Indiana may lose Creek for season with knee injury

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.

Trainers examined Creek for several minutes. A couple of Indiana

players were ready to carry Creek to the locker room, but they

placed him in a chair underneath the basket and took him off on a

stretcher.