Stovall to have knee surgery, miss rest of season

MUNCIE, Ind. -- Ball State guard Peyton Stovall, the Mid-American Conference's top returning scorer, will undergo knee surgery and miss the rest of the season.

Stovall injured his left knee during Ball State's victory against Wright State on Saturday. An MRI exam showed that he tore his anterior cruciate ligament, the school said Thursday.

Stovall, a junior, is expected to have surgery this month. Coach Tim Buckley said he was hopeful Stovall could return next season.

Stovall injured the same knee in March during the MAC tournament. He averaged 16.7 points last season and averaged 15 points in the Cardinals' first two games this year.