Wyoming star Larry Nance Jr. tears ACL in win

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Wyoming knocked off Fresno State at home on Tuesday night, but the win wasn’t the big story of the night.

Star forward Larry Nance Jr. went down with a knee injury. On Wednesday morning, Nance underwent an MRI. According to ESPN.com’s Andy Katz, that MRI revealed a torn ACL, ending Nance’s season.

The injury occurred with 14:51 left in the second half. Nance had already scored 17 points on the night.

Nance was Wyoming’s leading scorer (15.4 ppg), rebounder (8.6 rpg) and shot-blocker (2.1 bpg), and losing him for an extended period of time will be a massive blow to a team that is now 8-5 in the Mountain West but that has struggled to score points at times this season.

(Photo: AP Photo/Casper Star-Tribune, Ryan Dorgan)