Tomlinson was not expected to return for rest of the night, Sharpe started the second half in place on Tomlinson.