Men’s hoops’ Boone could miss season after surgery

Minnesota’s men’s basketball team announced that senior guard Adam Boone will miss approximately three months and possibly the entire 2004-2005 season after successful surgery to repair a torn biceps tendon Thursday.

Boone started 27 games last year for the Gophers, who finished tied for last in the Big Ten with a 3-13 conference mark.

He averaged 8.4 points, which ranked fourth on the team, and was tops with 123 assists.

“Right now, our concern is for Adam’s health, and we hope he can make a full recovery,” coach Dan Monson said in a statement. “As a team and as a family, we’ll help Adam get through this. It’s definitely a setback for our team, but the guys we have here will continue to work hard and persevere.”

The loss comes after leading scorer Kris Humphries opted for the NBA draft after his freshman year and Moe Hargrow was denied eligibility for the upcoming season after transferring back to the Gophers from Arkansas.

“I’m obviously disappointed, but everyone has to deal with adversity in their life,” Boone said in the statement.

Ticer out of ITA tourney

Minnesota’s men’s tennis senior Avery Ticer was eliminated from the ITA All-American Championships after a second-round loss Thursday in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Ticer, the 81st-ranked player in the nation, beat No. 52 Kris Kwinta of UCLA 6-4, 6-4, in the first round in the morning before falling to Duke’s 16th-ranked Ludovic Walter 7-6 (4), 6-3, in the round of 32.