Gonzaga's Josh Perkins suffers broken jaw after kick to face

Thursday November 27th, 2014

Gonzaga head coach Mark Few told ESPN.com that freshman guard Josh Perkins suffered a broken jaw when he was kicked in the face by Georgia guard Kenny Gaines during Gonzaga's 88-76 win in the NIT Season Tip-Off semifinals on Wednesday.

Few said that Perkins will be out indefinitely and have his jaw wired.

In the second half of the game, Perkins used a pump fake to drive the baseline, which made Gaines jump up to try to defend the play. Gaines' right leg hit Perkins in the face causing Perkins to immediately hit the floor. Gaines was assessed a standard foul on the play.

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Perkins went to the hospital after the game to receive treatment. He is averaging 5.0 points in 20.2 minutes per game for Gonzaga (5-0) this season.

Gonzaga will play St. John's on Friday in the championship game of the tournament while Georgia will take on Minnesota in the third-place game.

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