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Missouri State loses leading scorer Marcus Marshall to torn meniscus

By Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer

Missouri State lost a heartbreaker in overtime to Wichita State on Saturday night, and it turns out the Bears lost their leading scorer in the process.

Marcus Marshall is out indefinitely after tearing the meniscus in his right knee late in Saturday's game. Surgery is scheduled for Wednesday.

"We'll know more about his prognosis after the surgery," head coach Paul Lusk said in a statement. "It's unfortunate because he was just starting to get into a rhythm after his earlier injury, and it has been a very fragmented season for him. Obviously Marcus is a big part of our program and our future, and it's unfortunate when these things happen. But we will push forward as a team, and continue preparing for the two big road games we have ahead of us this week."

Marshall has already missed four games this season with a left knee sprain, but the 2013 Missouri Valley Freshman of the Year is averaging 14.3 points and 2.7 rebounds this season. He went for 15 points against Wichita State, and dropped 20 in a win over Bradley last week.

Missouri State is 12-4 on the season, and will trip to Indiana State on Wednesday.

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