Indiana's Creek fractures knee

Updated: December 29, 2009, 1:03 AM ET
Associated Press

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana coach Tom Crean says his team's top scorer Maurice Creek fractured his left knee and will have surgery Tuesday.

Crean made the announcement following Indiana's 90-42 victory over Bryant on Monday night. He said he expects Creek to miss the rest of the season.

Creek, the nation's top freshman scorer at 17.6 points per game, was hurt when trying to put in a layup with 15:26 left in the game and the Hoosiers holding a 57-23 lead. After being fouled, he landed awkwardly on his leg and crumbled to the ground.


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