UIC announced that star sophomore Dikembe Dixson is out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL.
The reigning Horizon League Freshman of the Year suffered the non-contact injury during the first half of UIC's huge road win at DePaul on Wednesday night.
“We’re all disappointed that Dikembe’s season has come to an end,” UIC head coach Steve McClain said in the release. “After he put together one of the best freshman seasons in the history of our program and the Horizon League a year ago, he continued to dedicate himself to improve every single day. He was having another great year as one of the top scorers in the NCAA and a fantastic leader in our program."
The 6-foot-7 Dixson burst on the scene as a freshman last season as he led the Flames in scoring. Dixson was ever better and more efficient to start his sophomore season as he was averaging 20.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.
The Flames stand 5-5 on the season in McClain's second season. Dixson will attempt to petition the NCAA for a hardship waiver that would give him back his lost season of eligibility.