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UNLV’s Donnie Tillman expected to miss rest of season

UNLV junior forward Donnie Tillman probably won’t play again this season because of a strained knee, coach T.J. Otzelberger said Friday.

Otzelberger said, however, that Tillman should “recover fully” and will not need surgery.

Tillman, a Findlay Prep product who transferred after last season from Utah, started 11 games and played in 25. He had not started a game, though, since Jan. 1 against Utah State.

Tillman, a 6-foot-7-inch forward, was averaging 10.1 points and 4.7 rebounds. He was injured late in the first half of Wednesday’s 82-79 overtime loss to UNR.

UNLV next plays at New Mexico at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Contact reporter Mark Anderson at manderson@reviewjournal.com. Follow @markanderson65 on Twitter.

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