Alliya Butts out for the season with ACL injury

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Senior guard Alliya Butts will miss the 2017-18 season after tearing her ACL during practice on Wednesday, according to a team release.

Butts will have surgery within the next two weeks, according to the release.

Butts is a three time all-American Athletic Conference and All-Big 5 selection and has been a main contributor for the Owls ever since joining the program in 2014.

Last season, Butts averaged 15.5 points per game. In 2016-17 postseason play, Butts averaged 21.3 points per game. She scored a season-high 28 points against the University of Oregon during the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Butts is seventh on Temple’s all-time scoring list with 1,481 points.

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