Wyoming star Larry Nance Jr. tears ACL in win


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)