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BYU Basketball guard Elijah Bryant out for the NIT with knee injury

BYU loses one of its top players for the remainder of the season

Loyola Marymount v Brigham Young Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Dave Rose announced after Tuesday’s practice that Sophomore guard Elijah Bryant will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury. It is unclear whether or not it will require surgery.

Junior guard Davin Guinn will start in Bryant’s place.

Bryant has been hampered this season with lingering knee problems. Weeks prior to the season, he had a knee procedure that limited his playing time. He played in the first 5 games of the season before missing the ensuing 10 games. He has played in every game since January 5th’s tilt at St. Mary’s, and has started the last 8.

Bryant’s knee will be a story to follow during the offseason. Bryant brought length and size to a BYU backcourt that was sorely needed; his strong drives and defense on WCC Player of the Year Nigel Williams-Goss played a huge role in BYU’s upset over #1 Gonzaga.

For the season, Bryant averaged 11.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.

Earlier in the day, BYU announced that its NIT game vs UT-Arlington has been moved from 7pm MST to 9pm; the game will be broadcast on ESPN2.