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Verdell Jones III out with ACL tear

Updated: March 11, 2012, 4:29 PM ET
By Myron Medcalf | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana senior point guard Verdell Jones III is out for the season after tearing his right anterior cruciate ligament in Thursday's first-round Big Ten tournament game.

Coach Tom Crean fought tears Thursday evening after Jones injured his knee in the 15th-ranked Hoosiers' 75-58 victory over Penn State, saying he was hopeful but did not "feel good" about the situation.

"This is heartbreaking news," Crean said in the university's news release Friday. "His ...

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