Ole Miss leading scorer injures knee in loss

Updated: December 19, 2008, 2:10 AM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Ole Miss started Thursday with its head coach being arrested on an assault charge and ended the day learning its leading scorer could be out for the season with a torn knee ligament.

Ole Miss spokesperson Joey Jones told ESPN.com late Thursday night that sophomore guard Chris Warren likely suffered a torn left ACL in the final minute of Thursday night's 77-68 loss to Louisville at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati in the SEC-Big East Invitational.

Warren, who scored 18 points, was hurt on a drive to the basket. Warren, who came into the game averaging 19.8 points, was a first-team all-SEC freshman a season ago and was a preseason first-team all-SEC pick this season.

Warren will be examined when the team returns to Oxford, Miss., Friday morning. Warren's injury comes on the hells of the Rebels losing sophomore Trevor Gaskins and junior Eniel Polynice to season-ending knee injuries in November.

Andy Katz is senior writer for ESPN.com

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