Junior guard Spencer Dinwiddie (25) grimaces after injuring his knee while head coach Tad Boyle, sophomore guard Xavier Talton (3) and Xavier Johnson (2) look on in the first half against Washington, Sunday in Seattle, Wash. Dinwiddie fell to the ground with an apparent knee injury after making a cut while driving to the hoop. (Photo Courtesy of Kyu Han/The Daily)
Junior guard Spencer Dinwiddie (25) grimaces after injuring his knee while head coach Tad Boyle, sophomore guard Xavier Talton (3) and Xavier Johnson (2) look on in the first half against Washington, Sunday in Seattle, Wash. Dinwiddie fell to the ground with an apparent knee injury after making a cut while driving to the hoop. (Photo Courtesy of Kyu Han/The Daily)

Dinwiddie out for season, Buffs forced to regroup

Junior guard Spencer Dinwiddie (25) grimaces after injuring his knee while head coach Tad Boyle, sophomore guard Xavier Talton (3) and Xavier Johnson (2) look on in the first half against Washington, Sunday in Seattle, Wash. Dinwiddie fell to the ground with an apparent knee injury after making a cut while driving to the hoop. (Photo Courtesy of Kyu Han/The Daily)
Junior guard Spencer Dinwiddie (25) grimaces after injuring his knee while head coach Tad Boyle, sophomore guard Xavier Talton (3) and Xavier Johnson (2) look on in the first half against Washington, Sunday in Seattle, Wash. Dinwiddie received an MRI Monday revealing that he, in fact, tore his ACL and will miss the remainder of the Buff’s promising season. (Photo Courtesy of Kyu Han/The Daily)

Junior point guard Spencer Dinwiddie is out for the remainder of the season with a torn ACL, leaving the CU men’s basketball team without its top scorer.

It was obvious during Sunday’s loss to the Washington Huskies that Dinwiddie, whose left knee gave out in the second quarter, was seriously injured. Though Dinwiddie will undergo surgery after the swelling in his knee goes down, he is expected to make a full recovery, said head coach Tad Boyle. Colorado’s focus as they continue conference play will be reworking on-court chemistry.

After the loss against the Washington Huskies, the Buffs dropped from No. 15 to No. 21 in the Associated Press rankings. Colorado currently holds a 14-3 record on the season and a 3-1 record in the Pac-12.

The Buffs face UCLA Thursday night at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Coors Events Center.

Contact CU Independent Assistant Sports Editor Jordyn Siemens at jordyn.siemens@colorado.edu.

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