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College Sports

Hawkeyes lose Jack Nunge to a torn ACL

Iowa players, from left to right, Aidan Vanderloo, Jack Nunge Jordan Bohannon and Patrick McCaffery sit on the bench during an NCAA college non-conference basketball game against Cal Poly, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP)
Iowa players, from left to right, Aidan Vanderloo, Jack Nunge Jordan Bohannon and Patrick McCaffery sit on the bench during an NCAA college non-conference basketball game against Cal Poly, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP)

IOWA CITY (AP) — Iowa sophomore forward Jack Nunge is out for the season after tearing the ACL in his right knee.

Nunge suffered the injury while driving to the basket late in the first half of Sunday’s 85-59 win over Cal Poly. Nunge sat out the rest of the game, and an MRI later showed the injury.

“All of us feel for Jack,” Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said. “This is an unfortunate setback for a young man who spent countless hours in the gym and weight room last year preparing for this season.”

The 6-foot-11 Nunge was averaging 6 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. Nunge redshirted in 2018-19 after playing as a freshman, and the Indiana native likely will seek a medical redshirt to preserve the three seasons of eligibility he has left.

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