Carolyn Davis out for rest of season

Updated: February 13, 2012, 2:50 PM ET
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LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Kansas junior forward and All-America candidate Carolyn Davis will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a dislocated knee and torn anterior cruciate ligament in Sunday's loss to Kansas State.

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Peter G. Aike/US PresswireCarolyn Davis was having an outstanding season before dislocating her knee and tearing her ACL on Sunday. Kansas will have to carry on without her.

Kansas coach Bonnie Henrickson made the announcement Monday.

Davis' injury is a sudden blow to the Jayhawks' offense. The 6-foot-3 Davis leads the team in scoring with a 17.5 points-per-game average and her 60.2 field-goal percentage entering Sunday ranked in the top five nationally. She scored 20 or more points eight times this season and had three double-doubles.

Davis was among the players on the preseason watch lists for the Naismith, Wade Trophy and Wooden awards. She also was named to last season's All-Big 12 first team.

The Jayhawks are 17-7 overall (6-6 Big 12) and in contention for an NCAA tournament berth.