Chris McCullough out for season with torn ACL

The freshman had started all 16 games for the Orange.

Syracuse forward Chris McCullough will miss the remainder of the 2014-15 season after tearing the ACL in his right knee Sunday evening against Florida State, Syracuse Athletics announced on Monday afternoon.

Surgery has not been scheduled, according to the release.

With about 12 minutes remaining in the first half of Sunday's game, McCullough collapsed beneath the basket and lay in obvious pain. He eventually needed to be helped to the locker room by SU athletic trainer Brad Pike and teammate Doyin Akintobi-Adeyeye. He did not return.

SU head coach Jim Boeheim said following the game that McCullough would be evaluated on Monday morning.

McCullough, who started in all 16 games this season, averaged 9.3 points and 6.9 rebounds per contest for the Orange (12-4).

Boeheim told The Post-Standard that Tyler Roberson will take McCullough's place in the SU starting lineup and Chinonso Obokoh's role at the center spot will also expand.

The injury comes only days after the Syracuse women's basketball team lost Brittney Sykes for the rest of the season following a similar injury.

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