IU loses Etherington for season
The Associated Press December 9, 2012 11:18PM
Men's Basketball team, player head shots, taken in Cook Hall, 07/20/12_Aaron Ferguson
Updated: January 11, 2013 6:22AM
BLOOMINGTON — No. 1 Indiana has lost sophomore forward Austin Etherington for the rest of the season because of a fractured left kneecap.
Etherington was hurt late in the first half of Saturday night’s 100-69 victory over Central Connecticut State. After being called for a foul on the play, he stayed on the ground and was surrounded by teammates and coaches. He was lifted onto a stretcher and pointed to the crowd as he was wheeled off the court.
On Sunday, the team said Etherington had season-ending surgery.
Etherington’s playing time had steadily increased as the Hoosiers (9-0) moved through the nonconference schedule.
No. 15 Purdue 68, Tennessee-Martin 60: At Martin, Tenn., Sam Ostarello scored 14 of her 16 points in the second half and Taylor Manuel also scored 16 as No. 15 Purdue overcame a challenge from Tennessee-Mar after trailing at halftime.
The Boilermakers (9-1) opened the second half with a 15-0 run, including nine points by Ostarello, to lead 40-29.
Purdue shot 53.8 percent (14 of 26) in the second half to 26.7 percent (8 of 30) for the Skyhawks (4-7) and out-rebounded them 24-11.
The Skyhawks’ lead reached seven points in the first half, 27-20, after 3-pointers by Jasmine Newsome and Katie Schubert.