Jan. 9, 2001
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State freshman guard Candice Jackson (Lansing, Mich./Lansing Everett) will miss the remainder of the 2001 season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee last Thursday (Jan. 4) against Ohio State. Jackson, who went down with 6:11 to go in the first half, will have surgery this Thursday.
"This is an unfortunate situation and very disappointing for us as a team," said MSU Head Coach Joanne P. McCallie. "It is an event that we can not control. We will have to pull together as a team and continue to work hard."
Jackson was the team's fourth-leading scorer, averaging 7.5 points. She had played in 13 games, starting seven. She was shooting 48.8 percent (34-of-82) from the field and 34.2 percent (13-of-38) from the three-point line, and was also averaging 2.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists.
Jackson had the top game of her career against Chicago State (Nov. 26) in the consolation game of the Tallahassee Democrat Seminole Classic, scoring a career-high 26 points in MSU's 101-52 victory. Jackson finished 10-for-13 (.769) from the field and 6-of-8 (.750) from the three-point line. The six threes place her tied for fourth on the single-game chart. She was named to the Tallahassee Democrat Seminole Classic All-Tournament team.