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Report: Creighton Star Marcus Zegarowski (Meniscus) to Miss Big East Tournament

OMAHA, Neb. — No. 7 Creighton's Marcus Zegarowski will sit out this week's Big East tournament because of a right knee injury, reports Stadium's Jeff Goodman.

The school announced Monday night that the sophomore guard has a meniscus injury. The Bluejays’ next game is Thursday against Georgetown or St. John’s.

According to Goodman, Zegarowski will have his knee scoped in New York on Wednesday, and there is optimism he will play in the NCAA tournament, which begins on March 19.

Zegarowski got hurt during Saturday’s 77-60 victory over Seton Hall and left the arena on crutches. He didn’t have crutches while attending practice Monday, but he walked with a noticeable limp.

Creighton (24-7) is the top seed in the conference tournament after finishing in a three-way tie for first place in the regular season, and is expected to receive a high seed in the Big Dance.

Zegarowski scored 23 points and made all five of his three-point attempts in Saturday's victory over the Pirates. He has started 30 of 31 games and is second on the team in scoring at 16.1 points per game. He’s third in the Big East in three-point shooting at 42.4% and was named to the All-Big East second team on Sunday.

“Any time you take someone that has his fingerprints all over your team both on offense and defense and off the floor, it has an impact,” coach Greg McDermott said. “We haven’t played a lot with him or Mitch (Ballock) or Ty-Shon (Alexander) off the floor. If we have to play without him, obviously it’s going to be an adjustment.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.