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Posted: Friday December 7, 2012 12:04AM ; Updated: Friday December 7, 2012 12:21AM

Creighton's Jones hospitalized after fainting

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Creighton guard Josh Jones will be held overnight and undergo further testing Friday at a Lincoln hospital after passing out before the Bluejays' game against Nebraska.

Coach Greg McDermott wrote in a text message to The Associated Press on Thursday night that Jones "is tired but doing well."

McDermott said after the game that Jones fainted during pregame warmups. He was taken out of the Devaney Center on a stretcher.

Jones was diagnosed with a bacterial infection - infective endocarditis - early in his senior year at Omaha Central High School. He underwent open-heart surgery to replace his aortic valve with one formed from cow tissue.

He resumed playing basketball in December 2007 and hadn't had any heart issues since.

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