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Report: NCAA Tournament Star Has Been Playing With Broken Toe

DALLAS, TX - MARCH 17:  Keenan Evans #12 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders celebrates with teammates in the second half against the Florida Gators during the second round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at the American Airlines Center on March 17, 2018 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

DALLAS, TX - MARCH 17: Keenan Evans #12 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders celebrates with teammates in the second half against the Florida Gators during the second round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at the American Airlines Center on March 17, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

One of the best players in college basketball saw his season come to an end. It apparently ended with him battling through a tough injury.

Texas Tech fell to Villanova in the Elite Eight earlier this afternoon. The Red Raiders are going home.

Keenan Evans, Texas Tech's star guard, did not look fully like himself. He scored 12 points but was just 3 of 14 from the field.

The star guard has been battling a toe injury for a month-plus. According to a new report, he's actually been playing with a broken foot.

What a warrior.

Carlos Silva Jr. broke the news.

It's unfortunate that Evans could not be at 100 percent for the NCAA Tournament. Texas Tech surely would have been a different team with him at full strength.

The Red Raiders have a lot to be proud of, though.

Villanova, meanwhile, will face either Duke or Kansas in the Final Four next Saturday.