Iowa's Tania Davis out for the season with a torn ACL

Matthew Bain

IOWA CITY, Ia. — Iowa starting point guard Tania Davis will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL in her right knee, the school announced Monday in a press release. The injury happened in the fourth quarter of the Hawkeyes' 72-70 loss at Michigan on Sunday.

Davis started all 23 games and averaged 10.9 points, 4.3 assists, 3.7 rebounds and nearly 31 minutes per game. The sophomore from Flint, Mich., was playing her best basketball of the year, having recorded nine season-highs in her past six games. She led the team in free-throw percentage (87.8) and was third in 3-point shooting (33.3 percent) among those with 10 or more shots.

Iowa guard Tania Davis, left, is fouled by Maryland center Brionna Jones, center, as she shoots against Jones and Maryland forward Stephanie Jones (24) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in College Park, Md.

She had 12 points, two assists and six rebounds in 32 minutes against the Wolverines.

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This news likely means more minutes for freshman guards Makenzie Meyer and Kathleen Doyle, who are already starters, and perhaps a return to the starting lineup for Bre Cera, Christina Buttenham or Chase Coley.

Iowa is 14-9 and 5-5 in conference play — tied for fifth with Indiana. It hosts Michigan State (16-7, 6-4) on Thursday at 6 p.m.

Matthew Bain covers preps, recruiting and the Hawkeyes for the Iowa City Press-Citizen, Des Moines Register and HawkCentral. Contact him at and follow him on Twitter @MatthewBain_.