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Wallace Suffers Season-Ending Injury

Sept. 1, 2010

LAS VEGAS ( - UNLV men's basketball senior Kendall Wallace has been diagnosed by team head physician Dr. Michael Milligan as having a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee that will require surgery, head coach Lon Kruger announced Wednesday. An MRI was completed this morning revealing the tear.

Wallace, a 6-4 guard from Mesa, Ariz., played in all 34 games for the Runnin' Rebels last season, helping the team to a 25-9 record and its third NCAA Tournament appearance in the last four years. He was fifth on the team in scoring with an average of 6.9 points per game, while also averaging 1.6 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 2009-10 as a junior. He shot 42.1 percent from the field (80-of-190), 39.9 percent from 3-point range (61-of-153) and had an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.5.

"We are extremely disappointed for Kendall." Kruger said. "He is entering his senior year and wanted to very much play with this group of guys. Unfortunately because of the surgery he will miss the entire season."

Dr. Greg Bigler will perform the surgery on Wallace.

Wallace has played in 94 total games over the last three years for UNLV and has averaged 4.8 ppg during that span.



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