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Hoosier Headlines for December 29, 2009: Creek injury and Bryant postgame.

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  • Creek probably done for the year (The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Ind.)
    "It was a bad feeling (in my stomach)," Verdell Jones III said of his reaction after hearing the news. "The whole locker room was silent. It was a sad time. We were just praying for him."

  • IU wins big but loses Creek (The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Ind.)
    "Maurice Creek was on the floor, holding his left knee in pain. The team’s leading scorer got fouled while heading to Bryant’s basket and fell hard. He eventually had to leave on a stretcher, shaking up the season and making the 90-42 victory against the Bulldogs a footnote."

  • College Hoops Monday Recap: Another Personnel Blow for the Big Ten (College Basketball by
    "For the second time this season a Big Ten team had a victory tempered by the loss of their best player. First it was Ohio State's Evan Turner, who broke two vertebra in his lower back in a blowout win over Eastern Michigan. The Buckeyes have been able to navigate the waters following his loss outside of a close defeat to Butler due to the many other options at Thad Matta's disposal. But the loss of Maurice Creek could loom even larger for Indiana, who beat winless Bryant 90-42 at Assembly Hall. "

  • Indiana loses Creek, routs Bryant (The News-Sentinel - Fort Wayne IN)
    "It’s probably the year for him," coach Tom Crean said. "It’s gut wrenching on so many fronts to see him go down like that. He’s a special young man and comes from a special family. Our No. 1 concern is that everything goes well with the surgery. I have great confidence that it will."

  • Without Creek, major test awaits Hoosiers (Indiana Daily Student)
    The New Year is on the horizon, which means the Big Ten begins its ruthless, grueling two-and-a-half month season in the coming days.

    For IU, it presents another catch in what seems like the longest two years in program history.

    The Hoosiers will be without the heart and soul of their offense, freshman guard Maurice Creek, for the remainder of the season due to a fractured left knee suffered in the second half of the Hoosiers’ 90-42 win against Bryant Monday night at Assembly Hall.

  • Indiana's Creek suffers serious knee injury (College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN)
  • Injury overshadows 48-point win (Indiana Daily Student)