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MRI confirms Villanova’s Collin Gillespie suffered torn MCL

The team announced on Thursday night.

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The Villanova Wildcats announced on Thursday night that senior point guard Collin Gillespie suffered a torn MCL during Wednesday's win over Creighton.

A MRI on Thursday confirmed the diagnosis. He will miss the remainder of the 2020-21 season.

“We are all devastated for Collin,” stated Villanova head coach Jay Wright. “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.

“Collin is as mentally tough and resilient as any player we have had here. I know he will get through this and make it a positive for his career.”

Gillespie was recently named one of five finalists for the Bob Cousy Award which honors the nation’s top point guard.

This season, he averaged 14.0 points, 4.6 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game.

The Wildcats resume action on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET with a regular season finale with Providence.