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Tuesday / November 12.
  • Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie likely done for season with foot injury

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    Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie is likely done for the season after suffering a torn ligament in his right foot on Thursday against San Francisco.

    “It breaks your heart,’ Zags coach Mark Few said of Tillie, who has played only nine games this year because of injuries.

    The 6-foot-10 Frenchman missed the first two months of the season after surgery to repair a stress fracture in his right ankle. He was averaging 6.0 points and 4.2 rebounds for the Zags (23-2), who are the No. 4 overall seed at this point according to the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee.

    Gonzaga still has projected NBA Draft picks Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke in the frontcourt. Tillie’s injury likely means a bigger role for former Montverde (FL) Academy forward Filip Petrusev, who averaged 8.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 14.9 minutes in the first 15 games.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.