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Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie to miss remainder of regular season

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BOISE, ID - MARCH 17: Killian Tillie #33 talks with Rui Hachimura #21 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the second half against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Taco Bell Arena on March 17, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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Gonzaga’s chances for winning a national title took a hit this weekend.

The program announced before a Saturday night game against Saint Mary’s that their star big man Killian Tillie will miss at least the remainder of the regular season after partially tearing a ligament in his right foot.

“We feel terrible for Killian,” coach Mark Few said in a release. “He is an incredible teammate and an absolute joy to coach. Killian is a tough kid. We are hopeful treatment will go well and we get him back for postseason.”

Tillie had missed the non-conference portion of the season due to a stress fracture in his right ankle. He was averaging 6.0 points and 4.2 boards in 17 minutes in league play, but that doesn’t tell you just how good he is. He’s an athletic, 6-foot-10 shot-blocker that can really shoot it from the perimeter.