Mich. State's Lucas out 4-6 months after tearing Achilles

Spartan star tore Achilles tendon against Terps

March 23, 2010|By Sports Digest

Michigan State star Kalin Lucas will miss the rest of the NCAA tournament after a magnetic resonance imaging confirmed that he ruptured his left Achilles tendon. In Lucas' place on Sunday, Korie Lucious made a 3-pointer at the buzzer to put the Spartans into the round of 16 with an 85-83 win over fourth-seeded Maryland. Lucas was hurt late in the first half of that game when he landed awkwardly after a shot. He is a two-time All-Big Ten player and leads the Spartans in points and assists. He will be sidelined for four to six months. Now Michigan State will face Northern Iowa missing its star guard and perhaps Chris Allen,who was limited to four minutes against the Terrapins because of a foot injury.

Women: Maryland's quarterfinal game in the Women's National Invitation Tournament will be Thursday at 7 p.m. at home against Providence, which defeated Old Dominion, 76-61, on Monday. If the Terps win, they would host the winner of Miami and North Carolina A&T on Sunday at 2 p.m.

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