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Ole Miss forward Aaron Jones tears ACL, done for the year

Aaron Jones, BJ Young

Mississippi forward Aaron Jones (34) dives past Arkansas guard BJ Young (11) for a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 in Oxford, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)


Ole Miss announced that sophomore forward Aaron Jones will miss the rest of the season after tearing the ACL in his knee in Tuesday’s loss to Kentucky.

Jones was chasing down a ballhandler when he feet got tangled up and his knee buckled as he tried to avoid falling.

Jones was the first front court player off the bench for the Rebels. He was averaging 3.5 points and 4.1 boards on the season. With Ole Mis already without Demarco Cox, Andy Kennedy will be heading to Gainesville for the biggest game of the season with just two front court rotation players left.

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