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Kristy Wallace has torn right ACL; Baylor 'to prepare without her'

Baylor starting point guard Kristy Wallace has a torn ACL in her right knee, head coach Kim Mulkey confirmed Thursday.

Wallace suffered the injury Monday in the Lady Bears' regular-season finale victory over West Virginia. She will be replaced in the starting lineup by freshman Alexis Morris.

Baylor (28-1) is the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament after going 18-0 in Big 12 play. It would seem likely that Wallace is out for the Big 12 and NCAA tournaments, but Mulkey didn't confirm that.

"I know Kristy Wallace will be begging to put a brace on and just try to play," Mulkey said, as reported by the Waco Tribune. "Look, I don't anticipate her playing, but I know that kid's personality.

"She, No. 1, is not going to do something that would damage her career, but she's just one of those that [say], 'Let me see if I can run with that brace on. Just let me see if I can cut with that brace on.' We just have to prepare without her."

Wallace, a senior, led the Lady Bears with 155 assists and averaged 12.9 points. She also led the team in minutes played, averaging 30.1.