Iowa point guard Tania Davis suffers another season-ending knee injury

IOWA CITY, Iowa - University of Iowa point guard Tania Davis suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee — as well as a torn medial meniscus — in Sunday’s 71-47 victory at Northern Iowa, an MRI revealed Monday.

A native of Flint, Mich., Davis tore her right ACL late last season in a loss to Michigan. The Hawkeyes went 3-4 to conclude the regular season and missed the NCAA tournament for the second consecutive season.

However, Davis recovered quickly from the injury and was ready for the season-opener, and with the exception of a brace, showed no effects of the injury.

Her injury is a severe blow to an Iowa team that is off to its best start since the 2010-11 season with an 11-1 record.

The 5-foot-6 Davis was averaging 9.7 points and 5.2 assists per game.

Her chance for a medical redshirt seems unlikely since Iowa has played 12 games, but “any hardship waiver opportunity permissible under NCAA rules will be explored,” the release said.

Sophomore Kathleen Doyle is expected to take over at point guard, while redshirt freshman shooting guard Alexis Sevillian could move into the starting lineup. Sevillian and Davis played in the same backcourt in high school.