Laurin Mincy during the 2012 NCAA tournament. She becomes the third Maryland Women's Basketball player to suffer a season-ending ACL injury. (US Presswire)
(WUSA) -- The torn ACL bug has reared it's head once again in College Park. In a year where four members of Maryland's football team saw their seasons ended with ACL injuries, Laurin Mincy becomes the third women's basketball player to suffer the same fate.
Mincy tore her ACL with a little over 15 minutes left in the second half. At the time she had already reached her season high for points, scoring 16 points in what would eventually be a 90-71 victory for the Terrapins over Nebraska. The junior guard is fourth on the team in scoring, averaging 8.6 points per game. Mincy ranks second on the team in assists with 19.
With the season ending injury to Mincy, the Terrapins are down to eight healthy players on their roster. Sophomore Brene Moseley and Senior Essence Townsend both tore their ACLs before the season officially got underway. The injuries significantly hurt Maryland at the guard position, as Moseley was expected to be a starter, and Mincy averaged over 25 minutes per game in 2012 after being an All-ACC honorable mention last season.
The tenth-ranked Terrapins face second-ranked, and unbeaten, Connecticut Monday as part of the Jimmy V Classic.