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Creighton sixth man Jones awaits more medical tests

CBSSports.com wire reports

OMAHA, Neb. -- Creighton guard Josh Jones returned to the sideline Sunday to watch the team's 77-61 win over Akron.

Jones was taken to a local hospital after passing out before the Bluejays' game against Nebraska in Lincoln on Thursday night. He faces additional testing this week to determine when or if he'll return to play.

The home crowd in Omaha gave Jones a standing ovation prior to tipoff Sunday.

"When they put the camera on him and he got that standing ovation, obviously that love goes both ways," coach Greg McDermott said after the game.

"Josh came by practice yesterday and he addressed the team," said McDermott, who admitted Jones' fainting, given his health history, was scary. "The important thing is that long term it appears he's going to be fine."

Jones was diagnosed with a bacterial infection during his senior year at Omaha Central High School and underwent surgery to replace a heart valve. He resumed playing basketball in December 2007.

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