BC forward Hawkins out for the rest of the season

Texas Tech's guard Keenan Evans (12) gets a look at the hoop late in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Boston College Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Uncasville, Conn. Boston College's forward Deontae Hawkins (23) and Ky Bowman (0) defend. Texas Tech won, 75-64. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

BOSTON (AP) -- Boston College forward Deontae Hawkins is out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.

The team announced Wednesday that Hawkins' season was over.

The 6-foot-8, 220-pound graduate transfer was injured in the first half of BC's Nov. 29 game against Nebraska. He was the Eagles' third-leading scorer and top rebounder, averaging 12.4 points and 9.1 rebounds in eight games this year.

Hawkins spent his first three years at Illinois State, helping the Redbirds to the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season title last season.

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