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Colorado's Dinwiddie out for year with knee injury

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January 13, 2014 08:09 PM EST | AP


BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — No. 21 Colorado has lost leading scorer Spencer Dinwiddie for the rest of the season with a knee injury.

The school said Monday the junior guard had an ACL injury and will require surgery once the swelling in the knee goes down. Dinwiddie was hurt in a noncontact play during the first half of a 71-54 loss at Washington on Sunday.

Dinwiddie was averaging 14.7 points and 3.1 rebounds for Colorado, which dropped six spots in the latest AP poll. He is also considered the Buffaloes' emotional leader.

The Buffaloes (14-3, 3-1 Pac-12) are off to one of their best starts in school history as they try to make the NCAA tournament for a third straight season.