NCAA Basketball

'Nova loses G Gillespie to knee injury

(AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) Villanova guard Collin Gillespie has a torn medial collateral ligament in his left knee and is expected to miss the rest of the season.

Gillespie had an MRI that confirmed the tear Thursday after injuring the knee during the first half of Wednesday night's game against Creighton.

"We are all devastated for Collin," Villanova coach Jay Wright said in a statement. "He is the heart and soul of our program. We know we can't replace him. We all just want to step up and play so that we honor him."

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