UConn PG Banks out for season with torn ACL

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Updated: February 4, 2013

STORRS, Conn. — Connecticut says backup point guard Brianna Banks will miss the remainder of the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her right leg.

Banks suffered the injury during the first half of the Huskies’ 71-65 victory over St. John’s on Saturday.

The school released the diagnosis on Monday and said surgery would be scheduled in the coming weeks.

The sophomore from Newnan, Ga. had been averaging 7.3 points and 1.7 assists in just over 17 minutes per game. She was shooting 47.9 percent from the field.

The injury likely will mean more time for freshman Moriah Jefferson in backing up starting guards Bria Hartley and Caroline Doty.

No. 3 UConn (20-1, 7-1 Big East) hosts Marquette at Gampel Pavilion on Tuesday.

Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press

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