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Friday, November 30, 2012

Maryland loses star guard

Maryland junior guard Laurin Mincy has suffered a season-ending knee injury according to a release sent out by the school this morning.

It leaves an already thin Maryland team heading into Monday's showdown with UConn with just seven healthy scholarship players.

"First and foremost she was out best defensive stopper on the perimeter," Maryland coach Brenda Frese said on a Friday conference call with the media. "We could match her up with a point guard, we could match her up on a wing so that is going to be difficult to overcome. The fact that she was playing extremely well her last game out. Her ability to shoot the 3 but also slash to the basket makes her very difficult to defend. She was able to help us offset the fact that our point guard going down, she kind of helped with those duties as well. It just puts us much more thinner at those positions."

Mincy was Maryland's fourth-leading scorer with an average of 8.6 points per game, had five of the Terrapins' 21 3-pointers and was second on the team with 19 assists. If there is a silver lining, Mincy should be eligible to recapture the season of eligibility since she only appeared in five games.

Here is the from Maryland release:

COLLEGE PARK, Md.  –  Junior guard Laurin Mincy of the Maryland women's basketball team will miss the rest of the season due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee.

Mincy, an All-ACC Honorable Mention honoree last year, suffered the injury early in the second half of No. 10 Maryland's 90-71 win at No. 19 Nebraska Wednesday night.

Mincy tore the ACL in her left knee in high school and missed her senior season at University High School in Newark, N.J. in 2009-10. She was named a McDonald’s All-American in 2010.

 The Terrapins (4-1) and the Huskies (6-0) will play at 7 p.m. at the XL Center in Hartford. Monday’s game will be shown live on ESPN2 and can be heard on the Terrapin Sports Radio Network on 1300 AM (Baltimore), 570 AM (DC) and online on


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