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WSU Basketball: DaVonte Lacy out after appendectomy

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The Cougars will be without their best player for the start of Pac-12 play.

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Washington State Cougars leading scorer DaVonte Lacy will miss time after having his appendix removed on Saturday, according to WSU basketball broadcaster Bud Nameck. The Spokesman-Review's Jacob Thorpe has confirmed the news and says Lacy is expected to miss a week for now.

Lacy leads the Cougars in offensive rating (124), 3-point percentage (41 percent), and effective field goal percentage (62 percent). That has translated to a career-high 18.9 points per game.

While WSU may be able to weather the loss of Lacy against Mississippi Valley State, the road trip to Arizona and Arizona State just got a lot tougher if the junior guard is unable to go in those games. With Lacy, an upset in either of those games was not likely, without him it seems nearly impossible.

Who is in line to take Lacy's considerable load of shots? Freshman Que Johnson will probably get the bulk of those extra possession, as he has been improving as the season went along. He scored a career-high 21 points against UTEP on Saturday. Johnson got the start against MVSU in place of Lacy.

Now would also be a good time for Royce Woolridge to come around after battling injuries the whole season.