Providence star Bryce Hopkins out for the year with torn ACL

Providence star Bryce Hopkins out for the year with torn ACL

Providence went into Wednesday night’s home game vs. Seton Hall with an 11-2 overall record and an unbeaten mark at home.

However, the Friars would end the night with an 11-3 record after the Pirates captured a 61-57 win as six-point road underdogs.

Even worse, the results of an MRI on star forward Bryce Hopkins’s injured left knee revealed a torn ACL early Thursday. Hopkins will miss the rest of the season in a crushing blow to Kim English and his first team at PU.

In 14 games this year, Hopkins was averaging 15.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.0 steals per game. Before getting injured early in the second half vs. Seton Hall, Hopkins had five points, eight rebounds, one assist, one steal and one blocked shot.

“We all feel for Bryce and his family in this difficult time,” English said in a statement. “We will be with him throughout this process to help him come back stronger than ever. We ask that all of Friartown keeps Bryce and his family in your thoughts and prayers.”

After transferring from Kentucky prior to last season, Hopkins garnered first-team All-Big-East honors and led Providence to the NCAA Tournament. He averaged 15.8 points and 8.5 RPG.

As of early Friday afternoon, DraftKings had Creighton installed as an 11-point favorite for Saturday’s home game vs. Providence.

FanDuel currently has Providence with 150/1 odds to win the 2024 NCAA Tournament.