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Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Indiana's Creek suffers serious knee injury

By Diamond Leung

Indiana star guard Maurice Creek fractured his left knee during Monday night's 48-point rout of Bryant, according to Coach Tom Crean, and the team's leading scorer is scheduled to undergo surgery tomorrow that could end his fine freshman season.

Creek was fouled while spinning in for a layup attempt that left him grabbing his knee, and in front of stunned onlookers at Assembly Hall, he was eventually taken off the floor in a stretcher.

Creek entered the game averaging 17.6 points per game and shooting about 45 percent from three-point range.

"It's gut-wrenching in so many fronts when you see a young man like that go down, who works as hard as he does," Crean told reporters.