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Tennessee starting forward Olivier Nkamhoua suffered an ankle injury vs. South Carolina last weekend that will require surgery and shut him down for the remainder of the season. Per ESPN:
"It's sad for all of us," Tennessee coach Rick Barnes said of losing Nkamhoua. "He's become such a huge part of our program and for this team. You could see the strides he was making every game. He was getting more comfortable about who he is as a player and what he needed to do for our team."
The junior had been tied with Josiah-Jordan James as Tennessee's top rebounder, but he went down in the second half of last weekend's 81-57 win at South Carolina. He went to the locker room and returned with his ankle taped.
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