LSU PG Destini Hughes injures right leg

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- LSU senior guard Destini Hughes left the Lady Tigers' game at No. 9 Tennessee just before halftime after seriously injuring her right leg.

With the game tied at 26 points and 3 seconds left in the first half, Hughes caught a long in-bound pass and attempted to turn and shoot when her leg buckled beneath her.

Hughes was tended to by trainers from both teams before her leg was immobilized and she was taken off the court in a wheelchair.

The Fort Worth, Texas, native has started all 17 games at point guard and averages 7.4 points for LSU (13-4, 4-1 Southeastern Conference). She had scored five points against the Lady Volunteers and stolen the ball four times before her injury.