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Wyoming star Larry Nance Jr. tears ACL in win

Wyoming vs. Fresno State Men's Basketball

Wyoming’s Larry Nance Jr. (22) winces as he is helped off the court by Derek Cooke Jr. and associate athletic trainer Lance Schuemann following an injury to his knee during an NCAA college basketball game against Fresno State on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at Arena-Auditorium in Laramie, Wyo. Wyoming defeated Fresno State 72-66. (AP Photo/Casper Star-Tribune, Ryan Dorgan)

Ryan Dorgan

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)