Nebraska basketball’s Emmanuel Bandoumel out for season with knee injury

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nebraska men’s basketball will be missing a key part of its team for the remainder of the season.

Senior guard Emmanuel Bandoumel will be out for the rest of the season with a knee injury, head coach Fred Hoiberg announced Monday.

The injury will cap off Bandoumel’s college basketball career.

“I am heartbroken for Emmanuel to have his college career end this way,” Hoiberg said in a release. “I’ve said all season that Emmanuel is one of the best defenders in the country, and he impacts the game in so many ways beyond the measurables

Bandoumel suffered the injury during Saturday’s game against Penn State.  He is set to undergo surgery in the coming weeks.

“He is also one of the best culture guys I’ve had the pleasure to coach. He always comes into the gym with a positive attitude and will do anything for the team,” Hoiberg said. “While he can’t help us on the court, I know Emmanuel will continue to be a leader for us and help our younger guys.”

Bandoumel averaged 8.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 20 games this season.

Before transferring to Nebraska, the Quebec native played at Hill College and SMU.

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