Texas Tech senior guard Keenan Evans played in the 2018 NCAA tournament with a broken big toe, he confirmed on Sunday.
After the Red Raiders’ season-ending loss to Villanova in the Elite Eight, Evans said that he is looking at surgery to repair the toe.
Evans suffered the toe injury back on Feb. 17 when Texas Tech lost to Baylor as he exited the contest and didn’t play in the second half. While Evans was initially listed as “day-to-day” following the injury, he played in nine of the final 10 games for Texas Tech this season.
Evans missed minimal time dealing with the injury as he played at least 25 minutes in every game he participated in upon return. Initially struggling after the injury, Evans regained his early-season form by averaging 19.1 points per game over his final seven games.
Knowing that Evans played the last stretch of the season with a broken big toe only adds to his legendary season for the Red Raiders. Texas Tech made its first Elite Eight appearance in school history this season as Evans was an NBCSports.com second-team All-American.