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Knee injury sidelines IU's Hartman

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Freshman had played in just 16 games

Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 9:39 pm

BLOOMINGTON – Indiana freshman Collin Hartman is out for the postseason, and beyond, after injuring his right knee in practice Saturday.

Coach Tom Crean said in a release that the 6-6 forward from Indianapolis tore his ACL.

“Collin Hartman planted his leg wrong in a drill and hurt his knee,” Crean said. “The news is not good in that he has a torn ACL and we are waiting to make sure that's all.

“Collin has been practicing well and getting better. This is a setback for him. Collin has a strong future with us and his summer will take a different turn. He is in great hands with this medical staff. He will be evaluated more (Sunday). Keep him in your prayers.”

Hartman had played in just 16 games this season and averaged 0.7 points and 0.9 rebounds. He had played just 16 minutes in six Big Ten games, and hadn't played at all in the previous five games.

His best game came in mid-November against Samford, when he had five points and three rebounds in 10 minutes. He played 12 minutes the next game against Stony Brook, and again had three rebounds. He never played more than eight minutes the rest of the season.

IU is awaiting word Sunday night on whether it will make the NIT. Projections have the Hoosiers (17-14) as a No. 6 seed, which would likely mean it would not host a game. First-round games will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday.