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Gruesome leg break rivets U.S. hoops fans

INDIANAPOLIS - Horrified teammates wept as a player’s leg bone snapped during one of the most closely watched U.S. college basketball games of the year.

“The bone’s 6 inches (152 millimeters) out of his leg, and all he’s yelling is, ‘Win the game, win the game,’ ” said Louisville coach Rick Pitino, who wiped away tears Sunday as national television quickly backed away from showing replays of Kevin Ware’s nasty fall. “I’ve not seen that in my life.”

#KevinWare shot to one of the top worldwide trending topics on Twitter. Video of the injury was posted on YouTube.

And Ware’s teammates went on to surge past Duke, 85-63, to win one of just four spots in the race to the national finals.

Ware’s right leg bent in such an awkward, frightening angle that CBS stopped showing replays. Team officials said the leg was broken in two places.

AP

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